Kenneth Levene donation supports Indigenous and distance students at the Levene Graduate School

News Release Release Date: April 2, 2019 9:30 a.m.

Thanks to Kenneth Levene’s generous support Indigenous and distance students will see improved opportunities to participate in the Levene Graduate School of Business.

“Mr. Levene’s donation will go towards the launch of the Indigenous Pathway program in support of Indigenous students obtaining their degree or certificate from the Levene Graduate School of Business,” said Dr. Gina Grandy, Dean of Hill and Levene Schools of Business, University of Regina. “The funding will also be used to create the  Kenneth Levene Streaming Studio which will allow courses to be streamed to Levene Graduate School students remotely, allowing them to participate in classes in real time.” 

“In May 2005, the Levene Graduate School of Business was established in honour of my parents David and Margery Levene, continuing a long tradition in my family of giving back to the community,” said Levene. “I am pleased to be able to continue that tradition by providing Indigenous and distance students greater opportunities to participate in Levene Graduate School programs.”

The Indigenous Pathway initiative will aid Indigenous students who have completed high school and are pursuing a post-secondary education or who have completed an undergraduate degree and want to pursue graduate level education. Programming will be tailored specifically to Indigenous students and will include networking and community building opportunities as well as scholarships. The initiative recognizes all Canadians benefit from the economic impact of robust and successful Indigenous businesses.

The Kenneth Levene Streaming Studio will feature state of the art, interactive distance technology allowing the Levene Graduate School program to be accessible to distance students across the province, nationally and globally. The studio will also enhance awareness and facilitate enrollment in the Levene Graduate School.

The total funding provided by Levene in sponsoring these initiatives is $100,000 and it is being matched by the University of Regina.


About the University of Regina

The University of Regina—with campuses located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota and Nakoda nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. Today, more than 15,000 students study within the University's 10 faculties, 25 academic departments/schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). The University of Regina has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, master, and doctoral degrees. In 2017, the University of Regina was ranked in the Top 200 Best Young Universities in the world by Times Higher Education.



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