Lynn Newman, Assistant Dean, Students witnessed that firsthand when she lent her expertise to the United Way campaign in 2009 as Campaign Chair.
“The goal of last year’s campaign was to increase engagement on our Vancouver campus,” says Newman, who adds that she is particularly proud that our Faculty had the highest participation rate at UBC and credits Dean Murray Isman with helping to significantly raise the profile of the United Way at LFS. She also applauds faculty, staff and students for stepping up their support, especially in these tough economic times.
“Thanks to the UBC community, we raised enough money to help more than 65,000 Lower Mainland seniors remain healthy and engaged in their communities,” adds Newman.
LFS was also the only Faculty to participate in the 2009 United Way Day of Caring. Led by Christine Harris, Development Coordinator and a former United Way Loaned Representative, and Jonathan Knill, a student in our FNH program, a team of LFS students and staff volunteers set up a haunted house at the Boys and Girls Club of South Delta as a way to give back.
Newman is already gearing up for UBC’s 2010 United Way campaign, set to launch in October, which she will co-chair with Steve Tuckwood, Associate Director of Athletics. The University will have an even larger presence with the United Way this year as UBC President Prof. Stephen Toope is Co-Chair of the United Way of the Lower Mainland’s overall campaign.