MRU to increase housing capacity, upgrade units for Indigenous students with donation

May 30, 2019

Mount Royal University’s Indigenous Housing Program (IHP) will be doubling its capacity and becoming more affordable, thanks to a $300K donation from philanthropists David and Leslie Bissett. The IHP will use the funds to undertake necessary upgrades to kitchens, bathrooms, and other amenities in the units, house up to eight families, and provide bursaries to increase the affordability of the program. “Every family in the program has succeeded and the IHP creates belonging and links students to academic support services,” said Iniskim Centre Director John Fischer. “Children grow up on campus knowing that one day, they will go to university.” MRU (AB)