Thank you! It's been a banner year for giving

President’s Message

It is often thought that the success of a campaign is largely down to a small number of gifts, because those are the ones we tend to hear about in the media. However, the fact of the matter is that the vast majority of gifts to UBC come from thousands of individuals who recognize what UBC is doing and want to play their part.

This Report on Giving demonstrates the impact of your giving and how one gift really can make a difference.

Together we raised over $204 million this year, which brings us to a campaign total to date of $1.318 billion raised for UBC students, research and community engagement.

I want to thank you, our donors, who see the promise in our students, the potential of our researchers and the importance of strong healthy communities.

Over 5,000 of you gave to the university for the first time this year – welcome to our donor community! And 7,250 of you are loyal donors who have supported UBC for five years or more. We are so proud and appreciative of both our newest and longest relationships. Thank you for taking the opportunity to work with us to make a positive difference in the world.

As my tenure at UBC comes to a close, I want to thank you for your support of this exceptional university. I look forward to hearing in the future about the great things that you and UBC achieve together as you combine your energy to continue this remarkable evolution.

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