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Giving Tuesday

Student in bright yellow UVIC sweater holding two sprinkle cookies up to her eyes

Giving Tuesday is over for this year, but it's not too late to give. We're still counting sprinkles!

On November 29, 2022, alumni, community members, employees and students came together to donate, participate in events and unlock dollars towards the Giving Tuesday goals. All those actions combined to make a big difference across campus—contributing to student-led initiatives, research that strengthens communities, and programs that change lives.

 

Results from Giving Tuesday 2022

$152,261

raised

813

donors

$47,700

out of $47,700 unlocked

Thank you

UVic student Sam Frew dances her way across campus to share about what happened on Giving Tuesday and thanks donors, students and community members for the impact they made.

Priority funds

It's not too late to support your chosen Giving Tuesday priority fund and help unlock matching dollars.  You can track a fund’s progress towards its goal on the donate pages. 

Alumni Relations

Alumni fund

Gifts to this fund will support student activities, promote community engagement, and improve campus life through the Alumni Association's grant program.

Donate

CanAssist

Assistive Technologies

Help improve the quality of life for community members living with disabilities through life-changing technologies. 

$2,000 in matching available

Donate

Chair in Transgender Studies

Scholarships and fellowships

Support trans+ undergrad and grad students. Your gift will drive social change and improve the well-being of trans, nonbinary, two-spirit, and other gender-diverse people.

$5,000 in matching available

Donate

Continuing Studies

UVSS student food bank

Help undergrad and grad students meet their basic needs by providing access to food and other hygiene essentials. Demand for the food bank tripled in 2022.

$1,500 in matching available

Donate

Education

UVicEd Student Equity Advocates

This student group aims to build a more equitable and inclusive environment in the Faculty of Education. Help them offer free and accessible educational opportunities that focus on anti-racism and decolonization. 

$1,000 in matching available 

Donate

Engineering

2030 Initiative

By supporting this initiative, you’re contributing to community outreach initiatives for girls interested in STEM, awards and mentorship programs for students, and industry partnerships to engage women students with employers as they transition to the workforce.

 $1,500 in matching available

Donate

Equity and Human Rights

Equity and Human Rights Outreach Fund

Create spaces for inclusive conversations. Support UVic's EQHR office to work with the Faculty of Fine Arts to put on a new play by Thembelihle Moyo It’s Just Black Hair during Black History Month.

 $500 in matching available

Donate

Fine Arts

Student community impact award

Recognize students who have demonstrated an outstanding effort in a community-engaged creative activity in Greater Victoria.

$1,000 in matching available

Donate

Grad Studies

Campus sustainability fund

Empower students, faculty, and staff to spearhead sustainability initiatives on campus. For example, funding energy or water saving programs, or sustainability learning opportunities.

$2,000 in matching available

Donate

Gustavson School of Business

Dean's Innovation fund

Support hands-on learning by providing students with real-world opportunities that enhance their business education.

$2,500 in matching available

Donate

Human and Social Development

Youth in care living expenses

Support students with lived experience in care by offsetting their expenses, such as computers, books, and housing.

$1,000 in matching available

Donate

Humanities

Travel and learning scholarship

Help make exchange programs and field schools more accessible for undergrad students in humanities.

$5,000 in matching available

Donate

Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement

Native Student Union

Contribute to Indigenous student-led events and programs, a student space with services, and advocacy for Indigenous student success and wellness.

$500 in matching available

Donate

Law

The Law Centre

Give law students first-hand experience in fact investigations, preparing for trials and hearings, and appearing in court while supporting access to justice for low-income and vulnerable clients.

$2,000 in matching available

Donate

UVic Libraries

Digital Initiatives

Provide students, faculty, staff, and community members with access to cutting-edge digital resources, including digitized archives, laptop loans, and workshops promoting digital literacy.

$1,200 in matching available 

Donate

Division of Medical Sciences

Neuroscience graduate student association

Provide a variety of resources that support students in the Division of Medical Sciences neuroscience program with relationship building with peers, professors and professionals.

