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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

Support aspiring students in financial need. Your contributions allow us to elevate talented students and meet our commitment to ensuring no qualified domestic student is denied admission for financial reasons alone.

UBC iSchool students 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 gift is an investment and will increase the number and value of awards available to students in need.

Gene Joseph First Nations Scholarship

We award the Gene Joseph Scholarship to an incoming or continuing Indigenous graduate student at UBC School of Information pursuing a master’s degree in library and information studies.

The award honours Gene Joseph, the first Head Librarian of UBC’s Xwi7xwa Library. She is of Wet’suwet’en – Nadleh Whut’en descent and comes from the small village of Hagwilget in northern British Columbia. She has nearly three decades of experience developing libraries for First Nations tribal councils, bands and organizations.

At the time of the first award, Joseph was one of the few First Nations librarians in Canada. Now 16 Aboriginal Gene Joseph Scholars are working as information professionals.

Mary Sue Stephenson Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

Susie has been a cornerstone of the MLIS and Dual MASLIS programs, having taught all students coming into the core since 1995. In addition, she served as Chair of the MLIS program, Chair of the Curriculum Committee, Programs Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty Liaison, making her instrumental in shaping the MLIS curriculum at the iSchool.


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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