Jan 22, 2014
Shannon van Leenen
Media Relations Officer
Bow Valley College names School of Business after prominent Calgary business leader Wayne Chiu
Bow Valley College's (BVC) School of Business is set to take on a greater role in educating our learners, and in serving the needs of industry thanks to a $3 million donation from Calgary business leader, philanthropist, and Trico Homes founder Mr. Wayne Chiu.
This gift is the largest single contribution in BVC's history, and it illustrates Mr. Chiu's commitment to his community. In honour of this generous donation, BVC is renaming their School of Business to the Chiu School of Business.
"The naming of the School of Business is a strong endorsement and recognition by the business community that we are delivering a high quality educational experience to our students," says David Allwright, Dean of the Chiu School of Business.
The donation will allow the Chiu School of Business to continue to grow and provide work-ready graduates to the labour market through career programming that responds to the needs of employers. For instance, the Chiu School of Business has already re-developed its popular Business Administration Diplomas to include a common first-year, with a variety of second-year specializations that meet market demand and provide students with the ability to customize their education to suit their needs.
"The naming of the School of Business clearly marks a new milestone of partnership and commitment to employers, industry, and community," says President and CEO Sharon Carry.
"We are thrilled to be able to announce this new partnership with one of Calgary's leading entrepreneurs and contributors to business and social innovation."
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