UVic chemist Katherine Elvira smiles at camera while holding a slide.

Research Accelerator Fund

UVic researchers are driving recovery from COVID-19. The UVic Research Accelerator Fund advances big ideas to make real change in our everyday lives.

Accelerate recovery
Nathaniel admires the scene in Kaslo

To Japanese Canadians, this was a prison

Donors helped students and teachers participate in an immersive learning experience, giving rise to powerful insights about the Internment Era.

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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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Leigh give a plant workshop in Squamish

"The land drew me back"

A donor award is helping Leigh share her knowledge of plants with her community and explore ways traditional foods and medicines may prevent and manage Type 2 diabetes—while running her own natural skincare business.

Leigh's story
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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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Eliza's study space in Squamish

A classroom with a view

Class may look very different for some students this year... but your support remains constant. Read extracts of letters from four students who express their gratitude and display the positive attitudes they bring to their current situations.

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Project Add Sprinkles

The sprinkles are back on December 1. Join the worldwide UVic community as we focus on giving back and paying it forward.

Giving Tuesday
Elisabeth Dixon on a boat

Story behind a legacy gift

Dr. Elisabeth (Lis) Dixon loved to travel - her favorite trip was to the Galapagos. But most of all, Lis loved learning and teaching...

Read Elisabeth's story

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


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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