UNBC surpasses $15-million fundraising goal

The University of Northern British Columbia raised $21.4 million in its first comprehensive fundraising campaign.

The total easily surpassed the $15-million goal set out out in the  Northern Leadership Campaign.

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Launched in late 2014, it focussed on three priorities: strengthening research and teaching excellence, inspiring next-generation leaders and creating local solutions with global impact.

A total of 3,306 donors contributed, resulting in the creation of 158 new student awards.

The funds also supported strategic investment in a number of institutional priorities and projects that will foster further innovation and high quality academic programming and research.

"We are incredibly grateful and truly honoured by the generosity and outpouring of support shown by our donors, founders, community partners, alumni, faculty and staff," said UNBC president Daniel Weeks.

"Their commitment to UNBC has made a huge impact that will transform lives and communities in the North and around the world for years to come."

UNBC hosted a donor appreciation event on Thursday night.

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