President Robert Summerby-Murray and David Wang.

Strengthening Global Connections

By Suzanne Robicheau | fall 2016

Both Saint Mary’s University and the Province of Nova Scotia will benefit from a recent gift of $1 million from David Wang, the manager of a Nova Scotia curriculum high school in China and a very good friend of Saint Mary’s. The David Wang Scholarship Fund will support eight prestigious scholarships of $20,000 per year. What makes these scholarships unique is that they are awarded to Chinese students currently studying at a Canadian Curriculum high school in China. Because of this Canadian foundation, these students are proving to be more likely to excel at Saint Mary’s, remain in the province, and contribute to the local economy. “I want to congratulate and say thank you to Mr. Wang for this very generous gift,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Being able to attract and retain international students is an important part of our government’s commitment to increase immigration to the province. This scholarship fund will help with those efforts as we work to grow Nova Scotia’s economy and population.”

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