The Impact of Your Giving | Summer 2022
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SJO photo and quote | Because of donors like you, we have laid the foundation for tomorrow's leaders to build a better world. Our gratitude to you is immeasurable.

Impact of giving:
Message from the president

I start this message on a personal note by letting you know that I will be leaving UBC in the fall as I have taken on the role of President at the University of Michigan. I am incredibly proud of the vision and generosity of the UBC donor community, and it has been a pleasure to be a part of it over the past six years. I am continually amazed to witness the power of donors to change lives at UBC. Thank you. Your generosity exceeded all expectations this past year.

Two milestones stand out for me. First of all, donors like you gave over $227 million to support UBC, the most we have ever raised in a year. And second, in March, we wrapped up the Blue & Gold Campaign for Students, which started in 2017, with over $211 million having been donated to support our talented students. These incredible results are because of you. And, you keep surprising us! On April 6, the UBC community came together for Giving Day and gave over $610,000 to a variety of priority projects!

Because of donors like you, we have laid the foundation for tomorrow’s leaders to build a better world. Our gratitude to you is immeasurable. I hope you enjoy reading the following stories and learning about the incredible difference that you and donors like you make possible every day at UBC. I shall forever be proud of what we have accomplished together.


Santa J. Ono
President & Vice-Chancellor

Message to the community

Joyce Muyiyi | 
								Student Support

"This is a life-changing award!"

Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Award recipient Joyce Muyiyi is full of gratitude for donors who are giving their support to Black students at UBC.

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Dr. Tara Martin | Research

For the future of forest conservation, Dr. Tara Martin has good news

Dr. Tara Martin believes there is hope for the future of our environment—and the far-sighted donors supporting her work are a big reason for her optimism.

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Blue & Gold | Student Support

Blue & Gold leaves a lasting impact

Raising more than $211 million to help UBC students, the Blue & Gold Campaign wrapped up on March 31, 2022. But the impact of giving on the lives of students will last a lifetime.

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Jacques and Susan LeBlanc | 
								Donor Spotlight | Creativity

Living through uncertainty: helping students use creativity as a path to wellness

Dr. Jacques and Mrs. Susan LeBlanc are passionate about helping students at UBC Okanagan to maintain healthier lives through creative outlets.

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Student Wellbeing  |  Causes

Help students thrive at UBC

A higher-than-average number of university students are affected by food insecurity—but you can help. For as little as $10, you can help students find the support they need.

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Funds Raised
Pie chart: Funds raised | 2021-22

Because of your generosity, and the power of a community of 14,661 incredible donors like you, 6,657 talented students were supported and 267 innovative research projects are shaping a better world.

Data and financials reported from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022

Save the date: September 24, 2022 | Imagine the future with us | One event, two locations

Join us in person at the Vancouver or Okanagan campus for our first ever live simulcast event, featuring some of UBC's most forward thinkers. Together, we will imagine the future. Watch for your invitation arriving later this summer!

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