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Paper Excellence donates to the College of the Rockies to support Indigenous students

June 22, 2022  By P&PC Staff

Paper Excellence donated a total of $10,000 to two separate bursary funds that support Indigenous students at the College of the Rockies (COTR). The company provided $5,000 towards the Agnes McCoy Memorial Bursary and $5,000 to the Engineers Canada Indigenous Access to Engineering Bursary.

“College of the Rockies supports and respects the Indigenous communities upon whose lands we learn, work, and reside and we are constantly seeking new ways to support the development of our community,” said Deborah Carty, vice-president of external relations. “This includes supporting our Indigenous learners.  We’re grateful to Paper Excellence for their generous contribution which will help to make post-secondary education more accessible for Indigenous students.”

The Agnes McCoy Memorial Bursary was created in honour of the late Agnes McCoy, an elected Ktunaxa Chief and respected elder from ʔaq̓am. The bursary is awarded to an Indigenous student at COTR who has shown dedication to their studies and has demonstrated the preservation of their First Nations culture and values.


The Engineers Canada Indigenous Access to Engineering Bursary was created by Russ Kinghorn, a past president of Engineers Canada. It was established to support Indigenous people in engineering where they are currently underrepresented.

“On behalf of Paper Excellence, it’s a real privilege to support these two bursary programs at College of the Rockies and the students that will benefit as a result,” said Graham Kissack, vice-president of EHS and corporate communications for Paper Excellence.

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