Donation to create Indigenous Pathway business program at U of R
- EFN Staff | April 05, 2019
A generous donation will support Indigenous and distance students at the University of Regina’s Levene Graduate School of Business.
Thanks to Kenneth Levene’s generous support Indigenous and distance students will see improved opportunities to participate in the Levene Graduate School of Business. The total funding provided by Levene in sponsoring these initiatives is $100,000 and it is being matched by the University of Regina.
“Mr. Levene’s donation will go towards the launch of the Indigenous Pathway program in support of Indigenous students obtaining their degree or certificate from the Levene Graduate School of Business,” said Dean of Hill and Levene Schools of Business Dr. Gina Grandy in a media release. “The funding will also be used to create the Kenneth Levene Streaming Studio which will allow courses to be streamed to Levene Graduate School students remotely, allowing them to participate in classes in real time.”
The Indigenous Pathway initiative will aid Indigenous students who have completed high school and are pursuing a post-secondary education or who have completed an undergraduate degree and want to pursue graduate level education. Programming will be tailored specifically to Indigenous students and will include networking and community building opportunities as well as scholarships. The initiative recognizes all Canadians benefit from the economic impact of robust and successful Indigenous businesses.
“In May 2005, the Levene Graduate School of Business was established in honour of my parents David and Margery Levene, continuing a long tradition in my family of giving back to the community,” said Levene. “I am pleased to be able to continue that tradition by providing Indigenous and distance students greater opportunities to participate in Levene Graduate School programs.”
The Kenneth Levene Streaming Studio will feature state of the art, interactive distance technology allowing the Levene Graduate School program to be accessible to distance students across the province, nationally and globally. The studio will also enhance awareness and facilitate enrollment in the Levene Graduate School.