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Giving Tuesday

Join us on Nov. 29, 2022 for 24 hours of giving back to causes and projects that make UVic a more accessible and enriching experience.

Donate today to give us a head start on our goal to raise $150,000!

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What is Giving Tuesday?

Globally, Giving Tuesday is a celebration of philanthropy that inspires people to give back to causes they are passionate about.

At UVic, Giving Tuesday brings together alumni, community members, faculty, staff and students to donate, participate in events and unlock dollars to reach our goals. The sprinkles aren’t just for fun! They show how all your actions combined make a big difference across campus—contributing to student-led initiatives, research that strengthens communities, and programs that change lives.

Participate now

The countdown is on! Giving Tuesday is coming soon, but there are ways you can participate now and help us get an early start on our Giving Tuesday 2022 goals. 

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Giving Grams

For a $5 minimum donation, recognize someone who's made an impact in your life by sending them a message of positivity. They will get to choose where your donation will go.

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Philanthropoly

It's like Monopoly, but with a giving twist. In less than five minutes, you can unlock a $10 donation from the UVic Alumni Association to your chosen Giving Tuesday fund.

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Matching donors

As a matching donor, you'll maximize the impact of your support by inspiring others to give on Giving Tuesday. You give, they give, which means double the impact!

Priority funds

Explore 24 great causes to support on Giving Tuesday, grouped by theme below. You can donate directly to one of these funds on Giving Tuesday.

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.

Giving Tuesday 2022 events

About Giving Tuesday

UVic has been participating in Giving Tuesday since 2016. Since then, the event has generated over $577,900 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.