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Stober Scholars

Established in September 2020, the Stober family committed $1 million over five years to support student scholarships, research and community health initiatives at UBC’s Okanagan campus. More than half of this generous gift has been matched by Aspire, creating a total of $1.9M of opportunities for students. The Stober Foundation Fund will help accelerate research and training in areas related to health and exercise science and further assist countless talented undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students reach their potential. An important element of this gift is an endowment created to honor the memory of Dr. Chris Willie, UBC Okanagan’s first PhD graduate in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, a scientist, teacher and mentor who left our community far too soon.

About the Donor

Stober Foundation

The Stober Foundation is a private foundation based in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. After achieving success in the development and construction sectors in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Albert and Sandra Stober established the foundation in order to support local, national, and international charitable efforts that strive to improve the lives of those in need.

In recent years, the foundation has evolved dramatically and now supports charitable initiatives from around the world while staying true to the community that has helped it thrive. As such, it actively engages and supports charities with creative, innovative, and most importantly, sustainable approaches to issues within the communities they serve.

The foundation is dedicated to partnering with local, national, and international charitable initiatives that are progressive and sustainable in nature when it comes to creating solutions and opportunities in mental health, medicine, continuing education, and technology. They are passionate about giving back to a community that has given so much to us and remain focused on the work that has guided them from the beginning: community development, faith, humanitarian efforts, and innovation.

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