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Paper Excellence Donates $10,000 to College of the Rockies for Indigenous Student Bursaries

For Immediate Release:

[Richmond, BC] – Paper Excellence introduced at this time that it has donated a complete of $10,000 in direction of two separate bursary funds that assist Indigenous college students at the College of the Rockies (COTR). Paper Excellence has supplied $5,000 in direction of the Agnes McCoy Memorial Bursary, and $5,000 to the Engineers Canada Indigenous Access to Engineering Bursary.

“On behalf of Paper Excellence, it’s an actual privilege to assist these two bursary packages at College of the Rockies and the college students that can profit consequently,” stated Graham Kissack, Vice President EHS & Corporate Communications for Paper Excellence.

The Agnes McCoy Memorial Bursary was created in honour of the late Agnes McCoy, an elected Ktunaxa Chief and revered elder from ?aqam. The bursary is awarded to an Indigenous scholar at COTR who has proven dedication to their research and has demonstrated the preservation of their First Nations tradition and values.

The Engineers Canada Indigenous Access to Engineering Bursary was created by Russ Kinghorn, a past-president of Engineers Canada, and was established to assist Indigenous individuals in engineering the place they’re presently underrepresented.

“College of the Rockies helps and respects the Indigenous communities upon whose lands we be taught, work, and reside and we’re continuously looking for new methods to assist the improvement of our group,” stated Deborah Carty, Vice President External Relations. “This consists of supporting our Indigenous learners.  We’re grateful to Paper Excellence for their beneficiant contribution which is able to assist to make post-secondary schooling extra accessible for Indigenous college students.”

Paper Excellence has just lately supported a number of scholarship funds and bursaries at postsecondary establishments, together with partnerships with Vancouver Island University, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies.


Paper Excellence, headquartered in British Columbia, is a diversified producer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging papers. The firm operates seven mills and a large-scale cargo distribution centre in Canada producing and transport over 2.8 million tonnes yearly with a workforce of greater than 2,800. Paper Excellence is poised to proceed to develop with its technique of operational excellence and high-quality, cost-effective merchandise.

For greater than 45 years, College of the Rockies has supplied post-secondary schooling that meets the wants and aspirations of the individuals, business, and companies of our area. Each yr, we welcome greater than 10,000 full-time and part-time college students right into a full vary of packages, together with: expert trades, college research, grownup upgrading, early childhood schooling, well being and human companies, enterprise, workplace administration, tourism, hospitality, recreation, fireplace companies, persevering with schooling, and contract coaching. Through smaller class sizes, extremely personalised instruction and devoted assist companies, our college students are primed to achieve the job market, or in the subsequent stage of their educational journey.

Media Contact:        

[email protected]

Graham Kissack, VP, EHS and Corporate Communications

Mobile: (250) 732-7991

Heather Jackson
Manager, Communications and Marketing
College of the Rockies
[email protected]

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