Businesses, philanthropists fund student awards, opportunities

Several postsecondary institutions have received funding from Canadian businesses and philanthropists to support student awards, innovation, and learning opportunities. Sheridan College has received $250K from Scotiabank’s ScotiaRISE initiative in order to create additional on-campus work opportunities for international students. At Mount Allison University, Jane Craighead and James Cherry have donated $250K to support students in pursuing experiences such as community engagement projects and entrepreneurship. Okanagan College has received $100K from the Merrifield Family Foundation in support of the construction of a modern Health Sciences Centre on Okanagan’s Kelowna campus, while Olds College received $100K from AGvisorPRO CEO Robert Saik to create an endowed award fund for students studying Agriculture Technology programs. Sheridan| MtA| Okanagan| Olds Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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