To: Students in Vancouver and the Okanagan
Today is GivingTuesday, an international day dedicated to giving back. It is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.
GivingTuesday is a great opportunity for us all to recognize the importance of philanthropy to UBC’s mission. Much of the work happening on campus is empowered by the support we receive from alumni and donors.
Last year, nearly 17,000 generous donors made a contribution to UBC, raising millions of dollars for student support, research and infrastructure. I invite you to use this global occasion to celebrate the difference donors have made for UBC students — and to celebrate the causes that you support too.
For more information about the day, please go to ubc.ca/givingtuesday. No matter how you decide to get involved, I also encourage you to share your stories on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtags #GivingTuesdayCA and #UBCgiving.
Thank you—and have a great GivingTuesday!
Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor