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Impact Week

March 13-17, 2023

A week that celebrates the acts of kindness, generosity, and engagement that make UVic more accessible and enriching for everyone.

Celebrating your impact

Immerse yourself in stories of generosity: a student embarking on adventures and self-discovery thanks to donor funding, a professor supporting students facing food scarcity, and one of UVic's longest-contributing donors.  

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...

If you have a story of a UVic student, club, faculty and staff, alumni or donor getting involved or giving back either on campus or elsewhere, tell us about it on socials and share the impact with #YourUVicImpact




Share your impact story

Know a student, professor, club or colleague who goes above and beyond? Share your gratitude for acts of kindness and generosity on the virtual gratitude board!

Thank you

Every facet of UVic has fingerprints of donor support and engagement all over it –from ground-breaking research initiatives to community outreach programs and of course, the campus we work, play and study on. 

Donor support has come a long way. During UVic's second annual Impact Week, students learned how donors have been supportive since the beginning.