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 the School of Information in advancing healthy lives, a healthy planet and healthy societies.

Featured initiatives

SLAIS General Scholarship and Bursary Fund

Students at the UBC School of Information are working towards a thriving society where communities can engage with information; enable democracy through evidence, accountability, and transparency; and preserve and shape our collective memory and culture. Your contributions allow us to elevate talented students and meet our commitment to ensuring no qualified domestic student is unable to attend for financial reasons alone.

Gene Joseph First Nations Scholarship

This award honors Gene Joseph, the founding librarian of UBC’s Xwi7xwa Library, to support Indigenous students pursuing a master’s degree in library and information studies.

At the time of the first award, Joseph was one of the few First Nations librarians in Canada – now, sixteen Indigenous Gene Joseph Scholars are working as information professionals. Help continue the legacy of Gene Joseph and support Indigenous people in the profession by donating to this scholarship.

Mary Sue Stephenson Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

Named after Senior Instructor Emerita Mary Sue Stephenson, this award recognizes the teaching achievements and impacts of an iSchool adjunct professor or sessional lecturer every year. The quality of education at the UBC School of Information would not be what it is without our adjunct faculty, who bring a myriad of professional and personal experiences to the classroom. Your donation continues the enrichment of our students’ education, and supports the hard work of our adjunct faculty.

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.


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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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