CIBC has generously donated $125,000 to the University of Prince Edward Island and its School of Business to assist UPEI business administration students.
The CIBC Awards in Business Administration will be granted on an annual basis over a five-year period, to ten undergraduate students enrolled full-time in the bachelor of business administration program. The scholarships are valued at $2,500 each.
“We are delighted to present the CIBC Awards in Business Administration to ten deserving students this year,” said Alan Duncan, dean of the School of Business. “We can’t thank CIBC enough for their support. These students best reflect the vision and commitment of CIBC and are so grateful to be the first recipients of these new awards.”
Award recipients had the opportunity to thank representatives from CIBC during a reception held on the UPEI campus on Friday, March 15 at Don and Marion McDougall Hall. The first recipients of this scholarship include: Ashley Deighan, Christine DeVries, Amy Doyle, Kaleigh Duffy, Nikkie Gallant, Justin Lank, Rachelle MacArthur, Jeffrey Taylor, Michael Warren, and Alex Whalen. Representatives from CIBC included Dave Hopper, district vice-president for northern Nova Scotia and PEI; branch managers Floyd Jackson and Glenn Trueman; and representatives from CIBC Wood Gundy Rick Gallant, Deneen Ferguson, and Dale Turner. UPEI’s dean of the School of Business Alan Duncan was the event’s master of ceremonies.
“CIBC supports causes that matter to our clients, our employees, and our communities. With a community investment focus on kids and youth, CIBC is helping these students reach their full potential. We are proud to support the business administration program at UPEI,” said Hopper. “Every year, CIBC invests millions of dollars in scholarship funding, skills training, and mentoring programs that benefit thousands of young people across Canada,” he added.