Native Graduate Student Praises Corporate Sponsor

Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 15:04



A northern woman pursuing a Master’s degree in business administration hopes more Aboriginal people get the same opportunity she’s been given.


Monica Goulet from Cumberland House was recently awarded a $10,000 scholarship to continue her studies at the University of Saskatchewan.


The money is part of $250,000 Scotiabank has given the university to specifically encourage Native people to pursue graduate degrees.


A lot of that funding has been used to create a bridging program at the university that Goulet says has been instrumental in giving her a crack at earning an MBA.


She notes people with Master’s degrees typically end up in management — positions she says Native people are currently under-represented in.


Goulet hopes other corporate sponsors follow Scotiabank’s lead.