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Dalhousie Announces $1.5 Million Commitment From The RBC Foundation To Support The Dalhousie University's College Of Sustainability

RBC Foundation's funding now ensures:

  • financial sustainability of the SLC program for at least 10 years
  • increased program reach and impact
  • minimal program cost to students
  • continued community collaboration
  • evaluation and continuous improvement of sustainability education

For decades, RBC and Dalhousie University have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship best exemplified through RBC's partnership with Dalhousie's Faculty of Management which has seen the placement or hiring of 71 Dalhousie students since 2007. Over 100 RBC employees have completed a MBA at Dalhousie and there are currently others enrolled in the financial services MBA.

About Dalhousie's College of Sustainability The College of Sustainability acts as a focal point for Dalhousie's scholars and students and members of the broader community, creating opportunities for synergies in learning, teaching, scholarship and community engagement. Its innovative Environment, Sustainability and Society (ESS) interdisciplinary undergraduate program is a Canadian first and has been recognized internationally for its contribution to sustainability education.

About Bold Ambitions: The Campaign for Dalhousie The $250-million Bold Ambitions campaign is the largest and most comprehensive in Dalhousie's history; focusing on student success and enrichment, interdisciplinary programs, and innovation and design. Its impact will deepen Dalhousie's capacity for excellence, pushing us further to achieve our vision of becoming the very best university in Canada.

About RBC's Commitment to Community and Sustainability Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC. We employ approximately 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 49 other countries. RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social and environmental leaders and is listed on the 2012 - 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the DJSI North American Index, the Jantzi Social Index and the FTSE4Good Index. RBC is one of Canada's Greenest Employers, one of Canada's 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations and among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. Learn more at www.rbc.com/community-sustainability.

RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2012, we contributed more than $95 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community investments of more than $64 million and $31 million in sponsorships.

SOURCE RBC

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