Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

University of Regina, York, Dalhousie, Ottawa U and Ryerson Students win Internships at Scotiabank

Jason Penner

Jason Penner was offered a new CFIB and Scotiabank Internship in Public Policy and Entrepreneurship.

A few hard working university students from Regina, York, Dalhousie, Ottawa U and Ryerson have been selected for the inaugural CFIB and Scotiabank Internship in Public Policy and Entrepreneurship.

“In celebrating our 40th anniversary, CFIB is pleased to collaborate with Scotiabank to bring a relevant and timely work experience to Canadian students, which is especially important during the federally designated Year of the Entrepreneur,” said CFIB’s Plamen Petkov, Director of Provincial Affairs, Ontario.

The first-ever winners include:

  • Ayya Sheptukhina, a fourth year Bachelor of Commerce student at Ryerson University
  • Madeleine Delli-Benedetti, a Masters student at the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs at York University
  • Vanessa LeBlanc, who is studying for a Masters of Public Administration and Bachelor of Laws degree at Dalhousie University
  • Shaaz Nasir, who is studying the Honours program in International Economics and Development at the University of Ottawa
  • Jason Penne, who is in his fourth year at the University of Regina, working towards a Combined Economics and Geography undergraduate degree

“Scotiabank is proud to be partnering with CFIB to offer this internship to young Canadians,” said David Wilton, Director, Small Business, Scotiabank.

“Scotiabank is committed to education and helping students achieve their full potential. We wish these young women all the best in their future endeavors and hope this internship fosters learning and provides them with practical work experience to prepare them for their careers.”

Schools mentioned: Ryerson University, York University, Dalhousie University, University of Ottawa, University of Regina

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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