UNBC Launches $15M Northern Leadership Campaign
Prince George, B.C. – Dozens turned out for the launch of the University of Northern British Columbia’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign today (the public phase).
The $15-million Northern Leadership Campaign aims to help bolster the institution as one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities.
The campaign is focused on three priorities: to strengthen research and teaching excellence, research forests and northern health.
The campaign started in late 2014 and has already raised close to $13 million. Money raised will also be used to help support unique projects that have both a local and international impact, such as the Sustainable Communities Demonstration Project.
“This ambitious fundraising effort will help us strengthen our capacity to inspire leadership for the next generation,” said Tracy Wolsey, the Chair of the UNBC Board of Governors. “The fruits of this campaign will empower economic, social and cultural prosperity for British Columbia and Canada.”
“It takes a lot of capacity to appropriately raise funds and I’ve learned a lot about our institution through this,” added president Dr. Daniel Weeks. “I certainly learned a lot about the tremendous support we enjoy in Prince George. In fact, all the communities in the North and well beyond as well.”
Those wanting to donate can learn more at www.unbc.ca/northern-leadership.