Western Direct Partners with University of Saskatchewan to give commerce students an edge

Western Direct Insurance is partnering with the University of Saskatchewan to make an impact on up and coming Saskatchewan entrepreneurs. Western Direct has pledged to create a new scholarship for marketing and e-commerce students at the University of Saskatchewan to help senior students through their final years.

"By partnering with the University of Saskatchewan, we are reinforcing our commitment to providing students with the most current and market-ready learning experience possible," said Rod Cunniam, Vice President of e-Business at Western Direct Insurance. "We are proud to have the opportunity give back to the community and help the promising leaders of tomorrow.

Western Direct has committed to fund a $1,500 scholarship for a minimum of three years. It will be awarded to University of Saskatchewan business students entering their third or fourth years studying marketing or e-commerce. Western Direct is a leading online insurance company, saving its customers money on car and home insurance across western Canada.

“Our students benefit greatly from the support of generous doners,” said Dean Daphne Taras, of The University of Saskatchewan. “It is great to have the confidence of an established business such as Western Direct Insurance, that promotes education.”

About Western Direct Insurance

Western Direct Insurance Inc. operates in British Columbia as Western Direct Insurance Agency. For our customers in Alberta, British, Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories we offer home, condo and tenant insurance. Western Direct Insurance also provides car, motorcycle and recreational vehicle insurance for residents in Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

Western Direct Insurance is a part of Western Financial Group, a leader in property, liability and life insurance as well as banking and investment services.

About the University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is a Canadian public research university, founded in 1907, and located on the east side of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. An "Act to establish and incorporate a University for the Province of Saskatchewan" was passed by the provincial legislature in 1907. It established the provincial university on April 3, 1907 "for the purpose of providing facilities for higher education in all its branches and enabling all persons without regard to race, creed or religion to take the fullest advantage". The University of Saskatchewan is now the largest education institution in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. For more information, visit www.usask.ca/


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