TRU receives donation in support of Indigenous students, undergraduate research

December 14, 2020

Thompson Rivers University has received a $750K donation from the BMO Financial Group to fund awards for Indigenous students and to support their research. The funds will be used to create awards that will support Indigenous students at TRU’s School of Nursing, and to support Knowledge Makers, a mentorship program that guides Indigenous researchers. “As a university, we have a responsibility in reconciliation,” said TRU President Brett Fairbairn. “That includes honouring our relationship with the Secwépemc people on whose lands we reside, reducing barriers to post-secondary education and ensuring our learning community is a place where everyone truly belongs. Today’s announcement creates more opportunities for Indigenous learners to succeed.” TRU (1) | TRU (2) (BC)