United Way Campaign 2018

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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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UVic United Way campaign 2018

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.

“I’d like to express a heartfelt thank you to our UVic community members whose generosity and strong support for United Way make our annual campaign a success year after year,” says Campaign Chair Rachael Scarth. “We’re very proud that UVic has the second-largest workplace campaign in the region, particularly as these funds stay in Greater Victoria and assist almost 90,000 individuals every year. A special thanks to our campaign committee members who provide their time to make the campaign and the special events so successful.”
Campaign chair Rachael Scarth

Campus campaign events and initiatives in 2018 included 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.

Matching donor funds

As an incentive to current United Way donors to increase their donations, and to new donors to join the campaign, in 2018 the United Way secured several donors who matched increases of 15 per cent or more from current donors and all of the amount pledged by new donors. This matching incentive was unique to the 2018 UVic United Way campaign.

President's letter

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

View his 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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