– Calgary, AB (January 14, 2021)
Lyryx finds yet another way to make higher education accessible to students with the Janet Bailey Memorial Fund.
Following the unprecedented circumstances of 2020, people across the globe have fallen on hard times. This includes the realm of higher education, where many students are also facing extensive financial hardship. While many struggled prior to the pandemic, the closure of campuses and a general shortage of viable work opportunities saw existing problems of affordability and access in higher education exacerbated.
In acknowledgement of this difficult reality, and out of gratitude for the continued support of our adopters, Lyryx has been working alongside many institutions and instructors throughout the pandemic to provide free access to our online homework/ exam platform to students facing real financial need. For Winter 2021, thanks to a generous contribution made by Dr James Bailey of the College of the Rockies, Lyryx has been able to further fuel this effort by awarding free access to even more students in need.
When asked about the initiative, Managing Director, Tamsyn Murnaghan said, “Reading through the student submissions and realizing the extent of financial pressure caused by the events of the last year was a sobering experience. So many people are in need, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to help out in every little way we can.”
The Janet Bailey Memorial Fund
Dr Bailey established this fund in honour of his mother, Janet Bailey, about whom he says:
“She was born and raised on a farm. During World War II she studied and became a nurse. She always recognized the value of an education and encouraged her children to study hard and take their education as far as they could.”
Dr Bailey intended for this fund to help students make the most of their opportunities, to study hard, and to take their learning as far as possible.
“My mother would have approved of Lyryx Learning’s commitment to providing open-source textbooks, helping to keep a high education affordable to everyone.” Dr Bailey concluded.
Lyryx thanks Dr Bailey for his continued contribution and commitment to higher education.