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Pathways to Education

No two journeys are alike, but your gift to the UVic Pathways to Education Fund supports students wherever they are on their path and brings them closer to achieving their dreams and goals. These student stories show how support from donors helps UVic students in their educational journey.

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Report to Donors 2023

As a donor, many members of your UVic community have been touched by your generosity. Your support inspires students and researchers to push boundaries, defy odds, and follow their dreams. This is your generosity, your impact, and your community. 

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Opening doors across the globe

Meghan Wilson grew up in the government care system and has been working and living independently since she was a young teen. While at UVic studying entrepreneurship, she embraced opportunities to start her own business and travel abroad. 

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Embracing identity and pursuing justice

As a single mother and Sixties Scoop survivor, Shirina's journey to law school has been marked by resilience and a desire to reform the Canadian legal system. When she was accepted into UVic’s joint degree program in Canadian common law and Indigenous legal orders, her search for her Indigenous heritage intersected with her quest to become a lawyer. 

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Engineering a greener tomorrow

With donor support, Parinaz Moazzezi is working towards her dream of making renewable energy accessible for everyone. She is part of a multi-disciplinary team that is using innovative chemistry, physics, and engineering methods to explore alternative materials for solar energy technologies that do not depend on harmful heavy metals.

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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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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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Generosity shines bright at UVic Giving Tuesday!

This Giving Tuesday, 815 donors generously gave $157,949 to support the students, programs, and research that enrich our community! 

Check out the highlights from UVic's Giving Tuesday and see what's possible when we take part together.  

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

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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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