As we build opportunity for our students and campus, we ask you to consider a gift in support of one of these important initiatives and priority projects.
Augustana Innovation Fund
We continually seek ways to reduce operational expenses and apply more resources towards students, faculty, and programs. Gifts to the Innovation Fund are essential because they are used during the year in which they are received and can be applied to areas of need to fill gaps and enhance the student experience.
Awards and Financial Aid
As education costs rise, competitive award and bursary support is crucial to support student success and to make it possible for Augustana to attract and retain students to our programs. Gifts that provide annual support, establish new endowments, or grow established endowments to increase existing opportunity will make this possible.
Miquelon Lake Environmental Research Station
Augustana, in partnership with Alberta Parks and Camrose County, has built a research station at nearby Miquelon Lake Provincial Park. This mobile facility will provide wet and dry labs, computing, data collection, and overnight accommodation resources to students and faculty.
Gifts to support the experiential side of student opportunity. Research opportunities during the academic year and summer field work and internships activate the academic experience, deepen and direct the understanding of classroom learning, and launch educational partnerships that shape our students to become leaders of tomorrow.
Aboriginal Student Program Support
The opening of the Wahkohtowin Lodge on campus will support our growing Aboriginal student population and provide a space for all students on campus to come together. We are seeking partners to support our vision to create meaningful programming and formal and informal opportunities to inform and engage our various communities in a spirit of kinship and shared responsibility, and to prepare our students to become future leaders of rural and Indigenous cultures and communities.
Augustana has taken bold steps in building and supporting sustainability initiatives and opportunities for our campus. The Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities, Miquelon Lake Environmental Research Station, Green Campus Committee, recycling and composting, supporting sourcing of local foods wherever possible, and our use of hybrid vehicles, solar panels, and LED lights are all examples of visible links between our curriculum and campus operations. Relating sustainability to our core curriculum and ongoing research is an expectation of our students and keeps us current in today’s world.
Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities (ACSRC)
The ACSRC is a joint initiative of Augustana Faculty and the Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES). The ACSRC strives to fill the gap between research and policy in rural areas by fostering constructive dialogue, promoting interdisciplinary and collaborative research, and developing partnerships between the University of Alberta and rural communities in Alberta and beyond.
Augustana’s Learning, Advising, Beyond
LAB supports a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities, including faculty–led international travel courses and Community Service-Learning (CSL) research and internship placements. More than 40% of our students participate in CSL placements each year and one in three Augustana graduates has studied internationally!
Augustana urgently needs modern, state-of-the-art teaching and learning environments to prepare students for a constantly changing, interconnected, and global society. Our student cohort in the sciences continues to grow, increasing demands on our current infrastructure. Renewing and advancing equipment in our labs and classrooms is an investment in student success.
Vikings Athletic Awards Enhancement Program
The University of Alberta is offering a 50% match for new $1,000 and $2,000 donor-funded awards, thereby creating annual $1,500 and $3,000 awards for our Viking athletes, respectively. Please visit the following link to find out more: http://news.augustana.ualberta.ca/2014/12/new-matching-gift-opportunity-in-support-of-augustana-athletics/
Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life
The Ronning Centre focuses its work on a set of issues and themes that demand our attention whether or not we are religious. Gifts support the ongoing work of the Centre, making it possible for many to learn and contribute to the understanding of religious perspectives on public life and public understanding of religious perspectives.
Augustana Chaplaincy Annual and Endowment Funds
Augustana Chaplaincy is renewed, reinvigorated, and vital to the quality of the Augustana experience we all treasure. The Chaplaincy program serves the spiritual needs of Augustana students and hosts various community building activities.