July 9, 2021 – CBC PEI: A new program at universities across Atlantic Canada seeks to attract more Indigenous and Black students to business programs in an effort to diversify boardrooms across the country. The Atlantic Promise Scholars Initiative includes 11 universities from the four Atlantic provinces and provides financial aid and other supports to Indigenous and Black students.
Tarek Mady, the interim dean of the faculty of business at the University of Prince Edward Island, said the program is going to make a “huge difference.”
“This will benefit students individually, that’s the short-term effect,” said Mady.
“But we’re hoping that in the long run, it will actually contribute to the mandate of creating a much more diverse business community.”
Read the full CBC PEI story by Aly Thomson here