We have now completed the second public year of UBC’s start an evolution campaign and I have been overwhelmed by the scale and scope of the support we have received from you – our alumni, donors and friends. In the year ending March 31, 2013 you have given over $213 million, putting us over the $1 billion milestone – well on the way to our campaign goal of $1.5 billion. I congratulate you on this historic achievement which means that we can do so much more for our students, researchers and communities.
We are also well on the way to achieving our goal of involving 50,000 alumni annually in the life of the university by 2015. On any measure it has been a terrific year and I thank you for your whole-hearted support.
This year we are sharing a report on both giving and receiving, as your support is not just measured in numbers, but in impact. Your gifts go towards providing powerful opportunities for real change in the university and beyond.
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 us to build a better future here in British Columbia and around the world.
Congratulations again and thank you for your continuing support of UBC.
Stephen J. Toope
President and Vice-Chancellor
The University of British Columbia