TRU receives donation from Sisters of Saint Ann to support Indigenous nursing students

April 7, 2021
Thompson Rivers University has received a $150K donation from the Sisters of Saint Ann to create a new endowment fund in the School of Nursing for Indigenous nursing students. The fund will support the creation of an award for practicum students who accept placements in First Nations, Inuit, or Métis communities, as well as supporting mentoring, the Elder in the House program, and other projects. “We have a long and enduring connection to Kamloops, dating back more than a century and rooted in our founding commitments to education and health care in rural areas,” said Sister Marie Zarowny, president and board chair. “Since our arrival in Victoria in 1858, our Sisters have fostered the educational goals of members of Indigenous communities and in more recent years sought ways to contribute to the process of healing, understanding and reconciliation. We are delighted to be able to support students at TRU through this endowment fund.” CBC | CFJC Today (BC)