Huntington University launches Canadian Finnish Institute

By Kayla Perry, Editor-in-Chief

On Oct. 8, Huntington University announced the launch of the Canadian Finnish Institute.

“The purpose of the Canadian Finnish Institute is to facilitate and support enhanced relationships between the peoples of Canada and Finland,” said Dr. Kevin McCormick, President and Vice-Chancellor of Huntington University. “The Canadian Finnish Institute will showcase the Finnish culture through various activities including an annual Canadian/Finnish Symposium, a Fellowship Program… and more.”

In honour of the institute’s launch, Huntington also announced the establishment of a new scholarship, which will be presented to a student who has demonstrated excellence in furthering the bond and academic linkages between Finland and Canada.

“On behalf of the Embassy of Finland, I would like to congratulate Huntington University for their leadership in celebrating the rich contributions of the Finnish people to Canada, including Northern Ontario,” said His Excellency Charles Murto, Ambassador of Finland to Canada.

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