Canaccord Genuity Corp. has created the Canaccord Genuity Diversity Award of Excellence, an academic scholarship to benefit Black students at York University’s Schulich School of Business who demonstrate both academic excellence and an interest in pursuing a career in the capital markets and/or wealth management segments of the financial services industry.
The awards will be offered over a three-year term to an undergraduate student entering their third year and to an MBA candidate entering their first year. They include financial support ($10,000 at the time the student is selected), mentorship and the opportunity to interview for a summer internship. The inaugural recipients will be selected in Fall 2021. Eligibility is not open to Canaccord Genuity employees or their relatives.
“These scholarships are a tangible way for Canaccord Genuity to help high-potential students as they pursue their degrees and build their careers,” says Dan Daviau, CEO of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. “They also represent a way to develop our existing relationships with the Schulich community and to broaden our network through mentorships and internship opportunities.”
Providing funding for scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial aid in support of Black students is part of Schulich’s ongoing commitment to increasing Black student representation at the school, as well as a commitment outlined in York University’s Framework on Black Inclusion.
“Schulich is grateful for the generous support provided by Canaccord Genuity,” says Schulich Interim Dean Detlev Zwick. “Their timely support will help further our goal of greater Black student representation at our school, while also contributing to our ongoing commitment to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive community.”
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