TORONTO, ON – As part of its commitment to investing in Atlantic Canada and promoting good environmental stewardship, Xerox Canada today committed $250,000 to the K.C Irving Environmental Trust at Acadia University. Over the next five years, Xerox will contribute $50,000 per year to the endowment fund that will support environmental education of Acadia students.

“I would like to thank Xerox Canada for supporting Acadia’s vision to integrate environmental stewardship and community engagement into our teaching and learning practices,” says Dr. Gail Dinter-Gottlieb, president and vice-chancellor of Acadia University. “We are one step closer to reaching our goal for the K.C. Irving Environmental Trust and our success truly depends on the confidence and generosity of partners like Xerox Canada. This donation allows us to continue to provide our students with a quality, personalized educational experience in our complex world.”

The trust supports special programs and research initiatives by faculty and students of the K.C Irving Environmental Science Centre and the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, which contain state-of-the-art research laboratories, greenhouses, a conservatory, an auditorium, classrooms, conference meeting facilities, and a spectacular Garden Room. The centre and gardens serve as important teaching and resource facilities concentrating on the ecology and native flora of the "Acadian Forest Region" of northeastern North America, and as a central campus meeting place and conference centre.

“This donation reflects Xerox Canada’s commitment to Atlantic Canada and our goal of giving back to the communities where our customers and employees work and live,” says Doug Lord, chairman, president and CEO, Xerox Canada. “It also extends our long-term support for Acadia University through prior funding initiatives while underlining our corporate commitment to the environment.”

Xerox previously committed more than $150,000 in cash, equipment and services to Acadia University in 2000 as part of the Acadia Advantage program to promote information technology literacy in undergraduate, liberal arts and science classrooms.

Xerox Canada is also a significant employer in Atlantic Canada, operating two North American Teleweb centres in Saint John, NB and Dartmouth, NS with 1070 employees. In 2005, the company was awarded a Gold trophy by the National Quality Institute under the prestigious Canada Awards for Excellence program for leadership business performance at Xerox’s North American Teleweb centres in Atlantic Canada.

The first $50,000 cheque is being presented today to Dr. Gail Dinter-Gottlieb, president and vice-chancellor of Acadia University, at 1:30 p.m. in University Hall.

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Media Contacts:

Wende Knapp, Xerox Canada, 416-733-6050, 585-415-8799 (mobile), wende.knapp@xerox.com

Elisabeth Napolano, Environics Communications for Xerox Canada, 416-969-2705, enapolano@environicspr.com

Scott Roberts, Acadia University, 902-585-1705, scott.roberts@acadiau.ca

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