For immediate release
October 22, 2009
Three Kwantlen students named 2009 B.C. Aboriginal Award recipients
(METRO VANCOUVER, B.C.) Kwantlen Polytechnic University students Allison Antone (Langley resident), Lisa Iversen (Surrey resident) and Braxton Lawrence (Maple Ridge resident) received the 2009 B.C. Aboriginal Award from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society to pursue post-secondary education in B.C.
“These awards are an investment in the skills and talents of B.C.’s Aboriginal students”, said Jim Reed, chair of the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society. “They will help to open new doors to B.C.’s educational system for Aboriginal people in all regions of the province.”
The B.C. Aboriginal Student Award is funded from the returns on a $10-million endowment fund established by the Province in 2007 as part of its strategy to improve Aboriginal access and achievement.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University brings with it a tradition of providing access pathways for students with different talents and abilities, and opportunities for all who are willing to work hard to realize their goals. Key to Kwantlen’s new mandate is an enhanced capacity to integrate research and external community engagement within a learning environment that places students at the centre of all that the university does.
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