Chief Knox standing in a forest holding a carved object

$1.5M gift for Indigenous mental health research

The gift from political science alumnus and philanthropist Bruce McKean will establish a new research chair. 

Photo: Chief David Mungo Knox (great-grandson of the late Chief Mungo Martin) standing in a forest near his home in the village of Fort Rupert -Tsaxis, Kwagu'ł (Kwakiutl). Knox holds a carving by his late great grandfather Mungo Martin. Credit: Kwakiutl Photographer Kimberley Kufaas, great great grand-daughter of Chief Mungo Martin.

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For the love of sprinkles

On Giving Tuesday, alumni, community members, faculty, staff and students came together to donate, participate in events and unlock dollars to sprinkle the impact across campus.

Giving Tuesday
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Report to Donors 2021

As a donor to UVic, you are connected to thousands of students, researchers, other donors and the wider community. All those connections start with your gift. Your generosity, your impact, your community. 

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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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Baneet Hans

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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Catherine in black jacket standing among greenery outside the UVic law building.

Priority funds that make a difference

UVic student Catherine Lafferty never imagined she would go to university, but a bursary gave her the freedom to pursue this dream. Hear from three students who are benefitting from donations to current priority funds.

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A perfect tie

In an unusual situation, two top-tier science students, Dawson Jarvis and Sol Snir Shaool, share the inaugural Kasapi Scholarship, created by the Kasapi family last year.

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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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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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