If Althea Wishloff could make one thing clear to young Aboriginal students contemplating a degree in business, it would be “you can do it too.” With a Gitxsan First Nations background, the fourth-year Sauder BCom student is an active proponent in B.C.’s Aboriginal community promoting business education.
A $1-million gift from the family of Warren and Maureen Spitz will fund a new awards program at UBC’s Sauder School of Business benefiting Aboriginal women pursuing business studies. The Spitz Fellows Program was created in collaboration with the philanthropic Toronto-based family and accepted its first student this month.
The family of Warren and Maureen Spitz, the benefactors of Sauder's Spitz Fellows Program, have a long history with UBC and philanthropy.
The work of the Sauder School of Business to contribute to British Columbia’s Aboriginal communities through business education will be reinforced by substantial new funding.
Ch’nook’s inaugural Links to Learning workshop earned praise from the Government of Canada by winning the 2013-2014 Deputy Ministers’ Recognition Award for Collaboration and Partnerships, presented this week to Miranda Huron, Program Manager for Ch’nook’s Scholars and Cousins initiatives.