The Impact of Your Giving | Winter 2021
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Happy Holidays!
Santa J. Ono

The world faces urgent challenges, but donors like you make solutions possible. With your support, we have the power to move forward and forge a better future. This newsletter is one of my favourite ways to reflect on the year—and on how your generosity positively affects the lives of so many in the UBC community and beyond.

Please enjoy these stories – and have a warm and safe holiday.


Santa J. Ono
President & Vice-Chancellor

Stories: Your Support in Action
    Student Support

UBC is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Schulich Leader Scholarships, Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

Since its creation a decade ago, the Schulich Leaders Scholarship program has supported a new generation of innovators at UBC. To celebrate 10 years, we spoke to four recipients of this celebrated award, who are reshaping the future and changing the world.

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Faculty of Arts

The incredible impact of Arts donors has never been clearer

Through the challenges of the past couple of years, the impact of UBC donors has never been clearer. In this video, two Faculty of Arts students and one professor reflect on how donors have helped them through unprecedented times.

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Alzheimer's research

Longtime friends come together to support cutting-edge Alzheimer’s research

Their friendship resulted in a $3 million donation to study the triggers that cause the decline in Alzheimer’s disease patients, and allow for therapies to preserve mobility and overall wellbeing.

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Legacy Giving
Bette Mushta

Bette Mushta Nursing Awards: Making the difference between surviving and thriving

In memory of his late wife, Kelowna resident Don Mushta has established the Bette Mushta Nursing Awards at UBC Okanagan, to support mature and Indigenous nursing students.

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    Support UBC students

The Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Award

With a gift to the Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Award, you will help remove financial barriers for outstanding Black Canadian students who may not otherwise be able to attend UBC.

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Thank you so much for your generous contribution to UBC. As you can see, your philanthropic support continues to empower great students and great researchers, whose great work is moving our world forward.

Best wishes for the holiday season, and I look forward connecting with you again in 2022.

Heather McCaw


Heather McCaw
Vice-President, Development & Alumni Engagement

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