Businesses, philanthropists fund student awards, opportunities

January 26, 2022
Several postsecondary institutions have received funding from Canadian businesses and philanthropists to support student awards, innovation, and learning opportunities. Sheridan College has received $250K from Scotiabank’s ScotiaRISE initiative in order to create additional on-campus work opportunities for international students. At Mount Allison University, Jane Craighead and James Cherry have donated $250K to support students in pursuing experiences such as community engagement projects and entrepreneurship. Okanagan College has received $100K from the Merrifield Family Foundation in support of the construction of a modern Health Sciences Centre on Okanagan’s Kelowna campus, while Olds College received $100K from AGvisorPRO CEO Robert Saik to create an endowed award fund for students studying Agriculture Technology programs. Sheridan | MtA | Okanagan | Olds (National)