Fundraising Priorities – Why Support St. Mark's College?


The Catholic Colleges at UBC in Vancouver need your strong support – now more than ever.

Our students benefit from a unique program that reflects a commitment to Catholic values – human dignity, social justice, service, and corporate social responsibility.

At St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College, academics and spirituality are intrinsically connected to deliver unique academic offerings such as Social Justice and Peace Studies, World Religions, on-campus opportunities for spiritual development, and a close-knit community with a vibrant Catholic identity. We offer a wide array of courses – all imbued with Catholic values.

We employ innovative approaches to help students, coupled with a commitment to the inherent value of every person – resulting in a supportive environment that promotes success.

But we cannot do it without your help.

Unlike Colleges like Langara, and universities like UBC and SFU, Catholic Colleges are not eligible for provincial government funding in British Columbia. Elementary and secondary schools do receive partial funding, but Catholic higher education does not.

We count on the generosity of our sponsors and donors to make Catholic higher education in Vancouver not only a reality, but also accessible to as many students as possible.

We are committed to affordable and accessible post-secondary education and offer scholarships, bursaries, and grants to help ensure no deserving student will be turned away from pursuing their academic aspirations.

Fundraising Priorities:

Catholic/Christian Experience

A key priority is to integrate higher education with personal and faith development reflected in areas of academic formation, leadership development, and service to others. Our goal is to inspire our students to make a hopeful and constructive contribution that will make a difference in today’s world.

Academic Programs

A key priority is to develop reflective, lifelong learners by providing rigorous academic programing and solid intellectual formation. Our goal is to imbue our students with critical thinking skills guided by faith and morals so they are prepared to meet the challenges of their academic and professional lives.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

A key priority is to provide essential scholarships and bursaries to help us to attract some of the brightest young people as they graduate from BC’s high schools, and also ensure money does not stand in the way of needy, deserving students from all walks of life.

Public Engagement and Outreach

A key priority is to foster encounter and dialogue with Catholics and non-Catholics alike on the UBC campus, in the Lower Mainland, and across the province, on the important issues and critical challenges of our time.

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