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Help shape inclusive, resilient and thriving societies with a gift to UBC

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At UBC, our commitment to resilient societies runs deep.

We have 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.

We believe a just and thriving society is grounded in compassion and empathy, strengthened by diversity and inclusion, and fueled by creativity and community outreach. Our international reputation is rooted in core disciplines such as law, social sciences, humanities, and the visual and performing arts—essential expertise for the evolution of any civil society.

Now with your help, we will intensify our efforts to advance social justice and cultural enrichment to benefit the human experience at home and around the world.

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How UBC is taking the world forward

All across UBC’s campuses, our faculty, students and staff are working to advance healthy lives, create solutions for the planet and shape thriving societies. When you make a gift to support UBC, you are helping move our world forward. Read more about the amazing work of our researchers, and what motivates them, in our featured campaign stories.

Two-Eyed Seeing: researching cyberbullying for Indigenous youth

Dr. Johanna Sam has established the Community-based Indigeneity Resiliency Cyberbullying Lab and Education (C.I.R.C.L.E) at UBC to work with students in a social science lab setting.

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Featured causes that need your support

Centre for Asian Canadian Research and Engagement

Expand research and resources to take bold action against anti-Asian racism in BC and beyond. To fulfil the call for action from across Canada, UBC is establishing the Centre for Asian Canadian Research and Engagement to generate and activate knowledge that drives change. We seek bold philanthropic partners like you who believe we can end racism.

Interior Salishan Studies Centre

Help students recover and revitalize Indigenous language through the Bachelor of Nsyilxcn Fluency Program, the first of its kind in Canada. This degree is an innovative collaboration between communities, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT), En’owkin Centre, and UBC Okanagan to sustain, revitalize and restore the language traditions of Indigenous communities.

Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Award

The Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Program provides access to a range of opportunities for Black students at UBC. You can help students achieve their goals by supporting the program’s five pillars of success: academic and career, leadership, community and belonging, financial, and health and wellbeing. Your gift will support a program creating a pathway for a new generation of leaders that better reflect Canada’s rich diversity.

The Powerhouse Project

UBC Sauder has a transformative vision for the future. Your donation will support the next evolution in business education, helping to build a space where present and future leaders can collaborate across disciplines to find fresh solutions that could change our world.

UBC Undergraduate Prize in Library Research

The new UBC Undergraduate Prize in Library Research recognizes the critical role libraries play in a student’s academic and personal journey. Give today and help undergraduate students develop the research skills they need to change the world.

FORWARD for Students Affordability Initiative

Affordability is the greatest challenge facing students today. The time for action is now—you can help UBC students to build a better future for us all.

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Other areas where you can make a difference

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.

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.

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Give, and together we will move the world forward.