OSCC, MRU receive $1.4M to establish chair to support new IBED program

April 28, 2022
Old Sun Community College and Mount Royal University’s new Indigenous Business and Economic Development (IBED) program has received a $1.4M gift from the Ptarmigan Charitable Foundation to establish a chair position. The chair will support the IBED program in recruiting an Indigenous faculty member who will coordinate the program, teach, and bring in relevant research. “We sincerely thank Richard Bird, his family, and the Ptarmigan Charitable Foundation for this significant donation,” said MRU President Dr Tim Rahilly. “The knowledge the students will gain through participation in the IBED concentration will be invaluable and will begin a ripple effect for generations to come.” Nation Talk | MRU (AB)