TD donates to TRU’s Aboriginal Mentor Program

October 22, 2014

The TD Bank Group has donated $350,000 over 5 years to Thompson Rivers University for the continuation of its Aboriginal Mentor Program. The donation will establish an endowment for ongoing student participation in the program, which pairs first- or second-year students with upper-year students who can provide guidance and advice on a range of issues. This year, one student mentor and one mentee each received $5,000 and $2,000, respectively. Once the endowment is fully established, 2 mentors and 2 mentees will be awarded funding every year. “Some Aboriginal students face significant challenges while they attend university. This generous gift from TD creates a sustainable model which supports students financially and through mentorship,” said TRU President Alan Shaver. TRU News