National Bank donates $330,000 to Ryerson University
At the grand opening of its branch at 121 King St. West in Toronto, National Bank took the opportunity to expand its support for Canadian organizations by donating $330,000 to Ryerson University. This donation will go toward creating the new National Bank Bloomberg Lab for the students.
The opening of Ryerson University’s new School of Accounting and Finance, set to launch in 2013 as part of the Ted Rogers School of Management, is a chance for National Bank to contribute to the education of our youth.
“We strongly believe in the need to provide innovative tools to today’s students because they, ultimately, are who will drive our industry forward in the years to come,” said Pat Minicucci, Senior Vice-President – Personal and Commercial Banking for National Bank, at the launch of the new branch.
The National Bank Bloomberg Lab
This specialized lab will accommodate 12 Bloomberg terminals and create a unique learning environment for finance students. These terminals provide access to the Bloomberg Professional service, through which users can monitor and analyze real-time financial market data movements and carry out trades on the electronic trading platform.
The service also offers a full range of additional functionalities, available 24 hours a day: historical pricing, indicative data, reporting, research estimates, analytics, portfolio management tools, multimedia events and electronic communications.
With the support of National Bank, Ryerson students will now have the opportunity to gain applicable skills that are in high demand on the job market. The National Bank Bloomberg Lab will also provide students and faculty with access to relevant data that supports Ryerson’s leading-edge research in the areas of finance, accounting and economics.
The Ted Rogers School of Management
Located on Bay Street, in the heart of Toronto’s business district, the new School of Accounting and Finance at the Ted Rogers School of Management is the only school of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area, and the second of its kind in Ontario. This Lab sets a high standard for resources, furthering the program’s ability to produce students who are immediately able to contribute to Canadian business.