Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund

Tuum Est—it is yours.

The Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund has been established by the Associate Vice President, Students portfolio at UBC’s Okanagan campus to provide financial support for student initiatives, conferences, and competitions. The purpose of this fund is to bring your initiatives to life.

Types of funding

There are many sources of funding available to students at UBCO. Before applying to the Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund, be sure to review all types of funding to determine which one(s) you are eligible for.

Other sources of funding

Conferences

Funding to attend an academic or professional conference within Canada or the United States. The maximum funding for a conference is $500.

Student-led initiatives

Funding to bring new events, programs, services, or other unique student ideas to life. Initiatives should be a unique offering (not a duplicate of a current service or program) that is local to the Okanagan campus and/or the greater Okanagan community. The maximum funding for an initiative is $3,500.

Student competitions

Funding for a team of students representing UBC Okanagan at an academic competition within Canada or the United States. The maximum funding for a competition is $3,500.

Application deadlines

  • Applications are due Monday, Sept. 26, 8:30 am PT.
    Decisions
    will be distributed by Friday, Oct. 7
  • Applications are due Monday, Oct. 17, 8:30 am PT.
    Decisions
    will be distributed by Friday, Oct. 28 
  • Applications are due Monday, Nov. 14, 8:30 am PT.
    Decisions
    will be distributed by Friday, Nov. 25 
  • Applications are due Monday, Jan. 16, 8:30 am PT.
    Decisions
    will be distributed by Friday, Jan. 27 
  • Applications are due Monday, Feb. 13, 8:30 am PT.
    Decisions
    will be distributed by Friday, Feb. 24 
  • Applications are due Monday, Mar. 20, 8:30 am PT.
    Decisions
    will be distributed by Friday, Mar. 31 
  • Applications are due Monday, Apr. 17, 8:30 am PT.
    Decisions
    will be distributed by Friday, Apr. 28 
  • Applications are due Monday, May 15, 8:30 am PT.
    Decisions
    will be distributed by Friday, May 26 
  • Applications are due Monday, June 19, 8:30 am PT.
    Decisions
    will be distributed by Friday, June 30 
  • Applications are due Monday, July 31, 8:30 am PT.
    Decisions
    will be distributed by Friday, Aug. 11 

To begin your application, please contact the Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund Program Assistant at tesif.ok@ubc.ca

Contact us

For any questions about the Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund, contact us.

Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund Program Assistant
Email: tesif.ok@ubc.ca

Office hours (Student Connect – UNC 206)

  • Tuesdays from 12 to 2 pm
  • Wednesdays from 12 to 2 pm

Volunteer with us

Are you a staff member, faculty member, undergraduate or graduate student interested in getting involved with the Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund? Join us as either an Approval Committee Member or an Initiative Mentor. Contact us to volunteer.

Initiative Mentor

Initiative Mentors are UBC staff, faculty, or graduate students who would like to support the undergraduate applicants in the development of their initiative. Initiative Mentors will be responsible for helping their applicants develop initiative ideas, build reasonable and sound budgets, and provide insights into initiative implementation. Initiative Mentors will provide guidance, leadership, and support to their applicants to help them reach success.

Approval Committee Member

The Approval Committee is composed of faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students. The Approval Committee is responsible for reviewing all complete applications and making the decision on which initiatives will be funded, the amount and type of funding disbursement, and reporting requirements. The Approval Committee will meet no more than twice monthly to review submitted applications.