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Forward UBC

An alumni partnership
for a better future

Since UBC’s future is in collective action, alumni are a cornerstone of the campaign for UBC.

As a UBC graduate, you are part of a diverse and inclusive community of more than 400,000 alumni, dispersed over 160 countries. With more that 60,000 students across both campuses who are looking forward to becoming alumni in the years to come, this number is expected to exceed 450,000 by the end of the decade.

We believe the relationship alumni have with UBC is two-sided, with mutual benefits for you and for the university. In essence, alumni benefit from lifetime enrichment and lifetime relationships. You have access to alumni UBC programming, services and benefits—and can feel proud to be part of an institution that stands for integrity, truth and fairness, as well as a global community that is creating positive change.

In addition to the ambitious campaign financial target of $3 billion, there will be concurrent goals to double the number of engaged alumni and reach five million alumni interactions.

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Join us!

There are many ways to engage. Along with making a financial donation and volunteering, you can watch, read and listen and share UBC content. You can also take advantage of alumni-only benefits, including special discounts. And almost everything is available in the palm of your hand with the alumni UBC app.

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Campaign themes

The FORWARD campaign will secure UBC’s place as a changemaker in three key areas:

Advancing healthy lives

Today, there are more people alive on our planet than ever before—and they are living longer than at any time in human history. Your gift will help reduce the time it takes to turn research into results, and ensure more equitable access to healthcare and healthier outcomes across the generations.

Creating solutions for the planet

Food and forest, sea and sky: sustainability touches every aspect of our living world and impacts environmental, social, and economic health around the globe. With your help, we will expand our “green innovation” efforts to respond to the climate emergency and deliver new solutions for the future.

Shaping thriving societies

At UBC, our commitment to resilient societies runs deep: with a dedication to meaningful reconciliation with the people of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Syilx Okanagan nations, on whose traditional lands our campuses reside.

The campaign for UBC


FORWARD, the campaign for UBC, is advancing healthy lives, creating solutions for the planet, and shaping thriving societies. Donors and alumni are the catalyst making it happen.

Learn more about FORWARD, the campaign for UBC

Give, and together we will move the world forward.