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Scotiabank gift to support Jarislowsky Chair in Trust and Political Leadership

Earlier this year, the University of Lethbridge announced a $2-million investment from the Jarislowsky Foundation to support the development of a collaborative program with four other universities. 这个项目, designed to educate future leaders in government, politics and the public service, has received a significant boost at bc菠菜论坛 thanks to a $375,000 gift from Scotiabank to support its development.

“We are very grateful to Scotiabank for choosing to support this unique and valuable program,博士说. 马修Letts也, dean of the 文学院 & 科学. “加拿大丰业银行的礼物, in support of the Jarislowsky Chair in Trust and Political Leadership, will directly enhance our ability to provide an exceptional experience for students with an interest in politics, fiduciary policy and public service. Students across the network will develop the transdisciplinary skill set necessary for responsible 治理 and informed engagement on social and political issues.”

“现在比以往任何时候都重要, Canada will benefit from a renewed effort to improve trust in public institutions by making those institutions more accountable and effective to the Canadians they serve,玛丽亚沙罗周期说, Vice President and Global Head, Social Impact at Scotiabank. “Scotiabank is proud to support the development of future leaders through this program and we look forward to the strengthened leadership, 治理 and accountability they will bring to bear for our country.”

这个项目 includes hiring an endowed Jarislowsky Chair in Trust and Political Leadership at each university in the network, which includes Trent University, 阿卡迪亚大学, l’Université du Québec à Trois Rivières (in collaboration with l’École Nationale d’Administration Publique) and Vancouver Island University.

These academic leaders will engage with a national network of scholars to educate the next generation of politicians and public sector leaders in ethics, democratic values and responsible 治理 given the diverse citizenry in Canada and the country’s commitment to democracy and Truth and Reconciliation. The Jarislowsky Chairs will offer innovative academic programming, experiential learning opportunities and promote communities of practice in political and 治理 decision making across the country.

The Jarislowsky Foundation was founded in 1993 by Stephen Jarislowsky, a prominent Canadian philanthropist and business leader. The Foundation's mission is to promote, support and foster excellence and ethics in education, 医学与艺术, and the 环境 and climate change.

The Foundation has 42 research chairs in areas of democracy, 治理, public sector management, 环境 & climate change, Canadian art, and health across Canada.

The Foundation supports programs that allow students from diverse backgrounds to discuss contemporary issues with mentors and recognized experts. These programs aim to develop students' critical thinking skills so that they become leaders with strategic vision and thinking.