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St. Lawrence College receives major gift from RBC Foundation to support new academic programs

2014-02-21

RBC Foundation is investing $50,000 through the Difference We Make campaign at St. Lawrence College. The gift will advance the college’s efforts to support the growing supply chain and logistics sector in the region. RBC Royal Bank presented the gift during a special reception for leaders of the supply chain sector held at the College on Tuesday, February 18.

“RBC believes strongly in the education of Canada’s next generation of entreprenurial business leaders, and our donation today is a real testament to our confidence in the new Centre for Supply Chain Studies and their innovative program that nurtures, develops and accelerates the careers of students in Eastern Ontario,” said Johanne Delves, regional vice president, Eastern Ontario, RBC. “This support further underscores not only the bank’s focus on helping our kids reach their true potential in life, but RBC’s ongoing comittment to this community.”

Among the many initiatives the College has undertaken is a new Supply Chain and Logistics Management one-year graduate certificate program. This program was created in response to the needs of employers in the supply chain sector, warehousing and distribution, transportation or the manufacturing/retail areas.

Cornwall has become a major centre for the distribution of goods and materials across Canada with several companies establishing regional distribution centres in the city, according to Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO of St. Lawrence College. “This significant gift will help the College grow the academic programs and services we are developing and will provide employers in our communities with much needed skilled professionals in order to build the strength of the region, something we’re known to do in all sectors of the economy.”  

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About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.

 

Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
613-544-5400, ext. 1291
Cell: 613-329-2451
ltulchinsky@sl.on.ca