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Chroma Quartet
Quarteto Chroma are from Mexico

Chroma Quartet

A bequest from Claire Fisher is funding a one of a kind masters program for a string quartet.

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Nancy and Joan
Nancy and Joan share the name Sellemah

Gary Geddes

Author Gary Geddes found the perfect way to honour his friends Joan Morris and Nancy Turner through donating the royalties from his book.

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Leena Yousefi
Leena runs a successful family law practice

Leena Yousefi

Law graduate Leena believes success encompasses much more than academic performance. She set up the "Best Lawyering Award".

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Women in economics panel fall 2016
Panelists at a Women in Economics event

Cynthia Johnston

After a successful career, economics alumna Cynthia Johnston wanted to optimize her retirement by making a difference. 

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Sabrina received a 50th anniversary award

Alumni giving

The university's 50th anniversary was an opportunity for alumni to support future students. And they did!

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Stephens family
The Stephens family

The Stephens Family

The Stephens family believe in leaving the earth better than they found it.

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Lynette and Emil
Lynette and Emil Hain, Paris, 2005

Emil and Lynette Hain

Lynette was a true Francophile, and the absolute love of Emil's life.

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Victoria Pride Parade
Victoria Pride Parade

Victoria Pride Society

The Society has put aside money for ten years to create a fund for students.

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Stella Higgins
The Torch flame was ignited in 1991

Stella Higgins

"Keep the flame burning" - Stella was a pioneer of the Torch newspaper and is a long-time supporter of UVic.

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Rubinoff with a sculpture
Rubinoff at his Sculpture Park on Hornby Island

Jeffrey Rubinoff

The belief in “art as a source of knowledge” was the wellspring of Jeffrey’s philanthropic partnership with UVic. 

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Roger John and Lindsay Delaronde
Lindsay was one of the first graduates of ICCP

Counselling Foundation of Canada

Funding from the Counselling Foundation of Canada allows the ICCP program to incorporate activities that reflect Indigenous values. 

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Lisa Helps speaks to UVic students
Alumna Lisa Helps is the mayor of Victoria

Lisa Helps

Lisa says her gift to a new scholarship fund is a gesture of paying back what she received as a UVic history student.

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TeenWork client James
CanAssist’s TeenWork program helped James secure a job

Coast Capital Savings

Through its innovative Youth Leaders Council program, the community-minded credit union helps young people like James attain meaningful employment.

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Greig and a student
Befriending students is a usual part of Greig's shift.

Greig Cosier

Over decades working in UVic’s Cunningham building, Greig made a point of befriending students studying late at night. Those interactions sparked his decision to start giving back to UVic in some novel ways.

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Legacy giving
Give one educated gift today, impact countless tomorrows

Legacy giving donors

Read the story behind the gifts from some of our legacy giving donors.

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