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Scotiabank steps up to support international students at Sheridan

Sep 14, 2016

Sheridan is pleased to announce that Scotiabank has donated $100,000 to the Get Creative Campaign in support of international student scholarships. The endowed scholarship fund will be available to students enrolled in the Pilon School of Business at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga.

“We are very appreciative of Scotiabank’s investment in international students, who form an increasingly important part of our community,” said Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and Vice Chancellor. “Their presence helps create a learning environment where the diversity of ideas, opinions and discussions set the stage for all of our students to develop into globally-minded citizens.”

Sheridan currently has close to 6,000 international students enrolled, or approximately 25% of the total full-time student population. This represents a nearly 1,000% growth in international student admissions over the past 10 years. “We are committed to fostering diversity and inclusion on our campuses,” said Zabudsky. “This generous contribution by Scotiabank will support that vision, by making it possible for more qualified international applicants to pursue their educational goals at Sheridan.”

“As Canada’s international bank, we are in a unique position to understand how valuable diversity is to creating stronger businesses and communities,” said Oliver Uppal, District Vice President, GTA Brampton District at Scotiabank. “Scotiabank believes in supporting young people who will be our future leaders, which is why we are so pleased to help support Sheridan’s international students.”

The Pilon School of Business offers 20 programs including degrees, diplomas and post-graduate certificates. The school is named in honour of Randy Pilon, a Sheridan graduate who donated the $2.5 million lead gift to the Get Creative fundraising campaign. The campaign is moving towards its goal of raising $9 million to support a new facility at the Hazel McCallion Campus, while also increasing support for international student scholarships.

About Scotiabank

Through its global community investment strategy, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2015, Scotiabank contributed $67 million to help our communities around the world.

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