Concordia University and Lakeland College have both received investments that will support student success. Scotiabank has donated $1.4M to the Campaign for Concordia: Next-Gen Now. The funds will support Concordia’s Kaié:ri Nikawerà:ke Indigenous Bridging Program, which offers an alternative admissions pathway for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples who do not meet the university’s standard admissions requirements. The investment will also support the Career Roadmap for International Student Excellence (C-RISE), which helps international students to forge their careers after they graduate. Lakeland has received $650K from Cenovus Energy to support its Indigenous student success programs. The funds will be used to strengthen programming and student success resources for Indigenous students.