Change a student's life on Giving Tuesday

Posted: November 12, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Your donations to the undergraduate and graduate Giving Tuesday bursaries will help students experiencing financial difficulty.
Your donations to the undergraduate and graduate Giving Tuesday bursaries will help students experiencing financial difficulty. Photo - U of R Photography.

For the second consecutive year, the University of Regina is a proud partner of Giving Tuesday, a global movement that was created in response to two major retail bargain days - Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The December 1 event coincides with the start of the holiday shopping season and is dedicated to raising awareness through social media about giving, particularly giving back to non-profit organizations through volunteerism and donations.

On December 1 the President’s Office will match personal donations to University of Regina Giving Tuesday bursaries up to $14,300, the approximate number of students enrolled in the Fall 2015 semester. There are two Giving Tuesday bursaries to which people can donate – an undergraduate bursary and a graduate student bursary.

“Your donation to Giving Tuesday can make a real difference in the life of a student,” says University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Vianne Timmons. “When you give, you become a partner in student success at our University, and you help provide our students with a powerful means of furthering their education – something that is so important to them and their families.”

“Even small donations can make a huge difference,” says Associate Vice-President, Development, Bruce Anderson. “Donations to bursaries, whether in the tens of dollars or thousands, help students overcome financial barriers so they can continue their studies.”

People are encouraged to visit the Donor Relations Giving Tuesday table in the Riddell Centre on December 1. Those who donate at the table will have an opportunity to join Giving Tuesday’s #unselfie campaign by having their selfless selfie taken and uploaded to the University of Regina’s Twitter page with the hashtag #URunselfie.  

Since it was first initiated by CanadaHelps and the GIV3 Foundation in 2013, more than 13,000 charities across Canada have participated in the Giving Tuesday movement.

To donate, visit the University's online giving site here.