January 26, 2007: Donation to benefit Capilano College business students

      Friday, January 26, 2007
      Contact: Jessica Thoms at 604.984.1765

      (North Vancouver, B.C.)—Connor, Clark & Lunn has donated $15,000 to Capilano College over three years to establish the Connor, Clark and Lunn Award for Business Excellence. The award is for a full-time third or fourth term School of Business student with demonstrable leadership skills and a minimum 3.5 GPA.

      “We are extremely appreciative of the financial support provided by Connor, Clark & Lunn's generous donation,” said Paul Dangerfield, dean of business at Capilano College. “These types of partnerships provide us with important connections to our communities, creating valuable opportunities for our students and for the College.”

      The Capilano College School of Business provides students with business and management skills necessary to become effective leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in today's competitive economy. Students benefit from small class sizes, from instructors who are successful in the business world, and from unique experiential educational opportunities, such as study abroad programs.

      “We're very excited to have the opportunity to recognize excellence in education and specifically associate ourselves with a great institution and a very progressive business program,” says John Flintoft, chairman of the Connor, Clark & Lunn Foundation.

      Known for its innovative programs‚ some of which are unique in Canada‚ Capilano College is committed to enabling the success of its students. The College’s three campuses, located in North Vancouver, Squamish and in Sechelt, serve 7,000 credit and 7,000 non-credit students annually.

      With more than $21 billion in assets under management on behalf of its institutional, private and retail clients, Connor, Clark & Lunn is one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing investment firms and an affiliate firm within the Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group. Approximately 130 individuals are employed throughout the organization in offices located in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.