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Paper Excellence Partners with Vancouver Island University to Create Indigenous Success Fund

For Immediate Release:

[Richmond, BC] – Paper Excellence introduced at present that it has partnered with Vancouver Island University (VIU) to create a brand new scholarship fund that goals to financially assist Indigenous college students enrolled in trades applications at VIU. Paper Excellence has contributed $60,000 to the fund, which will likely be distributed over three years.

“On behalf of Paper Excellence, we’re very excited to be working with VIU on the Paper Excellence Indigenous Success Fund to assist Indigenous college students in British Columbia,” mentioned Graham Kissack, Vice President, EHS & Corporate Communications for Paper Excellence. “It’s our pleasure to assist make the expertise at VIU just a bit bit simpler financially and wish to want the recipients of the fund all the most effective of their research and future careers.”

Indigenous trades college students will likely be eligible to obtain up to $2,000 every educational 12 months via the fund, which started disbursements to college students in January 2022.

“VIU thanks Paper Excellence for this beneficiant reward. This reward will assist college students who’re on the verge of not having the ability to proceed their research due to monetary constraints. Paper Excellence is supporting college students after they want it probably the most,” mentioned Richard Horbachewski, Executive Director of the VIU Foundation. “These scholarships supply assist in a well timed and efficient method, so college students don’t have to put their desires on pause when private circumstances throw obstacles of their path.” 

The Paper Excellence Indigenous Success Fund at VIU is one in every of a number of scholarship and bursary funds Paper Excellence has supported at postsecondary establishments round Canada, alongside with comparable partnerships at College of the Rockies, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology.

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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.

Vancouver Island University (VIU), positioned on the west coast of Canada, is one in every of Canada’s most inclusive universities. We place college students and communities on the centre of our work, recognizing that training is a key determinant of social progress and financial prosperity. Our distinctive pupil expertise consists of small class sizes; devoted, award-winning college; and distinctive undergraduate analysis alternatives which might be typically performed in collaboration with our many group companions. We additionally supply all kinds of academic choices and beginning factors, together with upgrading, trades, undergraduate and graduate applications, to assist the numerous academic wants of each our home and worldwide college students.

Media Contact:         [email protected]

Graham Kissack, VP, EHS and Corporate Communications

                                    Mobile: (250) 732-7991

                                    [email protected]

                                    Jenn McGarrigle, Manager, External Communications

                                    Mobile: (250) 619-6860

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