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$250,000 gift helps launch CIBC Navigator Program for U of L students with disabilities

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The University of Lethbridge is launching a new five-year program to help support employment opportunities for students with disabilities.

Third year sociology, co-operative education student Eileen Sowunmi is helping to develop the CIBC Navigator Program from the student perspective.

She says the project, which involves real-world work experience with academic studies, will help build an environment based on diversity and inclusion.

Sowunmi says the benefits of the program are immense and it’s very important those benefits are accessible to all students.

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The new program is made possible through a $250,000 donation by CIBC.

Funds will be used to support the hiring of a program developer and navigator, a hiring subsidy for employers, and scholarships for students selected to participate in the program.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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