BMO donates $600,000 to TRU
BMO Financial Group is giving $600,000 to Thompson Rivers University to help with renovations to its Old Main Building.
It is the largest gift the financial institute has made in B.C. outside the Lower Mainland.
“We are proud to recognize BMO’s leadership investment and the significant contribution to our university,” said TRU president Alan Shaver.
“This is one area of our campus which touches each of our students; many will now begin their TRU journey on BMO Student Street.”
Joanne Gassman, senior vice-president for BMO in B.C. and the Yukon, said: “We believe that corporate responsibility is a journey best travelled in partnership.
“Today’s donation announcement to Thompson Rivers University will, we hope, continue to strengthen and grow our partnership and build on our mutual understanding that the economic, social and environmental choices we all make will positively impact the lives of potentially thousands of students.”
The area in the building known as Student Street will be renamed to carry the BMO brand.
Renovations at the building include 40,000 square feet of new learning space and a new floor that will accommodate the university's new law faculty.
The new floor is expected to open by September 2013.