Capilano University receives $16,000 from G3 Terminal Vancouver to support students through new bursaries and entrance grants
News release: Capilano University announces $16,000 from G3 Terminal Vancouver (PDF)
North Vancouver, B.C. March 4, 2021 – Capilano University is pleased to announce it has received $16,000 from G3 Terminal Vancouver in North Vancouver that will directly support students with funding to pursue their education. The gift includes $10,000 to create a new entrance grant for Indigenous students enrolled in the University One preparatory program for university studies, and $6,000 to establish a new bursary open to any CapU student experiencing financial need.
“G3 is proud to be a part of the North Shore community and is pleased and honoured to partner with Capilano University to remove barriers to help students pursue their education,” says Nick Willcox, G3TV Terminal Manager.
University One is a unique eight-month program developed with input from Indigenous Elders, communities and students. It takes a holistic approach – using values of Elders’ knowledge, respect, land, shared leadership and community responsibility – to walk alongside and guide Indigenous learners in finding their own path and navigating the post-secondary environment.
“We are so grateful for this financial gift, particularly for the immeasurable support it offers our Indigenous learners at CapU,” says David Kirk of the Tzeachten First Nation who instructs in the University One program and serves as an Indigenous education advisor at Capilano University. “This new entrance grant from G3 Terminal Vancouver will assist in relieving some of the financial stress for our students who have to overcome many extra hurdles to pursue a post-secondary education.”
There is a common misconception in Canada that post-secondary education is completely funded for Indigenous students, but that is far from the truth, according to Kirk. Approximately only one-third of all Indigenous students at CapU receive funding from their band or Nation.
University One enrols up to 16 students per year and the entrance grant from G3 Terminal Vancouver will provide $1,000 for up to 10 students per year. The G3 Terminal Vancouver bursary will offer two $1,000 bursaries per year for the next three years for students in financial need. Starting in September 2021, eligible students will be able to access the grant or bursary through CapU Financial Aid and Awards.
About Capilano University
Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to-Sky corridor. The University offers 94 programs, including bachelor's degrees, in areas as diverse as film, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University is named after Sa7plek (Chief Joe Capilano), an important leader of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation of the Coast Salish Peoples. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the LíỈwat, xʷməθkʷəỷəm (Musqueam), shíshálh (Sechelt), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and SəỈílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
About G3 Terminal Vancouver
G3 was created with the vision of building a smarter path from farmers’ fields to global markets. Today, G3 is transforming the way grain moves with an expanding network of facilities that set new standards for fast, safe and reliable operations. G3 Terminal Vancouver, a state-of-the art export facility opened in 2020 in North Vancouver and adds more speed and efficiency to the grain supply chain. G3 is a Canadian company, and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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