The Impact of Your Giving | Winter 2020
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Winter 2020

Happy Holidays!
Santa J. Ono

Working together while apart, donors like you fuel our pursuit of excellence — and never has your generosity been more crucial. In this newsletter, you’ll find stories showing how your generosity inspires our students’ and faculty’s energy and expertise to build a better future together. I am so grateful for everything you do for UBC, and I look forward to a brighter 2021 for all of us.

Best wishes from everyone at UBC and have a happy holiday season.


Santa J. Ono
President & Vice-Chancellor

Niko Andrianos

"You guys are superheroes!"

Niko Andrianos wants to make energy safer, more sustainable, and accessible to everyone. Coming from a financially challenging background, he wasn’t sure pursuing his dreams would be possible. Thanks to donors like you, he is the first person in his family to go to university.

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Stories: Your Support in Action
Edith Lando Charitable Foundation

Helping refugee children thrive

Thanks to a generous gift from the Edith Lando Charitable Foundation, a new research professorship will focus on the needs of immigrant and refugee children and youth, and their families settling in Canada.

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Thao Atkinson

Making the improbable possible

Thao Atkinson used to think attending university was an unattainable dream. A generous gift from the family of Warren and Maureen Spitz gave her an opportunity she never thought she’d have.

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Dr. Josef Penninger

Drawing closer to COVID-19 treatment breakthroughs

UBC is at the front line of the battle against COVID-19. Now, an international team led by UBC researcher Dr. Josef Penninger has found a trial drug that could improve care for patients at each stage of disease progression.

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Heather McCaw
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