Your impact: UBC donor newsletter | Awards edition
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Impact stories

Isaac Richman

Isaac Richman: At UBC Okanagan, engineering excellence lives close to home

Thanks to the Stober Foundation Award, first-year engineering student Isaac Richman is focusing on solutions for wildfires with computer-assisted design.

Savannah Bauder: From the scrum to psychology

Donor funding has broken down barriers for rugby all-star Savannah Bauder, helping her find a second family with the UBC Thunderbirds and a new passion for psychology.

Savannah Bauder
Nadene Carline

Nadene Carline: A passion to be a teacher

One teacher’s legacy creates an inspiration for future educators.

How one family's immigration story sparked a tradition of giving back

Inspired by her parents’ immigration to Canada more than 50 years ago, Shirley Tam and her husband Stan Tam are honouring her parents’ legacy.

How one family's immigration story sparked a tradition of giving back
FORWARD for Students

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Donor Impact 2023/24

The incredible impact of donor awards

The incredible impact of donor awards 2023/24
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Message from Heather

Heather McCaw, Vice-President, DAE

Imagine a community where every student, regardless of their background, can thrive, pursue their dreams and realize their potential. Thanks to your unwavering support, this vision is becoming a reality for over 70,000 students at our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

Your contributions do more than help meet the immediate needs of our students. They fuel aspirations and provide the vital resources that promising students require to excel.

Donors establish awards for many different reasons, and I am thrilled that we were able to highlight some of these inspiring stories in this newsletter. Stories like these not only showcase deep personal connections to the university but also illustrate the profound impact that your generosity can have on the lives of our students.

UBC remains committed to the FORWARD for Students Affordability Initiative, providing support to students when they need it most. Amidst the rising costs of living, which leaves many students vulnerable, donor gifts can help every qualified UBC student receive a transformative education, regardless of financial barriers.

I am grateful for all that you do for UBC students. Together, we can create a better future for all.

Heather McCaw
Development and Alumni Engagement

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