Graduates leave gifts behind

UBC graduating students raised more than $30,000 from their peers and handpicked 16 legacy gifts for the benefit of future students in the eighth annual Class Act campaign.

This year saw 100 per cent participation in five Class Act campaigns, including the School of Family and Nutritional Sciences, Landscape Architecture program, the Commerce and Business Administration's MBA program, the Faculty of Medicine and the School of Rehabilitation Sciences.

Gifts include an endowment to bring speakers to the Faculty of Arts, computer equipment for students in the Faculty of Applied Science, and financial support for students participating in the Faculty of Medicine's rural summer placement program.

Since 1992, graduating students have organized a fund-raising campaign to purchase useful items for their faculties, schools and departments. The campaign is part of UBC's Annual Fund.

The money raised by the graduates is matched by their deans. The funds are matched again by the Vice-President, Academic, if there is 100 per cent participation among graduates in their faculties, schools or programs.