WINNIPEG, MAY 6, 2021
COVID-19 has impacted us all in many ways. For Booth University College students, the financial impact has been unprecedented. With fewer summer job opportunities, and many summer camps canceled, more and more students had to make difficult choices about whether to continue their studies. Or, in some cases, how they were going to put food on the table.
“Booth UC received three times the number of bursary applications in 2020/21,” explains Mia Dunn, Development Coordinator. “In response to COVID-19 we have already increased the amount of student aid available on an emergency basis. But the need is so much greater than our resources can meet.”
Booth UC Student Council recognized the urgency of the situation and began a campus-wide project to distribute grocery gift cards to students in need. Through existing funds available to Student Council, and an additional fundraising campaign, over $33,000 in grocery gift cards were given away throughout the academic year.
Booth UC’s commitment is Education for a Better World. “And through that,” says Japhlet Lolo, former Student Council member and 2021 Valedictorian, “we can be active contributors to society and change the world. But it can also take the form of helping just one person at a time.”
Booth UC’s Student Council did just that, and their contributions helped dozens of students. We are thankful for their continued leadership and commitment to helping the Booth UC community flourish.
For more information please contact:
Kimberly Kakegamic, Communications Specialist