KINGSTON, ON, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - RBC has donated $2 million to launch
the RBC Queen's University Water Initiative, which is a ten-year
program taking a holistic approach to understanding the fragility of
"RBC's generous donation will contribute to Queen's lasting impact on
water protection through research, education and training of tomorrow's
professionals," says Queen's University Principal, Daniel
Woolf. "Learning acquired by doing is an important aspect of the
Queen's experience. This initiative will provide practical hands-on
watershed research experience for our faculty, graduate and
"We're proud to support this new initiative that will help tackle some
of the most serious water issues facing our country," said Gordon M.
Nixon, president and CEO, RBC. "Our $2 million grant is one of the
largest commitments we have made under the RBC Blue Water Project and
is a testament to our confidence in Queen's University."
The RBC Blue Water Project is a 10-year, $50 million philanthropic
commitment to support organizations that are committed to watershed
protection and providing access to clean drinking water. Since 2007,
RBC has committed more than $33 million in single and multi-year grants
to over 500 organizations worldwide. RBC is recognized among the
world's financial, social and environmental leaders. In 2011, RBC
contributed more than $98 million to community causes worldwide,
through donations of more than $64 million, and an additional $34
million in sponsorship of community events and national organizations.
Learn more about the RBC Blue Water Project, like us on Facebook (facebook.com/rbcbluewaterproject) and follow us on Twitter (@RBCGreen).
For further information:
Jackie Braden, RBC Brand Communications, (416) 974-2124, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris De Vito, RBC Communications, (613) 564-2120, email@example.com
Michael Onesi, Queen's University Communications Officer, (613) 533-6000, ext. 77513, Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org