Neptune Terminals to provide $10,000 in matching funds for the creation of an endowment bursary for Aboriginal students
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Neptune Terminals recently announced $10,000 in matching funds to create an endowment to fund a bursary for Aboriginal students at Capilano University. Neptune Terminals' President Claus Thornberg announced the gift at the University's 50th birthday bash on September 10, 2018.
"The creation of this endowment will reduce barriers to education for Aboriginal students. It's not only good citizenship; it's good business and we challenge other businesses to contribute," says Thornberg.
"Addressing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in our communities and country requires education, business and other organizations to collaborate in meaningful ways," says Capilano University President Paul Dangerfield. "It's our sincere hope that others follow Neptune's lead to get us to our $20,000 goal to create an endowment that will benefit Aboriginal students in perpetuity."
Neptune Terminals, a member of the North Shore community for 50 years, is also the presenting sponsor of Capilano University's 50th anniversary party, CapFest, and the partnering sponsor of the Indigenous festival that's a part of this campus-wide event.
CapFest happens this Saturday, September 22, and runs from 2–9 p.m. Admission is free of charge and the first 500 people to arrive by bicycle or transit will be greeted with a gift! See more details about the event at capilanou.ca/capfest.
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 enrols more than 10,000 students each year and offers 101 programs, including bachelor's degrees in areas as diverse as film, jazz, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. Our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil'wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh) Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
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Submitted by: Cheryl Rossi