Jarislowsky Foundation launches academic network on trust and political leadership

The Jarislowsky Foundation has collaborated with Acadia University, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trent University, the University of Lethbridge, and Vancouver Island University to launch a network of five endowed chairs at institutions across Canada. Stephen A Jarislowsky, president of the Foundation, explained that this Pan Canadian Academic Network responds to the “question of how we are going to strengthen and build trust in our public institutions, our organizations, and ourselves.” network will focus on training public policy makers who will become leaders in government, politics, and the public service. It will professionalize ethical and fiduciary responsibility in political and public service by developing certifications in trust and political leadership. Acadia President Peter Ricketts said that the network will create a unique interdisciplinary program that allows students to study across the five universities. The initiative is supported by $10M from the Jarislowsky Foundation and $10M in matching funds from the universities. Jarislowky Foundation| ULethbridge Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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