UVic researchers in the Swayne lab.

Supporting resilience and recovery

Through the UVic Research Accelerator Fund, donors are boosting six projects focused on making communities stronger in the wake of the pandemic.

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New Student Connect is a breath of hope for students

How donations increase the capacity of an innovative program to support new students during the pandemic

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Donor Impact Report 2020

Over 4,000 donors made gifts in 2019/20. Together, those gifts—totalling over $19 million—show the collective power of individual actions in creating large-scale impact and change.

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Moving from learning to action

A new wave of donor-funded awards promote equity for students from groups with current or historical barriers to education.

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Covid-19 support for students

One of the best ways we can help students right now is through the COVID-19 Student Support Fund. This fund will support students' on-going and emerging needs.

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A classroom with a view

Class may look very different for some students this year... but your support remains constant. These four students express their gratitude and share the positive attitudes they bring to their current situations.

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For the love of sprinkles

The sprinkles returned on December 1, 2020. Read how the worldwide UVic community came together for a successful giving day.

Giving Tuesday
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Story behind a legacy gift

Frank Williams followed his grandfather’s example of helping others access post-secondary education through a gift in his will for the Frank Hobbs Educational Bursary.

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Accelerate COVID-19 recovery through research

Invest in COVID-19 recovery efforts—locally, and beyond—as well as future research projects tackling the most challenging social, economic and environmental issues of our time through UVic's Research Accelerator Fund.

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Service update

In response to ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Alumni and Development staff are working remotely.

Should you wish to make a donation during this office closure, please use one of the following two options:

  • Donate by credit card online using our secure server.
  • Mail a cheque to:

    Development Office
    University of Victoria
    PO Box 1700 STN CSC
    Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2.

For assistance making your donation, please conact the Development office at 250-853-3165 and leave a message, or email .

We are checking messages daily, and will respond to your call or email as soon as possible. We appreciate your continued support and hope you and your family remain well during this difficult period.

Every gift you make to UVic has an impact

Your donation can encourage students to achieve amazing things. Your donation can inspire researchers to solve big questions. Your donation, quite simply, can change the world.

Ways to give

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Donations to the University of Victoria can take many forms, from one-time gifts of cash or donations in kind, to planned gifts through one’s will. We would be happy to discuss in confidence how you can make a donation.

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Our priorities

Our priority

As a donor to UVic, you have many options to decide where your gift should go. We are committed to providing students an accessible outstanding education. Each faculty and department has capital needs.

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Impact of giving

Impact of giving

Our goal is to actively recruit and retain outstanding students from diverse regions and backgrounds and to remove all barriers to admission and retention other than academic and creative potential.

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