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Bank of Nova Scotia donates $1 million to Queen?s University


2006-09-26 - The Bank of Nova Scotia will donate $1 million in support of students with disabilities and international exchange programs at Queen?s University. Sue Graham Parker, Senior Vice-President, Ontario Region, Scotiabank, made the announcement at a Business Community Breakfast in Kingston today.

The major gift will provide support for the creation of the first-ever bursary dedicated to students with disabilities as well as help expand the Queen?s School of Business International Exchange Scholarship and Bursary program.

?Scotiabank is very proud of our partnership with Queen?s University and pleased not only to increase educational opportunities, but also to help transform today?s youth into tomorrow?s leaders,? said Ms. Graham Parker. ?Our leadership in community involvement ? through our charitable donations and the active volunteerism of our employees ? showcases our dedication to being a socially responsible corporation in Canada and around the world.?

The establishment of the Scotiabank Accessibility Bursary will enable students with disabilities to participate more freely in academic and social life at Queen?s. On average 500 students per year, approximately three per cent of the students at Queen?s University are registered with Disability Services.

Scotiabank International Exchange Scholarships and Bursaries were first established in 2001, and over the past five years have enabled more than 100 exchanges annually and the development of new exchange partnerships in 10 countries. The new gift will allow the School of Business to expand its international exchange program, including the creation of new exchange programs in Latin America and the expansion of the existing exchange with Tecnol?gico de Monterrey in Mexico.

?At Scotiabank, we have a strong tradition of community involvement ? it?s an important part of the way we live, work and do business,? added Ms. Graham Parker. ?It?s important to us as an organization because ? not only is it the right thing to do ? it also means a lot to our customers, employees and our many stakeholders.?

For the first time, scholarships will also be open to students from Latin America to attend Queen?s School of Business for a semester ? enhancing the educational opportunities for students in Latin American, a region where Scotiabank has long been a leading financial institution.

?Queen?s School of Business is proud of its continued relationship with the Bank of Nova Scotia,? said David Saunders, Dean. ?We are thankful for the many programs their generous gifts help sustain.?

About Scotiabank:
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2005 the Bank provided more than $40 million in sponsorships and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas of healthcare, education and social services. Scotiabank is on the World Wide Web at www.scotiabank.com

[13-10-2006,12:20]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Bank of Nova Scotia donates $1 million to Queen's)
That means Queen´s = York??
[13-10-2006,12:40]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Bank of Nova Scotia donates $1 million to Queen's)
The Ontario farmer´s association has denoted 100 sheep to Queen´s University to help relieve sexual frustration in the student population.

Baaaa !!!

[13-10-2006,20:46]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Bank of Nova Scotia donates $1 million to Queen's)
TD is better than Scotiabank.

So that YORK > queens.

[13-10-2006,23:15]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Bank of Nova Scotia donates $1 million to Queen's)
any black ones?
[13-10-2006,23:15]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Bank of Nova Scotia donates $1 million to Queen's)
There is always a black one ...
[13-10-2006,23:44]
Anonymous



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