UBC Global Fund

The UBC Global Fund provides small grants (typically up to $2,000) to currently enrolled UBC V students to fund student-led initiatives, projects or events that focus on international engagement, intercultural understanding, sustainability and collaboration and have a connection with the Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge & Resource Centre (Global Lounge). The Global Fund supports the UBC Strategic Plan, Place and Promise, by fostering global citizenship through the pillars of International Engagement and Intercultural Understanding. The Fund seeks to enrich student learning and engagement outside the classroom by encouraging student led initiatives which will enhance our campus culture of global awareness, sensitivity and involvement. By providing more small-scale funding to students, the Global Fund will expand opportunities for positive interactions of international perspectives between students which have been shown to increase retention, leadership and internationalization.

Applications are due on the third Monday of every month (the first two being November 15, December 20 th , 2010). Applications may be accepted between deadlines in special situations; contact jolanta.lekich@ubc.ca if the situation is urgent.

For more information on guidelines and to apply for the Global Fund, please go to http://blog.students.ubc.ca/globallounge/university-of-british-columbia-global-fund. For specific questions, please contact Jola Lekich at Jolanta.lekich@ubc.ca