ULaval receives $15M to enhance supports, programming for Indigenous students

Université Laval will be increasing its Indigenous student body and enhancing its supports thanks to a $15M donation from the Mastercard Foundation. The university is hoping to double its number of Indigenous students from 400 to 800, and will use the funds to create new scholarships, programs of study, and safe spaces for Indigenous students. These opportunities and programs will be developed using input from Indigenous youth and local Indigenous communities. “This extraordinary partnership with the Mastercard Foundation gives us the means to achieve our goals,” said ULaval Rector Sophie D’Amours. “With this support, we can take concrete action to strengthen our friendship with Indigenous peoples, create change, offer mentorships with elders from their communities, and make a significant difference in the lives of many Indigenous youth.” Penticton Herald Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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