UVic and United Way

UVic supports the United Way

Together, we are possibility

The University of Victoria is proud to be a strong supporter of United Way Greater Victoria (UWGV). Since 1994, UVic workplace campaigns have raised more than $4.2 million, including $273,000 last year! In 2015, UVic's contribution was part of $4.9 million the UWGV invested in the Capital Regional District. As a result, UWGV-funded programs impacted the lives of 80,000 people in the community including 11,000 children and youth, 23,000 families and 45,000 individuals. To learn more about the impact of your donation please visit United Way Greater Victoria's Impact Calculator.

Postsecondary Challenge Cup

Congratulations to the University of Victoria for bringing home the 2014 Postsecondary Challenge Cup!  President Cassels issued the 2015 challenge to the President of Royal Roads University, Dr. Cahoon, and the President of Camosun College, Ms. Bell. In an effort to make the competition even more challenging, additional criteria were added. While it may be more difficult to win the Cup this year, UVic feels pretty confident it can win it two years in a row!

What is the Postsecondary Challenge Cup?

Each year, the Univeristy of Victoria, Royal Roads University and Camosun College support United Way Greater Victoria with a workplace campaign. In the spirit of fun and friendly competition that benefits the community, they compete for the coveted Postsecondary Challenge Cup. The winner of the Cup is announced at the United Way's Spirit Awards ceremony each spring.

This friendly competition is meant to encourage participation in the campaign, but no matter which institution receives the cup, it is the Greater Victoria community that is the biggest winner.

United Way Spirit Awards

On Apr. 21, 2015 at the United Way Spirit Awards luncheon, UVic's 2014 UW fundraising campaign was recognized with two awards: the Leadership Giving Award and the Post Secondary Challenge.