Schools ramp up efforts to provide financial support to students

April 7, 2020

Colleges, universities, and polytechnics are establishing funds and calling on donors to help students and local communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A $1M donation from Neil and Gisele Murdoch has allowed the University of Waterloo to expand wellness service offering through the creation of new student counsellor positions and a digital virtual care tool, while the University of New Brunswick, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Douglas College, and Sheridan College have established emergency funds to support students. “This pandemic is bigger than any of us,” said Sheridan President Janet Morrison. “I am more certain than ever that harnessing our collective capacity and demonstrating compassion are the keys to navigating this uncharted territory successfully.” UWaterloo | KPU | UNB | Douglas | insauga (ON, BC)