RBC contributes funds to uManitoba for Indigenous students and northern communities

January 27, 2016

The University of Manitoba is the recipient of a $1.025 M funding commitment from the RBC Foundation that will benefit Indigenous students, northern communities, and those living with mental health issues. RBC will provide $500 K for the Manitoba Online Overcoming Depression (MOOD) Program, which will use the funds for technology to improve students’ access to mental health supports. An additional $500 K will go to the Health Sciences Student Travel Initiative in support of medical and dental students that travel to northern communities for hands-on training and experience in northern health issues. RBC is also providing $25 K for Aboriginal Business Education Partners (ABEP) Scholarships, which support Indigenous youth studying business. The funds build on earlier commitments by the province for uManitoba’s Front and Centre campaign. uManitoba