This has been an especially exciting year for the Allard School of Law and the University.
UBC announced the results of its start an evolution campaign this past fall. The seven-year campaign was the first in Canada to set the twin goals of raising $1.5 billion and doubling the number of alumni engaged actively in the life of the University by 2015. UBC exceeded both of its targets by engaging 130,000 alumni and raising $1.624 billion to enhance student learning, expand research capabilities and extend community engagement.
The landscape of the law school was transformed by the campaign thanks to the tremendous generosity and commitment of alumni, the legal community, foundations, and other supporters of the law school. In 2011, the law school embarked on an ambitious goal to raise $75 million and to engage 3,000 alumni on an annual basis. I am delighted to report that the law school raised $83 million in total, and engaged 3,630 alumni in the final year of the campaign. The funding supported a number of initiatives including the construction of Allard Hall, the establishment of 65 scholarships, bursaries and awards, and a transformational gift from Mr. Peter A. Allard, Q.C. that resulted in the naming of the law school. Our alumni participated in the life of the law school by making contributions in a number of ways such as moot volunteers, reunion committee members, adjunct professors, and financial supporters. These results reflect the deep commitment of our supporters to enhancing legal education and research at the Allard School of Law.
The start an evolution campaign illustrates what happens when involvement and investment are combined with the energy of our students and the dedication of our faculty members. The Allard School of Law is on an exciting trajectory in terms of global reach and impact. With the completion of the campaign, we are working to secure investments in faculty positions, student financial aid, and student experiential learning programs.
Your generosity allows the Allard School of Law to advance legal research, to attract intellectually outstanding students without regard to their financial circumstances, and to ensure that the law school contributes to the profession and to communities across Canada and around the world.
We are grateful for your continued support and commitment.
Assistant Dean, External Relations
Allard School of Law