2020–2021 Funding Priority: Technology Upgrades
High quality teaching and learning must be supported by the latest education technology. Technology upgrades will enhance learning environments for students on campus and expand our ability to offer courses outside of the lower mainland.
Over the past three years, the cost of keeping our classrooms running has increased significantly due to aging technology, equipment and the need to provide more technical supports to faculty and students. We are currently undergoing a significant construction project to renew our aging campus by enhancing spaces for our students to ensure better classroom and student life experiences. As a result of these renovations a new long-term technology plan has been developed which will be integrated into electrical upgrades and renovations of classrooms.
The rebuilt classrooms will be modernized with fixed seating and desks with built-in plugs for electronics. Creston technology systems would be added to control all aspects of the classroom environment from screens and IT, to lighting and equipment to provide long-distance education opportunities.
Learning spaces are no longer limited to the four walls of a classroom
A multitude of tools are available for distance learners to experience class, collaborate, and share information in real-time, without regard for geographical distance. Cutting-edge, dynamic technologies facilitate videoconferencing with high-quality audio and video, lecture recording, streaming video, and remote presentation from any of the connected laptops or mobile devices.
Additional Fundraising Priorities
A key priority is to integrate higher education with personal and faith developments reflected in areas of academic formation, leadership development, and service to others. Our goal is to inspire our students to make a hopeful and constructive contribution that will make a difference in today’s world.
A key priority is to develop reflective, lifelong learners by providing rigorous academic programming and solid intellectual formation. Our goal is to imbue our students with critical thinking skills guided by faith and morals so they are prepared to meet the challenges of their academic and professional lives.Scholarships and Financial Aid
A key priority is to provide essential scholarships and bursaries to help us to attract some of the brightest young people as they graduate from BC’s high schools, and also ensure money doesn’t stand in the way of needy, deserving students from all walks of life.Public Engagement and Outreach
A key priority is to foster, encounter and dialogue with Catholics and non-Catholics alike on the UBC campus, in the Lower Mainland, and across the province, on the important issues and critical challenges of our time.
We invite you to learn more about giving opportunities or to discuss specific areas of support.
Gifts of all sizes matter. You can make a difference.
Jo-Anne Nykilchyk, CFRE, Director of Development & Alumni Relations
Email: [email protected]