TORONTO, ONTARIO - Marketing research firm The Logit Group is investing in creating more opportunities for Black/African and Indigenous people in the field of market research. The scholarship will be available to Black/African and Indigenous students in Humber College's post-graduate Research Analyst Program, within the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning.
Humber will award two Research Analyst Program students $2,500 each over the next three years, for a total of $15,000. Beginning Fall 2020, one scholarship will be presented to a student in each of the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 intakes.
"We have an important role as leaders in our industry to ensure diversity and opportunity, which is reflected in our mission as corporate citizens," said Sam Pisani, managing partner, Logit Group. "This is the first research analyst award to focus on presenting more opportunities to communities that have experienced marginalization based on their race. We are excited about this award and the recipients who will be receiving it."
Historically, Logit has collaborated with Humber College to promote the advancement of post-secondary education through sponsorship and internship. The introduction of this award furthers this partnership and encourages more inclusivity within the market research industry of Canada.
“This is a significant investment in our students at an important time for our program and the College, as we commit to initiatives to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion at Humber. We are fortunate to have partners such as the Logit Group who support our efforts by being a member of our program advisory committee, and offer student placements,” said Mona Nouroozifar, associate dean, Math and Research Skills & Analytics, Humber College. “The scholarships will be presented to students who are entering the Research Analyst Program, who identify as Black/African or Indigenous, and who have a demonstrated financial need, among other criteria.”
"We have developed a strong relationship with Humber College to assist students interested in furthering their skills in the market research space,” said Anthony Molinaro, Managing Partner, Logit Group. “We have several former Humber interns who have elevated themselves into more senior roles within Logit and have played a key role in our company’s success. The introduction of this award takes our partnership to the next level, and closely mirrors the values we have as a culturally diverse organization.”
For more information about the award, please visit humber.ca/studentawards.
About Logit Group
The Logit Group is one of the largest independently owned research execution companies in North America, with offices in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, California and Michigan. It is widely regarded as one of the top innovators in research execution services, and it combines a highly experienced staff with a unique mix of innovative and proven approaches to solve complex data collection needs for their clients.
About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Humber College is focused on our students' future. As a global leader in polytechnic education, Humber students receive in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections. Humber provides career-focused education to more than 33,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time and continuing education students across three campuses. A comprehensive range of credentials including honours undergraduate degrees, Ontario graduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates, prepare career-ready global citizens to move seamlessly from education to employment. More than 86 per cent of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.
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