President’s Message

The past year has been a momentous one for UBC as, together with our donors and alumni, we launched the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history.  The strong>start an evolution campaign aims to raise $1.5 billion dollars for students, research and community engagement and to double the number of alumni involved annually in the life of the university by 2015.

We have made tremendous progress in our first year of the public phase of the campaign, raising $194 million in 2011/12 – making a total of $900 million so far!  It is an inspiring start that will keep us focused on the task we still have ahead.

This year’s Report on Giving does not focus only on numbers, but on the impact those numbers have had and the lives we have touched together.  It’s full of stories of how you, our donors, have helped to make that impact.  Most of these stories are about individuals, and how their lives have been affected by the work we do at UBC.  But more than that, they’re about communities: how our community of donors has joined with the university to build a better future here in British Columbia and around the world.

Thank you for your continuing support of UBC.


Stephen J. Toope
President and Vice-Chancellor
The University of British Columbia