Your generosity changes lives.

You’ve advanced our research, getting us one step closer to finding cures for global diseases like diabetes. You’ve helped students reach their potential, some of whom were fleeing dangerous situations in their home countries. You’ve strengthened our partnerships with Indigenous Peoples and those with under-represented voices.

These stories are just some of the ways your support has helped make our communities stronger, proving what we can achieve when we work together. Thank you for helping us prepare the next generation of change makers, community builders and world shapers.

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Standing with Ukraine

After the war in Ukraine began, students like Igor Klymenko and Kateryna Shunevych faced daily threats of bombings and other dangers. In response, the U of A created supports that enabled donors like you to help ensure their safety and academic success. Read more about how students and researchers in war-torn Ukraine found hope through the generosity of donors »

The Quinlan family standing in front of the Alberta Diabetes InstituteThe Quinlan family standing in front of the Alberta Diabetes Institute

Devoted Parents in Search of a Cure

Ella Quinlan was seven years old when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Since then her parents, Colin and Jennifer, have searched for a cure for their daughter. Donors like the Quinlans are bringing the U of A closer to finding a cure by supporting the groundbreaking research at the Alberta Diabetes Institute. Read more about how the Alberta Diabetes Institute is inspiring donors like the Quinlans to lend their support »

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The Heart of the Indigenous Student Community

Donor-funded support through First Peoples’ House has helped many students like Kelsey McCallum succeed. The social, cultural and financial supports mean more students will graduate, find better careers and become leaders in the community. Read more about how donor generosity helps First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners achieve personal and academic growth at the U of A »

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Transforming Science Fiction into Reality

Donors to the Spirit of George Ford Endowment fund see the engineering program as a stepping stone to a better society. Thanks to these donors, students find unique, hands-on opportunities, and a sense of wonder about what engineering and other programs make possible for the world. Read more about how donor-funded student clubs supercharge education and shape the future of engineering »

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Connecting People, Cultures and Nature

The Diwan, a majestic new community space, opened at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden in September 2022. Made possible by $5.5 million from generous donors and alumni, the pavilion is the newest addition to the Aga Khan Garden, an Islamic-inspired garden where cultural understanding, pluralism, openness and inclusion are fostered. Read more about how alumni and friends created a place connecting people, cultures and nature »

Together, you gave $137.2M. Here’s what you supported in 2022-23*.


You advanced research, innovation and discovery — helping attract talented students and faculty.


You enhanced teaching, experiential learning and student research opportunities.


You transformed our campuses through new and enhanced buildings, labs, libraries and learning spaces.

Student Supports

You helped students find their purpose by rewarding academic achievement with scholarships and awards, and reduced financial barriers with bursaries.

You are one of 11,567 donors who gave to the University of Alberta in 2022-23. Thank you for being part of our community of change makers.


donors gave each year for the past five years


donors are current or former faculty and staff


donors gave for the first time


donors committed future support through bequests and legacy gifts

“Because of you, we are making a difference, tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. Your generosity changes lives. It makes our communities stronger. It inspires us to make the world healthier, safer, stronger and more just. Together we are building a brighter future for all. Thank you.

Bill Flanagan
President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Alberta
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*This report highlights donor impact from the University of Alberta’s 2023 fiscal year (April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023).