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.
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
Donations Make A Difference
Read the Case for Support | Watch the Together We Can video
A gift to the University of Alberta supports scholarships and bursaries for students. And faculty, staff and programs that foster creativity and discovery and make a difference in people’s lives.
Financial resources provide the means of attracting world-class talent - researchers, teachers, and top students. Those talented people attract others. Together they solve problems, make breakthroughs, change the world. Gifts to the University of Alberta propel the institution to a whole new level.
Make a general gift online now, or choose a specific area you wish to support from the list below:
- Faculty Giving Priorities +
- Other Giving Priorities+
- Student Initiatives+