CN donates C$500,000 to support research and education programs at Wilfrid Laurier University's Centre for Supply Chain Management

TORONTO, March 19, 2015 /CNW/ - CN  (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today a C$500,000 donation to support research and education programs at the Centre for Supply Chain Management (SCM) in the School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario.

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN, said: "Laurier's SCM plays an important role in training and preparing students for careers in supply chain management, a growing occupational field. CN's donation will support internships and a cooperative education program, providing experience and summer employment to students studying supply management. CN managers will also work with instructors and researchers to provide an industry perspective, and the company will help organize annual conferences attended by international experts."

Max Blouw, president and vice-chancellor at Laurier, said: "The campaign to Build Canada's Best Business School is about enhancing Laurier's successful approach to business education. This donation from CN recognizes the strength of our supply chain management activities. We are very grateful for their support. Partnering with CN, an organization that plays such a significant role in business in Canada and internationally, will significantly enhance our SCM offerings."

CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries -- serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at

Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research and scholarship, combined with a strong student focus, high levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community. The university has more than 19,000 students throughout its campuses in Waterloo and Brantford and its locations in Kitchener and Toronto. The university celebrated its centennial in 2011. Visit the website at



For further information: Contacts: Media: Mark Hallman, Director, Communications & Pubic Affairs, (905) 669-3384; Investment Community: Janet Drysdale, Vice-President, Investor Relations, (514) 399-0052; Kevin Crowley, Director, Communications and Public Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University, (519) 884-1970 ext. 3070,; Kate Tippin, Director of Marketing & Communications, School of Business & Economics, (519) 884-0701 ext. 2948,


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