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Paper Excellence donates $50,000 to Vancouver Island University for scholarship program

For Immediate Release:

[Richmond, BC] – Paper Excellence introduced in the present day that it’s donating $50,000 to Vancouver Island University (VIU) to create a Paper Excellence scholar awards scholarship program. Over the subsequent 5 years, ten $1,000 scholarship awards will likely be distributed every year.

Paper Excellence operates two mills on Vancouver Island­—Catalyst Crofton and Catalyst Port Alberni—and one mill on the Sunshine Coast—Howe Sound Pulp & Paper. The awards are meant to encourage and acknowledge Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast youth. They will likely be out there to college students with a demonstrated robust work ethic and a optimistic perspective who’ve enrolled in packages associated to the operation of a pulp mill similar to heavy mechanical trades, energy engineering, heavy gear operator or welding.

“As we proceed to construct our enterprise technique for our coastal operations, we all know it’s vital to make investments locally,” stated Graham Kissack, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety, and Corporate Communications. “Investing in younger individuals and supporting the event of the native workforce is smart for us. Vancouver Island University is nicely positioned to present this coaching with 4 campuses on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast and quite a lot of related packages on supply.”

“This beneficiant donation from Paper Excellence means 50 VIU college students will likely be in a position to attend courses with fewer monetary worries and transition into high-demand careers within the trades,” stated Glynis Steen, Dean of Trades and Applied Technology. “Once they graduate, that’s dozens of expert tradespeople giving again in our communities and strengthening British Columbia’s financial system.”


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 delivery 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.

Media Contact: Graham Kissack, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety and Corporate Communications | [email protected] | Mobile: (250) 732-7991

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