Donate

Ocean Networks Canada

Ocean Networks Canada

Fund research that will cut emissions and mitigate climate change, like the ground-breaking Solid Carbon project. Your support will make waves around the world.

Donate

Science

Science Rendezvous

Bring together students and researchers with local community members in a compelling event promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Help get kids in grades K-12, families and educators excited about STEM while UVic students showcase their research.

$1,000 in matching available 

Donate

Social Sciences

Experiential learning

Equip social sciences students with the knowledge and skills they need to tackle real-world challenges by participating in exchange, field school, and co-op placement programs.

$1,000 in matching available 

Donate

Student Affairs

Student meal share program

Help reduce food insecurity for students. Every $50 donated supports another student experiencing food insecurity.

$600 in matching available 

Donate

UVic Research

Research Accelerator Fund

Support innovative answers to the climate crisis by offsetting costs for student entrepreneurs who are developing prototypes for climate solutions.

$1,000 in matching available 

Donate

Vikes

Alumni Association bursary for active, healthy living

Support the physical and mental health of students by offsetting the costs of a fitness membership to the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA).

Donate

Central funds

Pathways to education

Help students whereever the need is greatest, including through entrance scholarships, awards for international students, and low-barrier support for Indigenous students.

Donate

Central funds

Giving Tuesday fund

Contribute to student clubs and student-led initiatives that directly benefit the university experience. 

Donate

Unlock challenges

Alumni challenge

The first $5,000 donated by UVic grads will unlock an additional $5,000 for priority funds.

  Unlocked: $5,000

Participation challenge

When 500 people make a gift, an additional $2,400 will be unlocked for the priority funds.

  Unlocked: $2,400

Donation matching challenges

There is $30,300 in matching money available for the priority funds. Your gift can have double the impact! Check each fund above for details.

  Unlocked: $28,900

Sponsorship challenges

$10,000 in sponsor money will be unlocked through alumni and student engagement on Giving Tuesday.

  Unlocked: $10,000

Giving Gram-alanche

This challenge for the UVic community sprinkles kindness and impact across campus. A record-breaking 1,163 Giving Grams were sent on Giving Tuesday and Thank You Thursday. This means that approximately 1-in-5 UVic employees sent or received a Giving Gram!

This is the final leaderboard for the 2022 Great Giving Gram-alanche Challenge:

  • In top place this year is the department of Human Resources (HUMR)
  • Hot on their heels in second place is the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost (VPAC)
  • Maintaining third place in the race is the Development Office (DEVT)
  • In fourth place is UVic Communications + Marketing (UCAM)
  • Rounding out our leaderboard this year is a team who have been on the board since week 1, the School of Environmental Studies (ENVI)

Thank you to everyone who took part.

#AddSprinklesUVic

 

About Giving Tuesday

UVic has been participating in Giving Tuesday since 2016. Since then, the event has generated over $728,531 for a variety of programs and projects across the entire university—including student aid, clubs, community-focused programs, research seed funds and much more.

After the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a day to focus on giving back. But more important than the individual donations, Giving Tuesday is a chance to see how much we can achieve in 24 hours when we come together for the causes we care about at UVic.

Why the sprinkles?

The sprinkles theme is a fun way to demonstrate how many small acts of giving (and taking part) contribute to the UVic experience.

What does Giving Tuesday fund?

Each year, campus partners select a fund for Giving Tuesday. These different projects and programs may support students or research within an academic area. Or, they could support UVic initiatives in the wider community. All donations to these funds, no matter the size, will make a big difference in the success of the program or project. 

Explore the 24 funds for this year by theme:

Campus sustainability fund: Your gift will empower students, faculty, and staff to spearhead sustainability initiatives on campus. For example, funding energy or water saving programs, or sustainability learning opportunities.

Ocean Networks CanadaFund research that will cut emissions and mitigate climate change, like the ground-breaking Solid Carbon project. 

