NBCC, Cambrian, Okanagan celebrate gifts from local industry to support student learning


Several colleges in Canada have recently received donations from local industry to support student learning on campus. New Brunswick Community College’s practical nursing program received a donation from Medavie to support the acquisition of educational technology, such as augmented reality software. Cambrian College received $350K from Glencore to support the construction of its electrical vehicle lab and the creation of scholarships for Indigenous students. Okanagan College’s Electronics Engineering Technology program received state-of-the-art equipment from a local communications engineer and electronics hobbyist. “Gifts-in-kind, from equipment to materials, provide valuable teaching and learning aids helping students get … hands-on, real-world experience,” explained Okanagan College Foundation Executive Director Helen Jackman.

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