Partnerships lead to new supports, fellowships at SMU, Brescia, Centennial, NLC, VIU, UNBC

June 22, 2021
Six Canadian postsecondary institutions have struck partnerships or agreements with organizations, resulting in new fellowships and scholarships. Saint Mary’s University has partnered with Tribe Network to support BIPOC youth in Nova Scotia. Through the Brilliant Creators Fellowship, 15 participants will participate in workshops, events, projects, and experiential learning opportunities; with graduates receiving a $12K scholarship toward their studies at SMU. Brescia University College and Indspire have partnered to provide Indigenous students with access to more scholarships, bursaries, and awards. Centennial College and Hyundai Auto Canada have announced scholarships and employment opportunities for Black students in order to foster diversity and equity in the automotive sector. The BC Oil and Gas Commission has provided a combined $140K to Northern Lights College, Vancouver Island University, and the University of Northern British Columbia to create endowment funds and to support the institutions’ Indigenous initiatives and education offices. SMU | Brescia UC | Centennial | NationTalk (BC) (National)