Over the years, many alumni, friends and corporations have made generous contributions to departmental endowment funds. With unprecedented growth in teaching, research and student activities, we rely on the income that our endowments provide to meet current challenges and to position us for exciting opportunities that lie ahead.
Endowments for which we would be grateful to receive contributions are identified below. All donations are income-tax deductible. If you wish to donate, or would like additional information on our endowments, please contact the Director of Resources and Operations.
This fund was established to offer alumni and friends the opportunity to contribute to improvements to teaching, research and student facilities in any of our four main buildings on campus. Examples of research and teaching initiatives are:
Our ultimate goal is to construct a new building that would provide significant new interactive teaching, study, laboratory and social space for EOAS, the Faculty of Science and the campus as a whole. Donations to this fund could also be used to provide the necessary seed money to move this ambitious project along.
Donations to this fund are used to support students in their pursuit of a career in the different aspects of Geophysics. Proceeds from this fund are used to assist both graduate and undergraduate students and have been used for such purposes as non-academic travel and conference attendance.
Exhibits in the Pacific Museum of the Earth cover a wide range of topics within the Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric sciences. Contributions to this fund will enable us to add additional exhibits and supplement existing collections.
Income from this fund is most often used to subsidize student travel to present papers at conferences, non-course field trips and for other activities to enrich the life of the Department.
This fund is used for the support of solid earth sciences for student assistance in difficult financial situations.
Dr. Armstrong was a leading geochronologist with a special affection for the North American Cordillera. This fund was set up primarily to assist and support graduate student research and activities for students who are in financial need.
This fund dates from 1994 after May's untimely death. The purpose of this endowment is to provide assistance and support activities for undergraduate students in the Dawson and GEOROX clubs.
The objective of MDRU is to assist members by increasing the understanding of mineral deposits and methods that are used for their discovery. Income from this endowment supports the research activities of the Unit.
The chair was funded by a donation from Teck Corporation and by a matching grant from the Province of British Columbia. The objective is to stimulate research in mineral exploration and transfer the resulting technology to industry.
This chair was founded by gifts from Cominco Limited matched by the Province of British Columbia. The objective is to conduct necessary research in the study of land use practices and the extraction of non-renewable resources, including metals, crude oil, natural gas, coal, fertilizers and building aggregate.
This chair was made possible by contributions form various generous donors and the Province of British Columbia. The objective of this chair is to address an issue of major environmental concern in the health of the ocean and its relevance to marine ecosystems, and in particular to fisheries.