Indira V. Samarasekera Global Student Leadership Fund

Every year, more than 1,000 University of Alberta students study, work and volunteer in 40 countries around the world through one of 250 UAlberta international learning opportunities. A champion of global education, President Samarasekera has established the Indira V. Samarasekera Global Student Leadership Fund to support students in their pursuit of education, research and community service experiences beyond Canadian borders.

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Through crowdfunding, you can now directly support our activities, projects, and initiatives!

Your donation can help advance discovery and innovation, and enhance our students’ experiences. All of the featured projects are led by students. Your support will have a direct impact on their lives - and in the lives of everyone involved in their project.

Read the stories of these incredible projects and donate to follow their progress as they strive to reach their funding goals, then their research goals.

When you find a project that inspires you, remember to share this fundraising page with your friends. Spread the word, and the support. You can make the difference.

Have a great story and a team of supporters? Apply to have your initiative crowdfunded

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