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December 3, 2016
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OIPMAC donates $100,000 to support supply chain management at Laurier

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Jun 2/10| For Immediate Release


David Lyons, Manager, Marketing & Member Development
Ontario Institute of PMAC
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Kevin Crowley, Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University
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WATERLOO – The Ontario Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) has donated $100,000 to Laurier’s School of Business & Economics to help support students studying supply chain management. 

The gift will be used to create student awards for undergraduate and graduate-level Laurier students. The donation will also be used to support a supply chain management speaker’s series, which will be hosted by Laurier’s Centre for Supply Chain Management. 

“We are very grateful to the Ontario Institute of PMAC for their generous support,” said Ginny Dybenko, dean of the School of Business & Economics. “Supply chain management is an important part of any organization, and these awards will encourage more students to enter this ever-growing profession.” 

The Ontario Institute of PMAC, along with its national and provincial partners, is the leading professional association in Canada for supply chain management professionals. Members and education program participants work in all sectors of the Canadian economy, including retail, manufacturing, transportation, distribution, government, natural resources and service. 

“The scholarships we are sponsoring at Laurier through the endowment will recognize the excellent performance of students in their supply chain management studies and research, and support them in their pursuit of successful careers in the supply chain management field,” said R. David Fletcher, president and CEO, Ontario Institute of PMAC. “We feel that our awards will do much to enhance recognition of Laurier and the Ontario Institute of PMAC, as well as increase marketplace awareness of the growing value of supply chain management professionals in the success of organizations around the world.” 

Laurier’s Centre for Supply Chain Management – located within the School of Business & Economics – facilitates and coordinates research in supply chain management. The Centre ensures regular and useful communication between researchers, practitioners and strategic decision makers in supply chain management.  Ontario Institute of PMAC’s sponsorship of the Centre’s speaker series will provide valuable support for the university’s supply chain management research. 

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