Fundraising Projects

Enhancing the student learning experience, research excellence and community engagement

The Faculty of Education’s Development and Alumni Engagement office works with donors and alumni to facilitate philanthropy in areas of meaning to them, while enhancing the student learning experience, research excellence, and community engagement in pursuit of UBC’s strategic plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century, and the Faculty of Education’s strategic plan, Learning Transformed.

If there is an area of education you would like to support now or in the future, we welcome a conversation to learn more about your wishes and interests.

Making a Difference in Indigenous Teacher Education

The Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP) began as an elementary teacher education program in September of 1974 in response to needs expressed by Indigenous people throughout British Columbia for a more effective and relevant teacher education program.

Bimema Family Award in Teacher Education

Dr. Bathseba Opini, in collaboration with Dean Blye Frank, created this fund to honor, appreciate and reciprocate her family’s tradition of educators who have deep commitment and passion for education in their community.


Did you know that 100% of donations go directly to the CampOUT! program and help to make positive impacts on youth and their communities? Donations are used to run the camp and to provide travel bursaries so that participants from all over the province can attend, regardless of their financial means. With your help, we can ensure that everyone who wants to attend CampOUT! can do so, regardless of financial constraints.

Learn-and-Earn: A new pathway to NITEP for Indigenous youth

The Learn-and-Earn initiative brings together the Surrey School District, the Vancouver School District, and UBC’s Faculty of Education. Your support for the program will help Indigenous high school students start training to become educators as early as Grades 11 and Grade 12.

Dean Blye Frank Graduate Scholarship in Education

In honour of Dean Blye Frank’s lifelong research focusing on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Education, Dr. Robert Quartermain has established this graduate scholarship at UBC. Your gift will support outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Education whose research focuses on creating education policy and education curriculum, and educating educators in Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) inclusive education.

School of Kinesiology Physical Education Bursary

Gifts to UBC touch the lives of individual students and researchers, enabling them to make the discoveries that are changing the world.


Shamali Arsakulasuriya
Development Coordinator