New chair created to boost schizophrenia research
Montreal — Thanks to a generous donation, McGill University is establishing one of the first chairs in schizophrenia research in North America. The money has been provided by the Graham Boeckh Foundation, which was set up a few years ago by Tony and Raymonde Boeckh and named for Tony’s son Graham, who died of complications resulting from the disease in 1986 at the age of 22. Graham grew up in Montreal, graduated from Lower Canada College, and spent two years at Queen’s University before his illness prevented further studies. He was a gifted student, athlete and outdoorsman. Graham’s younger brothers Ian and Robert are trustees of the Foundation, and their mother Janet has fully supported the project.