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SOURCE: Lakehead University

Lakehead University

May 25, 2016 11:00 ET

Scotiabank Donates $50,000 to Lakehead University

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 25, 2016) - Scotiabank is donating $50,000 to Lakehead University's Bora Laskin Faculty of Law in support of students.

A gift of $1,000 will be awarded annually to five students in the second and third year of the Juris Doctor program at Lakehead University's Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. The award recipients will have a record of high academic standing and must express financial need.

"Scotiabank is proud to support students in Lakehead University's Bora Laskin Faculty of Law and to help attract community-focused students from all across the country," said Kevin Farrell, District Vice President, Ontario North, Scotiabank. "We understand the importance of investing in young people so they have the tools and experience they need to succeed."

"Scotiabank's generous contribution to the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law will provide valuable financial support for students who are committed to the legal profession," said Angelique EagleWoman, Dean of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.

"This gift will help students remove financial barriers and achieve their goals, opening up opportunities for increased access to the study of law," EagleWoman said.

Lakehead University's Bora Laskin Faculty of Law focuses on making justice accessible to all Canadians. Its curriculum responds to unique regional needs with specializations in small and sole-practice law, natural resources-based law, and Aboriginal law. Bora Laskin Faculty of Law graduates will be advocates who will advance social justice, bolster economic development, and be leaders in their communities.

For more on the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University, visit: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/academics/departments/law.

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Lakehead University

Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario's newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies.

Maclean's 2016 University Rankings place Lakehead University second in Ontario and among Canada's Top 10 undergraduate universities, and first among Ontario's undergraduate universities for Total Research Dollars, Social Sciences & Humanities Grants, and Library Expenses. In 2015, Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead first among Canada's undergraduate universities.

Visit www.lakeheadu.ca.

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