What and who can be funded?

    Types of Funding
    Description Maximum Funding
    Conferences Funding to attend an academic or professional conference within Canada or the United States
    $500 Conference
    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 duplication of a current service or program) that is local to the Okanagan campus and/or the greater Okanagan community.

    $3,500 Initiative
    Student Competitions
    A team of students representing UBC Okanagan at an academic competition within Canada or the United States
    $3,500 Competition

    Follow Your Dreams

    with the Sharron Simpson Family Community Impact Award

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    Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines

    •  Applications must be submitted and approved for funding prior to the initiative, conference or competition start date
    • The applicant must be a continuing undergraduate or graduate student on the Okanagan campus
    • All applications must have a strong connection to the three pillars of the fund, outlined below
    • Degree, curriculum or academic requirements are not eligible for funding
    • Funds cannot be used to pay or subsidize income (wages, honorariums, stipends, etc) for students or mentors
    • Initiatives must not be a duplication of an existing service or event
    • Funding for initiatives may not be used to purchase alcohol
    • Travel must be within Canada or the United States
    • Applications are not eligible for funding top up after the initial approval
    • Students may receive funding to attend 1 conference per academic year
    • Graduating students may apply to attend conferences occurring prior to their convocation date
    • Groups organizing annual events will receive a decrease in funding in subsequent years following their initial funding award
    • A maximum of 2 students per group can be funded to attend the same conference
    • Funding for catering for events will be limited to $7 per person
    • Applications of student groups who obtain additional sources of funding will be viewed favorably by the Approval Committee


    Pillars of the Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund

    All applications to the Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund are evaluated based on how well they meet the three pillars of the Fund (outlined below) and the positive impact they bring to the campus community.

    Student Success

    Student Success is looking within and beyond the classroom for unique opportunities to learn, to lead, and to develop new strengths (Examples include attending conferences, management and leadership training, skill development workshops)  

    Program Connections

    Program Connections speak to how students within the same academic program develop a sense of belonging and connection to their faculty, their peers, and their field of study (Examples include organizing program-related conferences at UBC, promoting dialogue, participating in competitions)  

    Campus Affinity

    Campus Affinity relates to the positive connection between our students and the UBC Okanagan campus (Examples include hosting cultural events at UBC, programs that can uniquely occur in the Okanagan, events that foster a greater sense of community with UBC's Okanagan campus) 



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