CN is renewing its support of research and education programs at the Centre for Supply Chain Management (SCM) in Waterloo, Ontario, with a C$500,000 donation. It contributed C$500,000 to the Centre, based at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, in 2015.
Over the last five years, CN has worked with the Centre to support student internships as well as a cooperative education program, in which students are employed at CN; to establish a “CN Fellow” in Supply Chain Management; and to hold an annual conference on supply chain and logistics in Milton, Ontario.
CN presents the World Class Supply Chain conference with Wilfrid Laurier University, in partnership with the Milton Chamber of Commerce. Due to the pandemic, the fifth-annual in-person event has been rescheduled; it will now take place online, May 5, 2021.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the subject of strong and reliable supply chains to the forefront of public interest and discussion,” said Keith Reardon, CN’s Senior Vice-President, Consumer Product Supply Chain. “As a critical part in many of the supply chains that North Americans rely on, CN is committed to developing Canada’s expertise in the increasingly important field of supply chain management by deepening our great partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University.”
Added Micheál Kelly, Dean of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University: “This generous donation will allow us to continue to enhance our research, outreach and education, ensuring our graduates hit the ground running with the skills needed for today’s complex environment that requires adaptable, resilient and flexible supply chains.”