About this campaign: an ambitious 7 year plan

About start an evolution

In September 2011, UBC launched the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history. The campaign was the first in Canada to set the twin goals of raising $1.5 billion and doubling the number of alumni engaged actively in the life of the university by 2015.

The start an evolution campaign exceeded both of its targets by engaging 130,000 alumni and raising a remarkable $1.624 billion to enhance student learning, expand research capabilities and extend community engagement.

Though start an evolution officially closed on September 30, 2015, its legacies will have a lasting impact on the university, our students, alumni and communities around the world. Learn more about what this historic campaign is helping to achieve from UBC’s President, the Campaign Co-Chairs and through videos and other materials from the campaign.

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