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Stories of Impact

Three female students stand together smiling and holding signs, from left to right the signs are "Thanks", a giant yellow smiley, "you are making a difference"

Donor generosity enables opportunities for students to follow their dreams or conduct world-class research. Your positive impact is felt on campus and beyond.

Kyla Phillips

Kyla received the outstanding certificate at convocation in June 2023.

Opening doors across the globe

For Meghan Wilson, donor support provided the opportunity to go far. 

Embracing identity and pursuing justice

Receiving the Carolyn E. & Robert J. McCormick Indigenous Entrance Scholar award allowed Shirina Evans to finally pursue her long-held dream of getting a law degree.

Engineering a greener tomorrow

In the Saidaminov lab, Parinaz Moazzezi works to create cleaner, more affordable solar technology.


Rylee Zondervan (left) and Mariana Jimenez (right) are leaders in the UVic Education Student Equity Advocates (UVic EDSEA) club and recently shared about how donors impact the work they do. Mariana...

International Student Awards

Many international students don’t have access to the bursaries and other sources of financial aid available to domestic students. The new International Student Award makes education more...

Community voices on tapping into tech

Kate Gibbs has been employed as a community researcher with this project for the past two years.

Lucas Hung

Few people can say they found their calling at just four years old. Pianist Lucas Hung is thankful for the opportunity to turn that childhood passion into a career at UVic’s School of...

Allyson Hadwin

Allyson Hadwin is a monthly donor to the UVSS food bank and a professor in the Faculty of Education. She is passionate about student success and ensuring they have the tools, resources, and support...

Don Ilich

Don Ilich, BFA’73, a proud alumnus of the University of Victoria, has spent his life in service to others, with a particular focus on Indigenous communities. His career has taken him all...

Marmie Hess Research grants

Legacy gift fuels research programs spanning land, sea and stars The Dr. Margaret "Marmie" Perkins Hess Research Grants in Earth, Ocean, Astronomy, and Environmental Sciences were...

Nicole Hack

Nicole Hack (who prefers they/them pronouns) is looking forward to completing their degree next year, over a decade after they started their journey at the University of Victoria. Nicole chose to...