United Way Campaign

Your donation matters

Your donation, no matter the size, will make a difference in the life of someone in our community. Use the United Way Impact Calculator to see examples of how your dollars are used:



"My family and I want to be a part of something that believes in the potential of everyone in our community. We looked at what we could do to make that happen and a monthly investment to the United Way was the answer."

- Emily Ball

Donor levels

Everyday Heroes - $365 (only $1 per day)

Campus Leaders - $600 - $1199

Leaders - $1200 - $2499

Silver Leaders - $2500 - $4999

Gold Leaders - $5000 - $9999

Platinum Leaders - $10,000 - $24,999

Detailed Event Listing

Sunday, September 25th 
57th annual Turkey Trot

Thank you to Campus and Community Recreation for designating a portion of the entry fee to United Way. Find more details on the Turkey Trot event here.

Wednesday, September 28th
Loopy Lunch - A food truck experience

Aptly named for its location on the bus loop.

Join us for our third food truck lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for an amazing array of food truck cuisine.

Trucks include:

  • Street Eats
  • Dedo's Food Truck
  • Sailin' On
  • Beavertails
  • Smokehouse BBQ
  • Truckin Good Eatz
  • Phat Tonys
  • Lemongrass Grill

See the full menu here.

October 28th
Plasma Car Derby

Get ready, get set, RACE! Get your team together to go head-to-head with the best plasma car teams on campus. Last year, Phys Ed was a team to be reckoned with. Dress up in your finest race (or Halloween) gear and get out there!

Even if you don't feel like racing, be sure to come down to watch and take part in the 50/50 draw.

What's a "plasma car" and how do I race one? [VIDEO]

November 16th 
Chillin' for Charity

Students, faculty, and staff alike take a plunge, in costume, into a pool of ice cold water. We then have hot tubs and hot chocolate ready for jumpers so they have a chance to warm up and socialize. This event draws a massive number of students from all over campus to watch as this unique, crazy event unfolds. Supporting United Way for many years raising more than $100,000, with this year's goal of $20,000.

Forest Society's Annual Christmas Tree Sale

The annual sale offers Douglas-fir, Balsam fir, White pine and Scots pine with 10% of proceeds donated to the University of Alberta United Way Campaign. 

Details to come.