Bishop’s Univer­sity cel­e­brates the CIBC Busi­ness Bur­saries

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Bishop’s Univer­sity is pleased to an­nounce that CIBC has made a $200,000 do­na­tion to es­tab­lish the CIBC Busi­ness Bur­saries.

Over the next four years, the bur­saries will be awarded to busi­ness stu­dents who re­quire fi­nan­cial sup­port to pur­sue their stud­ies.

Pref­er­ence will be pro­vided to those par­tic­i­pat­ing in the co-op­er­a­tive ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram at the Wil­liams School of Busi­ness (WSB).

The co-op­er­a­tive ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram com­ple­ments the WSB’S aca­demic pro­gram with in­te­grated work ex­pe­ri­ences through full-time work terms and reg­u­lar aca­demic ses­sions. The work terms are de­signed to give stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to blend theory and prac­tice and to gain rel­e­vant work ex­pe­ri­ence. This sum­mer, 37 stu­dents in Busi­ness and three stu­dents in Com­puter Sci­ence par­tic­i­pated in the co-op­er­a­tive ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram.

“This gift will have a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on the stu­dents at the Wil­liams School of Busi­ness,” said Michael Gold­bloom, C.M., Prin­ci­pal and Vice-chan­cel­lor, Bishop’s Univer­sity. “We are deeply com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing that all stu­dents who would like to come to Bishop’s – and who have the in­tel­lec­tual ca­pac­ity and de­ter­mi­na­tion to do so – are able to join our com­mu­nity re­gard­less of their fi­nan­cial cir­cum­stances. We are very grate­ful to CIBC for this im­por­tant in­vest­ment in our stu­dents.”

“We are thrilled to re­ceive this do­na­tion from CIBC,” said Francine Turmel, Dean of the Wil­liams School of Busi­ness. “The co-op­er­a­tive pro­gram is added value for the stu­dents who par­tic­i­pate be­cause they are well equipped for suc­cess in the work­force when they grad­u­ate.”

“CIBC is very pleased to sup­port Bishop’s Univer­sity, a highly re­spected in­sti­tu­tion with shared val­ues of ad­vanc­ing stu­dent op­por­tu­nity and in­vest­ing in our lead­ers of to­mor­row,” says Syl­vain Vinet, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent and Re­gion Head, East­ern Canada. “This do­na­tion sup­ports our com­mit­ment to help­ing stu­dents achieve their aca­demic and ca­reer goals, and we wish the first re­cip­i­ents the great­est of suc­cess.”

One of the main goals of the Univer­sity’s Lead­ing the Way Cam­paign is to raise funds for schol­ar­ships and bur­saries. This gift will sup­port Bishop’s in help­ing the stu­dents who need it the most.

Bishop's Univer­sity, which was founded in 1843, is a pre­dom­i­nantly res­i­den­tial, un­der­grad­u­ate univer­sity in Sher­brooke, Que­bec. It pro­vides a high qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion in the hu­man­i­ties, nat­u­ral sci­ences, so­cial sci­ences, busi­ness, and ed­u­ca­tion. Its small size (2,400 full time stu­dents) al­lows stu­dents to de­velop close re­la­tion­ships with their pro­fes­sors and each other.

COURTESY BISHOP’S UNIVER­SITY

From left to right : Michael Gold­bloom, C.M., Prin­ci­pal and Vice-chan­cel­lor, Bishop’s Univer­sity; Eric Bélanger, Branch Man­ager, King & Belvédère, CIBC; Syl­vain Vinet, Re­gion Head East­ern Canada at CIBC Re­tail Dis­tri­bu­tion; Steve Fil­ion, stu­dent, Wil­liams School of Busi­ness; and Francine Turmel, Dean, Wil­liams School of Busi­ness.

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