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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 18 | November 15, 2001

United funds edge to goal

Response phenomenal, says campaign chair

Fifteen days and counting -- that's all the time left to make this year's United Way fundraising goal of $395,000. But with $336,000 already raised, organizers are confident that UBC will hit the target.

"So far the campaign has been a phenomenal success," says Michelle McCaughran, UBC campaign chair. "UBC's United Way campaign is one of the largest in the Lower Mainland and despite the cancellation of this year's kick-off breakfast due to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, people have come up with creative ways to raise funds."

Campus Security patrol members will be approaching motorists Nov. 22 offering cookies, coffee and gentle reminders to turn in pledge forms.

For those with wanderlust, the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences is hosting a series of travel presentations this month.

Assoc. Prof. Doug Patterson talks about his recent experiences in India on Nov. 16. Assoc. Dean David Shackleton describes his travels in Ladakh on Nov. 23, and graduate student Shawn Taylor recalls his adventures with grizzlies and mountain goats on Nov. 29.

All presentations take place at noon in Room 160 of the MacMillan Building. Admission is by donation.

Even after the campaign is officially wrapped up, the Alma Mater Society will be organizing a casino night Jan. 25 with proceeds going to United Way.

For more information, visit the UBC United Way Web site at www.unitedway.ubc.ca.


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