Research Accelerator fundSupport innovative answers to the climate crisis by offsetting costs for student entrepreneurs who are developing prototypes for climate solutions.

Assistive technologies (CanAssist): Help improve the quality of life for community members living with disabilities, by supporting the development and distribution of life-changing technologies. 

Chair in Transgender Studies scholarships and fellowships: Support trans+ undergraduate and graduate students and graduate students who are pursuing trans+ related research in any field. Your gift will drive social change and improve the well-being of trans, nonbinary, two-spirit, and other gender-diverse people.

Equity and Human Rights outreach fund: Help create spaces for inclusive conversations with your gift to this fund, which empowers UVic researchers and experts to help community partners advance equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their organizations. 

UVicEd student equity advocates: This student group aims to build a more equitable and inclusive environment in the Faculty of Education. Your support will enable them to offer free and accessible educational opportunities that focus on anti-racism and decolonization. 

2030 Initiative: By supporting this initiative, you’re contributing to community outreach initiatives for girls interested in STEM, awards and mentorship programs for students, and industry partnerships to engage women students with employers as they transition to the workforce.

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Dean's innovation fund: Support hands-on learning by providing students with real-world opportunities that enhance their business education.

Faculty of Humanities travel and learning scholarship: Exchange programs and field schools are incredible learning opportunities, but not all students can afford them. Your gift will make these experiences more accessible for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Humanities.

Law CentreYour donation will give law students first-hand experience in conducting fact investigations, preparing for trials and hearings, and appearing in court. At the same time, you will be supporting access to justice for low-income and vulnerable clients.

Digital Initiatives (UVic Libraries)Provide students, faculty, staff, and community members with access to cutting-edge digital resources, including digitized archives, laptop loans, and workshops promoting digital literacy.

Science Rendezvous: Bring together students and researchers with local community members in a compelling event promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Your support will empower kids in grades K-12, families and educators to get excited about STEM while supporting UVic students to showcase their research.

Social Sciences experiential learning: Equip social sciences students with the knowledge and skills they need to tackle real-world challenges, by supporting them to participate in exchange, field school, and co-op placement programs.

Alumni Association bursary for active, healthy living: Support the physical and mental health of students by offsetting the costs of a fitness membership to the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA).

Fine Arts student community impact award: Recognize students who have demonstrated an outstanding effort in a community-engaged creative activity in Greater Victoria.

Pathways to education: Your donation will help students where the need is greatest, including through entrance scholarships, awards for international students, and low-barrier support for Indigenous students.

Student meal share program: Help reduce food insecurity for students. Every $50 donated supports another student experiencing food insecurity.

UVSS student food bank: Help undergrad and grad students meet their basic needs by providing access to food and other hygiene essentials. Demand for the food bank has tripled in 2022.

Youth in care living expenses: Support students with lived experience in care by offsetting their expenses, such as computers, books, and housing.

Alumni fundGifts to this fund will support student activities, promote community engagement, and improve campus life through the Alumni Association's grant program.

Giving Tuesday fund: Contribute to student clubs and student-led initiatives that directly benefit the university experience.

Native Student UnionContribute to Indigenous student-led events and programs, a student space with services, and advocacy for Indigenous student success and wellness.

Neuroscience graduate student association: Provide a variety of resources that support students in the Division of Medical Sciences neuroscience program with relationship building with peers, professors, and industry professionals.

Sponsors & partners

Thank you to our sponsors

UVic Alumni Association logo
Neal estate group logo
Vancity logo
Coca Cola logo
UVic Food Services logo

Thank you to our partners

  • Blink Printing
  • Felicita’s
  • OneCard
  • Phoenix Theatre
  • UVic Bookstore
  • UVic Distribution Services
  • UVic Facilities Management
  • UVic Food Services
  • UVic Libraries
  • UVic Student Society (UVSS)
  • UVic Systems
  • Vikes