Tony Giovando uses gift to thank grandparents for their support

Scholarship honours grandparents

Tony Giovando and his wife, Laura Evans established the Leonard and Eileen Hamilton Scholarship in Spanish and Italian Studies in honour of Tony's grandparents who were a crucial part of his success at UVic

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Learning with and from the land

In Collaboration with UVic’s School of Child and Youth Care, the Canet Foundation opened up the Spirit Bear Farm to students and faculty at UVic as a living classroom to support Indigenous land-based education.

Canet Foundation
Ash Luft is inspired to help people with mobility issues gain independence

Love of problem solving

Ash Luft is working to create a device that gives people with disabilities more autonomy. 

Ash's story
Thank you for supporting tomorrow's leaders

Donor Impact Report 2019

Thank you for supporting tomorrow's leaders. Your gifts are creating opportunities for students, researchers and programs that offer dynamic learning experiences in our extraordinary academic environment.

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Avis Rasmussen award to support grad students

A birthday surprise

Avis's story
Student Ambassadors celebrate the year

Student Ambassadors give to students in need

Using profits from selling flowers and frames at convocation, the student-led group is donating $1,000 to the Student Emergency Fund. The fund offers support to students who are in financial crises and need immediate assistance.

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