2023 UBC Giving Day Impact

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UBC Giving Day celebrates the power of giving and all the great things we can accomplish when we give together. In 2023, donors generously supported UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses to help open doors, boost potential and create new opportunities for our community.

Explore this page to see what UBC Giving Day donors and supporters helped make possible.

I would like to thank you for your support on Giving Day and every other day throughout the year—you are incredible, you are wonderful, and you make amazing things happen at UBC for our students, our faculty, and our staff.
Heather McCaw
Vice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement
Next-level giving

Giving Day donors rallied behind UBC’s varsity teams to support talented student-athletes and sports clubs. Matching gifts doubled the impact of donations, helping set up student-athletes for success as they pursue their academic and professional goals.

Hear from Brandon (BA Class of 2023, UBC Baseball), Cara (BSc Class of 2023, UBC Volleyball), as well as other student athletes about the impact donors have on their time here at UBC.

Your support makes a huge difference to the success of our students. Every gift that you made is really going to help our students survive and thrive here at UBCO.
Adrienne Skinner
Executive Director, UBC Okanagan Development and Alumni Engagement
Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity! Your contributions to the FORWARD for Students Fund play an important role in improving diverse student experiences and learning opportunities. We are forever grateful!
3rd Year Psychology, UBC Student Alumni Council
Geering Up

On Giving Day, donors make the future inclusive. Thanks to donors, Geering Up’s innovative programs open the door to STEM for all young learners.

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CampOUT! empowers queer, trans, Two-Spirit, questioning and allied youth to celebrate who they are. Funds raised on Giving Day directly support youth to attend camp, giving them a safe and supportive space to learn, connect and grow.

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Thank you so much for being a donor for UBC Giving Day! Your donation does so much to support UBC and helps our community move forward. Thank you so much!
UBC Student
Thank you for supporting student life at UBC! Everything you do for us helps tremendously and encourages us to study our hardest and make a difference for the future of our planet.
UBC Student, Science, Biology
BC Brain Wellness

On Giving Day, donors showed their commitment to brain health. The BC Brain Wellness Program wouldn’t exist without support from generous donors.

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Perseverance Bursary UBCO

The UBC Okanagan Perseverance Bursary is helping students with disabilities achieve their academic dreams. Thanks to Giving Day donors, an additional eight students with disabilities received the Perseverance Bursary to help alleviate financial burden.

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Donors who support the UBC Sauder Innovation Fund help those who need it most, ensuring students feel supported as they return to their in-person studies and offering us the flexibility to develop new and emerging educational initiatives as they arise.
Dean Darren Dahl
UBC Sauder School of Business
You are amazing! Thank you so much for your generosity. It’s because of you that students can follow their passions.
1st Year UBC Student, Physical Therapy
Emergency First Response Team

Students at UBC Okanagan are working together to save lives on campus. Giving Day support allows the UBC Okanagan Emergency Response Team to deliver even more comprehensive care.

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Entrance Award for Black Students

On Giving Day, you helped black students thrive by giving to the Entrance Award in Medicine for Black Students.

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I want to thank our donors for their amazing generosity, believing in us and their trust. We can shape the future.
2nd Year UBC Student, Biomedical Engineering
Empowering men to break mental health stigma

Donors like you are making UBC's HeadsUpGuys work possible. Relying solely on donor support, HeadsUpGuys offers the world's most comprehensive resource for men fighting depression and male suicide prevention. Since launching in 2015, 5 million people have visited the website for evidence-based information and support.

Dr. Ogrododniczuk, founder of HeadsUpGuys, shares a special message for Giving Day donors.

Art, culture, preservation and celebration!

Giving Day donors invested in the future of Indigenous youth, while helping to preserve Indigenous culture and heritage, by giving generously in support of the Native Youth Program at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA). Each year this program provides a training and work experience opportunity for up to eight Indigenous secondary students to explore their identity through art and culture and to learn about MOA, UBC and its programs.

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Inspiring local-to-global connections

Opportunities to learn outside of the classroom are incredibly valuable — and one of UBC’s top priorities. The Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE) aims to bridge the gap between academic learning and society. Giving Day donors helped fund ORICE’s Experiential Education Accessibility Award.

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Fun learning experiences for Indigenous youth

Thanks to generous donor support, Indigenous youth aged 8-12 can explore a variety of exciting research and educational programs, on and around the university campus, at CEDAR Summer Camp. This annual camp provides a positive learning environment for youth, helping to build confidence and teamwork skills.

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Empowering people and changing communities

The Learning Exchange is a welcoming, informal, and lively hub where UBC students and faculty, alongside Vancouver Downtown Eastside residents and organizations, connect, pursue common interests and learn from each other to bring about positive social change. Every year, around 2,500 residents access programming to develop new skills and confidence which sometimes leads to paid employment or a return to formal education.

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Thank you to our donors and supporters for being the heart of UBC Giving Day! It’s amazing to see the incredible impact your contributions have made.

Join us for our next UBC Giving Day on April 4, 2024 and support your favourite cause. Let’s move the world forward together! We can’t do it without you.