Change the world through the power of the arts.

Your vision of a healthier, more sustainable world is possible. In the face of humanity’s most critical and complex issues, UBC Arts students, researchers and alumni are asking the hard questions. They’re diving deep and sharing evidence-based ideas and equitable solutions for a better future.

What happens here can change everything. Your support is the catalyst. Join UBC Geography in advancing healthy lives, a healthy planet and healthy societies.

Featured initiatives

Sandy Lapsky Award
Founded by long-time and much-loved former Geography head administrator Sandy Laspky, this annual award supports international graduate students in good academic standing in the Department of Geography.  

Karen Bakker Memorial Fund
This fund was established in 2023 to honour the late Dr. Karen Bakker, beloved faculty member, colleague, friend and mother with a great passion for geography, the environment and community engagement. Gifts to this fund will pay tribute to Karen’s life and career by supporting Geography graduate students. 

Climate Studies IBPOC Student Support Fund
The fund supports undergraduate students from Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities of colour who are studying climate change at UBC. In the spirit of repair the fund aims recognize and address inequities that IBPOC students face, and the underrepresentation of IBPOC people in climate research in Canada, acknowledging the vital perspectives they bring to understanding and addressing the climate emergency. 

More ways to make an impact

There are many ways you can create an impact and catalyze a future of possibility. Your involvement and support make a real difference to the experience of our students, helping build the foundations from which they can change the world.

Get in touch

Connect with Arts Development & Alumni Engagement if you have any questions about supporting our projects and initiatives or if you need assistance finding a fund.

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