Campaign Update

Alumni Engagement 2012-2013

The past year has been all about revitalization. From a re‑examination of its identity to the roll-out of a new strategic plan, alumni UBC has positioned itself to surpass the university’s campaign goal of doubling alumni engagement with UBC by 2015.

In 2012-13, more than 45,000 alumni were involved with the university in some capacity – from simply updating an address in order to receive news and event invitations, to mentoring a student, to serving on a dean’s committee, to participating in one of our myriad programs tailored for alumni. This is an increase of 30 per cent over last year.

The new strategic plan developed last year is now in execution; a new brand is enlivening communications and growing awareness of the organization and its many offerings; and, as the new student union building nears completion, we eagerly anticipate breaking ground in preparation for a new alumni centre right next door.

All the elements are in place for a record-breaking 2013-14. For more information about staying involved with UBC, please go to

Groundbreaking: A Home for Alumni for Life

To better serve our 285,000 alumni across the globe, UBC and alumni UBC are building a brand new alumni centre at the heart of the Vancouver campus, with an expected completion date of April 2015!

The centre will be the first of its kind in Canada and a physical representation of the partnership between UBC and its alumni. Beyond symbolism, it will be a key resource for alumni as they do business, expand their careers, satisfy their intellectual, cultural and social appetites, and engage with other alumni and members of the campus community. It will also serve as a welcome centre for non‑alumni visitors – an introduction to UBC presented by its grads.

The project was initiated by committed alumni volunteers, and support from alumni across Canada and around the world is essential to its completion. Please visit to find out more. For information about contributing to the Alumni Centre please contact Leanne Poon at 604-822-9245 or


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