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October 24, 2014
 
 
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Laurier welcomes new scholarship program for international doctoral students

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Nov 10/10

Wilfrid Laurier University applauds the Ontario government’s announcement of the creation of the Ontario Trillium Scholarships.

The Ontario government has spent $225 million since 2003 to expand the capacity of universities to provide graduate studies but this expansion was restricted to domestic students. The 75 Ontario Trillium Scholarships are allocated across 17 Ontario universities and provide $40,000 for up to four years of study. They will attract more of the best-qualified international students to Ontario for doctoral studies, and will address Ontario’s need for enhanced innovative capacity to successfully compete in the world.

"Investment in post-secondary education is an investment in Ontario's future prosperity,” said Laurier President Dr. Max Blouw. “Attracting the best international graduate students to Ontario will increase the province's competitive advantage globally and help build a strong economy.”

Dr. Joan Norris, dean of  Laurier’s Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, noted that “Laurier’s allocation of these scholarships will facilitate the recruitment of highly-qualified international students. These students enrich the experience for domestic students, while contributing to the research and innovation in our diverse graduate programs here at Laurier, and in the broader Ontario community.”

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