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Lakehead's Aboriginal Students Benefit from Provincial Investment

Lakehead's Aboriginal students will benefit from a new student bursary, and enhanced programs and services.  To support Aboriginal learners, the Ontario government is investing $1,013,265 at Lakehead University.

The McGuinty government has created a bursary program to help Aboriginal students with financial need to attend college, university, or Aboriginal post-secondary institutions, and is also investing in a range of Aboriginal student support services at post-secondary institutions across the province. These efforts are aimed at ensuring more Aboriginal students pursue and succeed at post-secondary education.  

"Lakehead University is dedicated to working with Aboriginal peoples in furthering their educational aspirations," says Dr. Fred Gilbert, Lakehead University President.  "This funding enables Lakehead to implement an Elders in Residence Program at the Orillia Campus while expanding its existing Elders in Residence Program in Thunder Bay.  It also provides the monies needed to continue building our community outreach activities, partnership opportunities, and retention support programs."

Funding in the amount of $653,434 is also being invested at Confederation College.

Read the Province's media release to learn more. 

Last updated January 22, 2010

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