Giving to Research

Investing in the future of UVic

We rely on your support and encourage you to consider investing in the future of UVic. Your involvement is an investment in the students and researchers who will build a bright future for all of us.

UVic is looking for support from those who share our passion for UVic’s potential. There are a number of ways you can invest in research by giving or donating.

For more information on supporting research through giving, please contact the university's Development Office at 250-721-7624.

Research chairs and professorships

Investing in the university’s research programs may mean endowing a research chair or professorship in a particular field of study.

Supporting an outstanding scholar is an investment in making their mentorship available to students and the wider research community.

Research projects and equipment

Investing in the university’s research programs may mean investing in research project funding within an area of particular activity. You can help graduate students and junior scholars begin the programs that will develop into stellar academic careers.

Scholarship, bursaries and fellowships

In an increasingly competitive environment, students often choose a university based on its programs as well as the availability of financial aid.

Donations help us to increase the number and value of student awards so that we can compete regionally, nationally and internationally.

UVic is committed to providing undergraduate and graduate students with an accessible education of the very highest quality. Donations to scholarships, bursaries and fellowships open doors for students seeking financial assistance. Help encourage and reward students' talent, effort and achievements.

    There are many ways to support research and experience the rewards of philanthropy while receiving tax benefits.

    The Development Office can help you explore the best options for your financial and family situations.

    One-time online gifts

    Make gifts using the Development Office's online gift form.

    Cash gifts and pledges

    Gifts can be made in a single payment or spread over several years to extend tax advantages. 


    Donated publicly-traded securities, including shares, bonds and mutual funds, generate a tax receipt for their full value and are not taxed on accrued capital gain. 


    Gifts-in-kind include real estate, artwork, and other tangible property. Tax receipts for the fair market price are issued once the gift has been appraised. 


    Donors who name the University of Victoria as a beneficiary in their will are often able to contribute at a higher level than they thought possible. 

    RRSPs and RRIFs

    By naming the university as the beneficiary of an RRSP or RRIF, donors can eliminate income taxes owing on these assets on their final tax return. 

    Charitable remainder trusts and annuities

    Donors who set up these vehicles receive monthly income during their lifetime, with the remaining principal designated as a charitable gift. 

    Gifts by U.S. donors

    The Canadian-US income tax convention provides for a deduction on U.S. income tax if the donor or a family member is or was enrolled at the university.

    With your participation, we can continue to set new standards in teaching, research and community service - learn about how we are making a difference.

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    The UVic Strategic Research Plan 2016-2021 (SRP) identifies UVic’s research directions and areas of strategic priority on which to build the institutional research capacity. The SRP guides the university’s strategic resource allocation, especially how the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) programs will be used to enhance our capabilities.

    Download the UVic Strategic Research Plan 2016-2021.
    Mailing address

    Development Office
    University of Victoria
    PO Box 3060
    Victoria, BC V8W 3R4

    Courier address

    Ian Stewart Complex
    3964 Gordon Head Road

    Telephone: 250-721-7624
    Toll Free: 1-877-721-7624
    Fax: 250-721-8961


    Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

    Charitable Registration No:
    10816 2470 RR0001

    Visit the Development Office site for more on giving to UVic and UVic faculties.