BMO supports TRU’s Indigenous
Brendan Kergin - Dec 10, 2020 - Get Involved

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Thompson Rivers University is celebrating a major financial boost for Indigenous students at the university.

The Bank of Montreal has made a pair of donations totalling $750,000. The Knowledge Makers mentorship program, which is getting $400,000, helps guide undergraduate Indigenous researchers.

Another $350,000 has been given for awards in the School of Nursing to support Indigenous students in Kamloops and Williams Lake entering health care programs.

“We are honoured to support Indigenous students through scholarships and awards,” BMO Western Canada business banking head Paul Seipp said in a press release. “Education is one of the three pillars of BMO’s commitment to Indigenous communities.

“Our actions and progress against these pillars and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action 92 are guided by our Indigenous advisory council and employee sharing circle, and continue to be a priority for BMO.”

Indigenous students at TRU make up 10% of the student population.

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