Arista Marthyman, a young female student, smiles at the camera while sitting in Finnerty Gardens, she is sitting on a bench holding a blue book open and pink flowers are in view.

The invaluable gift

At the age of 18, Arista Marthyman recently graduated with an honours degree in sociology, a passion for social justice, and immense gratitude to the donors who helped fund 75% of her tuition. 

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James Matthew Besa smiles while sitting in the trunk of a black car’s trunk.  James is wearing a red UVic sweater. There is a river and mountains in the background.

The art and science of caring

As a nursing student of colour, James Matthew Besa faced several obstacles at the start of his academic journey. His hard work and sunny disposition were recognized when he received the Margaret A. Evans scholarship. This allowed him to keep following his dreams of becoming a great nurse while fighting systemic racism.

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Sean Holman (right), sits in a studio facing Sandra Ibrahim (left). Both are looking at each other and smiling with screens on behind them that read “climate disaster project” on one screen and a photo of a woman in black and white in an interview on the other. The room has a purple hue to it.

Sharing fears and truths about climate change

When it comes to climate change, adaptation is becoming as important as prevention. Thanks to a visionary gift from Wayne Crookes, Sean Holman (BA’99), UVic’s new Professor of Environmental and Climate Journalism, is working to improve media coverage of climate-related disasters. 

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Chief Mungo Martin Research Chair

Bruce McKean takes part in the Indigenous naming ceremony held on September 22, 2022 at Wawadiťła, also known as Mungo Martin House. The family of Mungo Martin gave permission for the name to be used in the title of UVic’s new research chair in Indigenous mental health, funded by Bruce's generous gift. (Photo: UVic Photo Services)

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An Indigenous man, Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation Chief Eugene (left) and Innu woman, Jolene Ashini (right), walk arm in arm smiling beneath black masks. Jolene is wearing Indigenous regalia with a white braided headband with black trim, a cream blanket with Indigenous artwork on the emblem and red skirt.

Report to Donors 2022

As a donor to UVic, you are tied to thousands of students, researchers, other donors and the wider community. Infinite possibilities start with your gift. Your generosity, your impact, your community. 

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Hands-on learning opportunities for students

Experiential learning opportunities, like internships, field courses, and land-based learning, are providing students like Jade with unique and practical skills. UVic alumni are making these opportunities more accessible and affordable for UVic students.

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Gift supports research on land, oceans and stars

A gift from the estate of renowned Calgarian and philanthropist Margaret (Marmie) Hess is supporting graduate and post-doctoral researchers at the University of Victoria across the sciences. 

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The sprinkles returned

Thank you to all the alumni, community members, faculty, staff and students who came together to donate, participate in events and unlock dollars to sprinkle the impact across campus this Giving Tuesday! The results are in and this year was a huge success! 

Giving Tuesday

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


There are many ways to give to suit your needs: online, by mail or by phone. From one-time gifts of cash and monthly recurring gifts, to planned gifts through a will, gifts of securities, or gifts in-kind.

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Our priorities

Our priority

You have many options to decide what projects or initiatives you want to support. Check out the current university priorities, or explore giving options for the faculties and units.

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Impact of giving

Impact of giving

Your generosity touches the lives of hundreds of students and researchers at UVic everyday. Read more about donor impact through the annual report to donors, or browse this collection of videos and stories.

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