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I see it every day. Because of you, more students have extraordinary learning experiences and our researchers have greater capacity to tackle complex problems. Your support changes lives and advances discovery — now and in the future. Thank you!
Research brings answers
for next generation
Diagnosed with diabetes at age seven, Colin Blanch may soon be able to avoid continually monitoring his blood glucose levels, thanks to research funded by his parents, Val and Morley.
Donor support lifts up students in need
Eric was weighed down with debt until he received the Dr. Wendy Jerome Bursary. Now he can focus on his goal of empowering others, like his sister Kari, who has cerebral palsy.
Legacy brings light to students in distress
Kayla wanted to help students struggling with mental health, so she and her classmates made a video to share her story. The video series was funded by Brian and Cecile Silzer, whose daughter Catherine died by suicide three years ago.
Student team creates
a buzz thanks to donors
Ethan’s student research team engineered a drug to stop a deadly infection in honeybees. Donors helped the students travel to an international competition, where they won first prize for their innovation.
Donors to endowed funds provide the university with a steady, predictable and perpetual source of income.
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