Considering a gift to UBC Applied Science? We’re here to help. Listed below are a variety options on how you can support a project or program that is important to you. If you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Give online

If you’re eager to make an impact, donating online is the simplest way to give to the causes you care about. You can make a one-time gift, set up a recurring monthly gift, or pay an existing pledge online through UBC’s secure Online Gift Centre and receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your gift.

Gifts of cash

By mail

Applied Science accepts gifts of cash of any value or currency. If you would like to send a gift by cheque, credit card, or automatic bank debit, please download our printable donation form and send the completed form to:

UBC Annual Giving
500—5950 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3
Fax: 604.822.8151

By phone

If you prefer to call in your gift and speak directly to one of our representatives, please call 604.822.8900 or our toll-free line in North America at 1.877.717.GIVE.

Gifts of securities

A gift of securities is one of the most cost-effective ways to support UBC. When publicly listed securities including shares, bonds, warrants, stocks, mutual funds and segregated fund are donated to UBC, the tax on the capital gains is eliminated. This means you will receive substantially greater tax saving when you donate publicly traded securities directly to UBC.

For more information or if you’re interested in making a gift of securities, please contact Karen Cheng, Manager, Development & Strategic initiatives at 604.822.9976 or at


A gift-in-kind is a non-cash donation and includes items such as equipment, materials, computer programs and real estate. Applied Science welcomes any gifts-in-kind for which it has a use from individuals and companies. Tax receipts for the fair market price are issued once the gift has been appraised and received.

For more information or if you’re interested in donating a gift in kind, please contact Ana Merino, Development Coordinator at 604.822.6197 or at

Matching gifts

Many companies encourage their employees to contribute to charities by offering a “matching gift” program. This means the company will donate funds equal to your contribution to the same fund, effectively doubling the gift. Check with your employer to see if they offer a charitable gift matching program, or view the current list of participating companies.

International gifts

The University of British Columbia has established three international charitable foundations for donors living in the United States, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. These foundations help non-residents of Canada support UBC while maximizing their tax benefits. Gifts made to our foundations will flow directly to UBC to be used as you direct. No administration fees of any kind are deducted from your charitable gift.

Commemorative giving: In honour or in memoriam

Making a donation is a wonderful way of paying tribute to a family member or friend, teacher or colleague. Your gift honours their influence and legacy in your life while supporting current and future students and researchers at UBC.

There are two ways to make an in honour or memorial gift.

1) If you are donating by mail, simply include a note with your cheque indicating the name of the person you would like to pay tribute to. If you would like someone to be notified of your donation, please include their name and contact information. You can also make a donation by phone at 604.827.4111.

2) Make a donation to a named fund. Special tribute funds are often established to honour or remember someone special. By making a donation to the named fund, you are paying tribute to that person, as well as supporting a UBC project that is meaningful to her/him. Search for an in honour fund or search UBC’s memorial site.

Special Tribute Funds

Special tribute funds at UBC can be established in honour of a person, special event or anniversary, or in memory of someone special who has passed. You may set up a tribute fund to support a faculty or a specific program of your choice, create a named award to be presented annually, or establish an endowed student award that can be awarded to students in perpetuity.

If you are remembering someone who has passed, you also have the option of a custom memorial page on UBC’s memorial site: This is an online tribute to the deceased that celebrates their life and connections to UBC, invites people to make a donation in their name, and provides an opportunity for friends and family to add their own memories and photographs.

Planned gifts

With a little planning, your gift to UBC Applied Science can advance your financial, philanthropic and estate-planning goals. Planned gifts give back, allowing you to take advantage of sizable income, capital gains and estate deductions on your taxes. Planned gifts can also be much larger than other gifts, so you can leave a legacy that fits your philanthropic goals.

They have unique tax implications and we would be pleased to work with you to ensure your best interests are considered when creating a gift.

Planned gifts come in many forms, each with its unique benefits and advantages. The most common planned giving options are:

If you are considering a planned gift to support UBC Applied Science, please contact Karen Cheng, Manager, Development & Strategic initiatives at 604.822.9976 or at to discuss your options and get the help you need to plan a lasting legacy at UBC.


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