United Way Campaign 2019

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Plasma Car Races

The Massacre of Martlets (Ceremonies & Events) team took home the coveted Hubcap Trophy at the 2018 Plasma Car Races.

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Plasma Car Racing

Plasma Car Race

16 teams faced off in the Michele Pujol Room at the 2018 Plasma Car Races.

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Plasma Car Racing

Plasma Car Races

The Fast Accounts and Furious Fundraising / Living on the Edge (Vice-President Finance and Operations) team took home the fundraising pledge trophy at the 2018 Plasma Car Races.

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Vikes Amazing Race

During the Vikes Amazing Race on Nov. 22, teams of Vikes athletes completed acts of “Local Love” in their UVic community while raising funds for United Way.

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Find out how you can donate to the United Way and help your community.

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UVic United Way campaign 2019

Although you may not realize it, you, your family, friends and colleagues all benefit from the work of United Way. When United Way helps us to build a strong, safe, supportive and sustainable community, we all win.

“UVic is a significant partner in the United Way Greater Victoria campaign, and this year we're calling on you to 'show your local love'. Can you volunteer to help in the campaign? Are you willing to be a donor? No effort and no amount is too small. We are aiming for 100% employee participation!"
—Campaign Co-chair Michele Parkin and Campaign Co-chair Catherine McGregor

Campus campaign events and initiatives in 2019 may include the Plasma Car Races, Oktoberfeast, Vikes Amazing Race, Bug Push and Samosa Sale. The UVic Libraries Booksale continues year-round at the UVic Bookstore—look for the sale cart in the foyer.

The 2018 UVic United Way campaign raised $230,665 for United Way Greater Victoria (UWGV). The university campaign has contributed more than $4.5 million to UWGV-funded programs since 1994.


Volunteer opportunities

Here are some ways to volunteer your time and talent:

United Way Sponsored Employee

There is a full-time secondment opportunity for one UVic employee to work at United Way Greater Victoria on the 2019-20 campaign from Aug. 26 to Dec. 13. Prior years' participants say this is a wonderful learning and volunteering experience. Application deadline is Aug. 21.

UVic Campaign Coordination Team

Join our small but mighty team organizing the campus-wide events that make each United Way campaign fun, memorable and successful. Estimated time commitment is 2-3 hours per week for fall term.

United Way Unit/Department Champion

Help keep the campaign alive in your unit. Chat it up and organize unit-wide fundraisers as part of the cross-campus United Way champion team. Estimated time commitment is 1-2 hours per week for fall term.

Please email fraasec@uvic.ca to express your interest in these United Way campaign volunteer positions no later than Aug. 21. Please check with your supervisor first to ensure your participation is supported. Thank you for showing your local love!


President's letter

President Cassels is a strong supporter of United Way Greater Victoria. 

View his 2018 letter to all faculty and staff.

Rose's Story

What does local love look like? From poverty to politics.

The need for youth mental health services is an unignorable issue facing our community. That’s why United Way supports programs that empower young people like Rose by strengthening their emotional and physical well-being. And it’s all thanks to people like you who show your local love by giving back to this place we call home.
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