Thank you for your generosity.

At UBC, we generate ideas that improve and inspire. You can have a lasting impact on generations of students and scholars through your involvement and investment.  This can be as simple as volunteering your time or as generous as making a donation. You can have a lasting impact on generations of students and scholars.

To learn about different ways to give or how you can get involved, please contact:

Lisa Fratpietro
Associate Director
Tel: 604.822.9213

Anna Collins
Manager of Development, Faculty of Arts
Tel: 604.827.0008



Help UBC students: Change their world so they can change ours

UBC students are each uniquely talented, but not all have the same opportunities. They are the next generation of leaders ready to create lasting and meaningful change and tackle the challenges that affect us all. Supporting these promising students today—so they are equipped to build a better tomorrow—is more urgent than ever.

To support their success, UBC launched the Blue & Gold Campaign for Students, with the goal of raising $100 million in student support over three years. And to get things started, UBC is providing matching funds of up to $5 million for new gifts to select Blue & Gold campaign priorities!

Support UBC’s new Blue & Gold Campaign for Students today. Your support gives promising students access to a life-changing education—and perhaps most importantly—invests in the future of our province and our global community.


Gene Joseph Scholarship for Indigenous graduate students

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In 1997, the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA), the BCLA First Nations Interest Group, and the University of British Columbia First Nations House of Learning created an endowed scholarship in honour of Gene Joseph (MLS ’82). The Gene Joseph Scholarship is awarded to an incoming or continuing Indigenous graduate student at UBC iSchool who is pursuing a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies.

The award is made on the recommendation of the iSchool, the First Nations House of Learning and Faculty of Graduate 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 in 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.

“I am proud the scholarship has affected so many people obtaining their master’s degree. I am proud I am no longer the only First Nations librarian in BC. It was difficult to be the only person in my field; no assistance or colleagues to understand what you are going through.” – Gene Joseph

Support Indigenous graduate students and give today to continue this great scholarship.


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 has 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 School.

Susie is also known for her open door policy, willingness to provide extra instruction of those who ask and of course her limitless bowl of candy that encourages impromptu conversation and return visits.

“My every interaction with Susie helped me become the librarian I am today, able to innovate and to face the myriad of challenges in our profession. While her guidance and knowledge will be sorely missed (“irreplaceable” is the word that comes to mind) she has earned her retirement many times over. Her legacy is aptly represented by the hundreds of library professionals who can look back to their time with Susie and count that among the seminal influences on their career path. Susie, you will be sorely missed.”



The Judith Saltman Prize

Judith Saltman is recognized internationally as an expert on Canadian children’s literature. She has influenced new generations of students over the past 32 years in her role as Professor within the School, as Chair of the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature (MACL) program, and developer and instructor for numerous courses in children’s literature and public library services to children and young adults. Her love for the field, her warmth and generosity, and knowledge of children’s literature and librarianship has won the hearts of students who come to the School.

“I remember visiting Judi at [UBC iSchool] for the first time. I had no idea what to expect. I entered her office, a space so full of books, I was worried there would be nowhere to sit. After a few short minutes I knew I had found my home. Judi’s enthusiasm was infectious. Only one year later I was beginning my degree at [the iSchool] with Judi guiding the way.

While many people helped me pursue my degree, Judith encouraged me to push myself beyond just my degree. She helped me find ways to get involved in children’s literature scholarship through the Children’s Literature Association, and the American Library Association. Judith has been an inspiration and a source of guidance throughout my post-secondary career. She’s a force to be reckoned with, in the best possible way.”



SLAIS General Scholarship and Bursary Fund

Donate to the SLAIS General Scholarship and Bursary Fund to support aspiring students in financial need. Contributions to the Scholarship and Bursary Fund allows 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 are able to 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. Give today.



SLAIS Learning & Teaching Improvement Fund

Donate to the SLAIS Learning & Teaching Improvement Fund to equip our students with the latest in new information technology.

UBC School of Information is one of a few schools in North America offering a stand-alone archival program, and one of the world’s top-ranked schools for graduate education in library and information management. But technology is constantly changing, and in order to promote access to ideas, support research projects and community engagement, we are seeking investments from supporting alumni and friends of iSchool.

Your gift is will allow students to study with the latest and best technology. Give today.