Giving

Gifts from alumni, parents, students, corporations, foundations and other friends help the UBC community to reach its goals of meeting the needs of Aboriginal students and communities and expanding the many leading programs addressing Aboriginal concerns across the university.

Donations may be made to programs, departments or initiatives on campus, or donors may wish to contribute to areas of greatest need. Please contact us for more information on programs and opportunities or contact UBC Development for more information about giving to Aboriginal initiatives, or visit Aboriginal Initiatives at UBC Development and Alumni Engagement.

We are extremely grateful for the assistance that we receive. Every gift makes a difference. Your support enriches the experiences of students, and through them, our community and our world. It supports valuable and necessary research and developing ways of working together that will shape our future.

Please see the stories below to learn how others have supported Aboriginal engagement at UBC.


Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health Gift Announcement

June 2, 2015 – The University of British Columbia celebrated two $1 million gifts — from Lindsay and Elizabeth Gordon, and from Rudy, Patricia, Caroline and Rory North — to the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, on June 1, 2015. Inspirational address At the announcement, Ellie Parton, Kwakwaka’wakw, a third-year medical student at UBC, […]

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Two major gifts aim to grow ranks of Aboriginal health providers

News Release (June 1, 2015) – The University of British Columbia has received two $1-million donations to grow the number of Aboriginal doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other health professionals. The pair of gifts – one from Chancellor Lindsay Gordon and his wife Elizabeth, and the other from Rudy, Patricia, Caroline and Rory North – […]

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Aboriginal business education initiatives at Sauder receive significant new support

May 29, 2015 – The work of the Sauder School of Business to contribute to British Columbia’s Aboriginal communities through business education will be reinforced by substantial new funding. With a gift of $250,000 from the Aquilini family, a leading Canadian business family based in Vancouver, Sauder will create the Aquilini Family Aboriginal Awards Program, […]

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John Ralston Saul talk raises funds for FNHL bursary

February 2, 2015 – The First Nations House of Learning’s student bursary recently received a generous donation resulting from John Ralston Saul’s appearance at the UBC Longhouse on November 6, 2014. Saul was speaking about his latest book, The Comeback. The author and the organizers of his appearance, the Laurier Institution and UBC Continuing Studies, […]

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Supporting Students: as a Teacher, Volunteer, and Donor

Since graduating from UBC’s first teaching class in secondary education in 1958, Thelma has demonstrated an overwhelming compassion for young people striving to better themselves through education. Her ongoing efforts as a volunteer and donor have opened doors for countless students.

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