Laval creates emergency fund to support students

March 23, 2020

The Université Laval has announced an emergency fund that will help support the institution’s 45,000 students to get through the COVID-19 crisis. Laval President Sophie D’Amours noted that many students had lost their employment on-campus or in the local community due to business closures. As an expression of solidarity, Laval called on its university foundation and financial aid offices to mobilize their resources and create a fund, adding that they would call upon institutional donors if necessary. D’Amours added that students would need to verify if they had access to provincial or federal government assistance funds prior to accessing the Laval fund. Radio Canada (QC)