Giving

Ellie Parton

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, […]

Dr. Nadine Caron, Co-director, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, Assistant Professor, UBC Northern Medical program

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 – […]

Aboriginal business education initiatives at Sauder receive significant new support

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, […]

John Ralston Saul talk raises funds for FNHL bursary

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, […]

Jessica Boon is one of 17 UBC students receiving a tuition waiver. Photo: Don
Erhardt.

Overcoming the past, seeing a new future

A tuition waiver is opening up a whole world of fresh possibilities for current and former youth in care When Jess Boon first found out that UBC was offering tuition waivers to current and former youth in care, she was filled with emotion. “I remember just sitting in front of my computer crying tears of […]

Supporting Students: as a Teacher, Volunteer, and Donor

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.

Celebrating Diversity through Theatre

Celebrating Diversity through Theatre

“Among Aboriginal people, there is a prophecy known as the Eighth Fire,” says Vanessa Imeson, a fine arts student and recipient of UBC’s Aboriginal Fellowship Award, “it explains how different cultures must come together and impact each other in a positive way instead of fighting. The more we know each other, the better off we are.”

TD Bank Financial Group Donates $1M

TD Bank Financial Group Donates $1M

Media Release, June 22, 2009 The University of British Columbia received a $1 million donation from TD Bank Financial Group today to create an endowment that will provide a lasting legacy in business education for Aboriginal students. The gift will improve access and support for Aboriginal learners pursuing a business education.  Today’s donation is the […]