Give Back to the Humanities
The Faculty of Humanities greatly appreciates the support of its donors. Through the Faculty of Humanities' Development Office we work in close partnership with individuals, corporations, foundations, service organizations, and government to secure funding for projects which support Faculty of Humanities and community priorities.
Graduate Scholarships and Bursaries
Students pursuing Master or Doctoral degrees are the researchers and teachers of tomorrow. Donations to scholarship and bursary funds directly benefit students as they pursue their academic goals. They also help us to recruit the best and brightest students which enriches the educational experience for everyone.
Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries
Recognizing excellence and ensuring that qualified students, regardless of the financial circumstances, is crucial to enable undergraduate students to achieve their academic and career goals.
Chairs and Professorships
Chairs and professorships link research and teaching by allowing the Faculty of Humanities to attract senior scholars who create new knowledge in specific areas of study while supporting future academics through teaching and mentorship. Currently, the Faculty of Humanities seeks to establish Chairs in Digital Humanities, Medieval Studies and Religious Studies.
The Malahat Review is Canada's leading literary journal. Malahat readers were the first to read an excerpt from Michael Ondaatje's "The English Patient," poems from Jan Zwicky's 2004 Governor General's Award-nominated "Robinson's Crossing" and Yan Martel's first published work. Donations to The Malahat Review directly support the production of the journal and helps provide contest prizes for emerging writers. We are currently working to create an endowed sustaining fund for the journal.
University 101: Critical thinking and a passion for learning are elements of citizenship that can and should be shared amongst everyone. University 101 is a free non-credit introductory university course for students who face barriers such as unstable housing, poverty and mental health issues in accessing post-secondary education. Donations to University 101 facilitate student engagement by providing meals at each lecture, bus tickets for travel to campus, and childcare when needed.
The Veterans Oral History Project is a university and community partnership that ensures the voices and memories of Canadian veterans are preserved for future generations. Students trained in oral history techniques undertake a systematic program of interviews with veterans that served in the armed forces, their spouses and families, as well as members of the wartime merchant marines. Donations support students and scholars in the collection of stories that will then be made publicly available through web based library services.
To make a gift now, consider a cash gift or a gift of securities, such as stocks or bonds. Each type of gift has specific tax advantages that you will want to discuss with your financial advisor.
- Endowment Fund: You may choose to create a lasting legacy by establishing or contributing to an endowment. An endowment ensures that your gift will provide support to the area of your choice in perpetuity. A minimum of $10,000 is needed to vest a new endowment fund.
- Annual Gifts: You can support any area of interest within the Faculty of Humanities by making monthly or annual gifts.
Tomorrow and Beyond
In addition to making a gift now, you may choose to make a significant gift that will be realized by the University of Victoria, Faculty of Humanities after your lifetime. "Planned gifts" have specific tax advantages that you will want to discuss with your financial advisor. These gifts include:
- A bequest in your will which would include cash or publicly traded securities
- Making the University of Victoria, Faculty of Humanities the direct beneficiary of an RRIF or RRSP
- A gift of life insurance, by naming the University of Victoria as the beneficiary of a new or existing policy, or by making the University the owner of a new or existing policy
- A Charitable Remainder Trust, by making a gift of assets to the University of Victoria, Faculty of Humanities, resulting in a charitable tax receipt, while continuing to receive the income or use of property during your lifetime.
For more information about making a contribution to the Faculty of Humanities, please contact Karen Whyte, Development Officer, at 250-721-6696 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations can be made online by visiting Development website.