In September 2011, UBC launched its start an evolution campaign, which has set twin goals of raising $1.5 billion and doubling the number of alumni involved in the life of the university annually to 50,000. This is the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history.
By combining philanthropic gifts and alumni talents, UBC seeks to enhance student learning, expand research capacity and extend its community engagement initiatives.
“As one of the world’s top ranked universities, UBC is already at the forefront of many of the major issues facing us today,” said UBC President Prof. Stephen Toope. “We are inviting our alumni, donors and friends to join forces with us so that together we can be more effective in finding long-term solutions to our world’s most pressing problems.”