UBC receives donations in support of Aboriginal learners

June 3, 2015

UBC is the recipient of two $1 M donations for its Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health. The gifts will support UBC’s efforts to recruit and retain Aboriginal learners in health professions such as medicine, dentistry, and nursing. One gift, from UBC Chancellor Lindsay Gordon and his wife Elizabeth, will largely be used to fund scholarships and bursaries for Aboriginal students; the second gift, from investment manager Rudy North and his family, will support summer science and mentoring programs for Aboriginal high school students as well as the creation of a new Aboriginal health certificate program. The donations are part of UBC's start an evolution fundraising campaign. UBC News