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Giving Tuesday back for 2022

After the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a day to focus on philanthropy. The University of Victoria’s Giving Tuesday initiative brings together community members, alumni, employees and students to donate to their chosen causes, participate in events (online and in-person) and unlock dollars from sponsors. The goal is to collectively raise money for a variety of programs and projects across the entire university.

New SSHRC funding

Two humanities-based projects that put past injustices at the forefront of public conversations about equitable futures—one leading the co-creation of graphic novels by accomplished artists and survivors of mass atrocities and genocides, the other illuminating the mistreatment of people of Japanese descent in allied countries during and after the Second World War—received $5 million in federal government support to create new global connections and partnerships.

UVic Foundation expands impact investment with $25M in Brookfield fund

The University of Victoria Foundation announced today it has invested $25 million in the Brookfield Global Transition Fund (BGTF) with a strategy to invest in opportunities that advance and facilitate the global transition to a net-zero carbon economy. This new commitment is an infrastructure investment within the foundation’s statement of investment policy and goals and is consistent with the target to reduce the carbon intensity of all investments by 45 per cent by 2030.

$2M powers UVic researcher to combat syphilis

University of Victoria microbiologist Caroline Cameron has received $2 million US from Open Philanthropy, the largest grant the US-based organization has given to a single Canadian university. The grant will fund Cameron’s research for developing a direct diagnostic test and vaccine for syphilis.

$1.5M gift supports Indigenous mental health research

A $1.5-million gift from UVic political science alumnus Bruce McKean will allow the University of Victoria to establish a new research chair in Indigenous mental health. The chair will be named after the late Chief Mungo Martin, the world-renowned Kwakwaka’wakw artist who contributed so much to the creative arts which play an integral role in shifting cultural perceptions of mental health.

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