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September 24, 2014

Featured Organization: University of British Columbia

Featured Organization: University of British Columbia


The University of British Columbia (UBC) consistently ranks among the top 20 public universities in the world, and its alumni have gone on to be Canadian Prime Ministers, Olympians, Rhodes Scholars, and Nobel Prize winners. The university has an international reputation for an exceptional learning environment and groundbreaking research, and UBC researchers are revolutionizing brain health, sustainability, medicine, law, business, and much more in its nearly 100 institutes and centres.


Located on two stunning campuses in Vancouver and the Okanagan, UBC also has strong ties with Asia, making it one of North America’s pre-eminent institutions of Asian studies and research. Its innovative distributed medical program, which trains future doctors at four sites across British Columbia for a unique province-wide approach to health care, is a model for medical schools around the world.


As part of a long-term professional development and retention strategy, Advancement Resources has engaged with UBC to implement a training and development program for front-line fundraisers, managers, and academic partners. Tailored to the specific culture of UBC, this program includes video testimonies from some of the university’s close donors and alumni. Advancement Resources is honored to partner with UBC, where bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.


“As part of a research intensive university, I have a deep respect for the high calibre of training provided by Advancement Resources—training that is rooted in an evidence-based methodology. We have been delighted to partner with Advancement Resources to bring their top-quality programs to our staff and academic leadership, many of whom have shared that it is some of the best professional development in which they have participated.”

— Barbara Miles
Vice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement, UBC


University of British Columbia Philanthropic Education Plan:

  • The Art and Science of Donor Development (2 sessions)
  • Professional Fundraising Workshop for Deans and Directors


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