Indigenous Summer Institute students make Coast Salish drum

Creating a "Salish Weave Circle"

George and Christiane Smyth have generously funded the artist-in-residence in the Indigenous Summer Institute to help promote Coast Salish Art and Indigenous Culture in schools.

The Smyth's giving story
Lisa Surridge gave to honour former dean.

Remembering Andrew Rippin

“Philanthropy to me is a way of reaching out beyond myself and my family to a wider world,” says Dr. Lisa Surridge, associate dean of academic in the Faculty of Humanities, “A way to create a legacy that is meaningful to you.”

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A letter from Stephen Hawking

Professor Emeritus Werner Israel donated a copy of The large scale structure of space-time by Stephen Hawking and G.F.R. Ellis with a personal letter tucked inside the book. 

A story of friendship
Impact Report 2018

Impact Report 2018

Your gifts make a vital impact on the people, places and planet.

Impact Report 2018
Lamya Islam

Women in Economics Graduate Scholarship

Lamya's strory
UVic student enjoys hot chocolate on Giving Tuesday

Thank you for adding sprinkles!

Giving Tuesday 2018 was the best one yet. On Nov. 27, in just 24 hours, more than 1,100 faculty, staff, students, donors and alumni came together to give $30,000 (and counting) in support of student clubs and activities on campus. 

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