Annual Fund 2020-21
Accessibility for All in 2020-21
Brandon University is focused on finding new ways to deliver a valuable experience to our students. Our 2020-21 Annual Fund Appeal is committed to supporting our institutional initiatives of Accessibility, Teaching & Technology, and the Student Emergency Fund. Learn how donations are making a difference at BU and why your help is needed now, more than ever.
Teaching & Technology
In our new hybrid-learning environment, students are now experiencing a combination of online and in person learning, which requires new ways to connect with one another. Contributing to the Teaching & Technology Fund will support projects such as faster Wi-Fi for our student residences, the creation of flexible teaching spaces, and the digital preservation of historical publications such as The Quill and Indigenous community newspapers. Your gift will improve the online student experience and provide valuable digital tools to further enhance learning.
Creating a culture of inclusion is our responsibility. We must all be committed to actively breaking down barriers, whether they are physical, systemic, attitudinal, technological or informational. Our Accessibility Fund will support initiatives such as specialized software, transitional support for students with disabilities, peer mentorship programs, structural upgrades on campus and so much more. Your support will create opportunities for our students to achieve their goals.
Student Emergency Fund
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on all of us, and students are especially vulnerable. Early on, we provided strong support to those who were directly impacted through our Student Emergency Fund. Access to this financial support remains critical as students manage daily life amidst the crisis. Replenishing this once-robust fund will directly support deserving students who are experiencing financial hardship as they continue to cope with the challenges of a weakened economy and job market.
I received my Bachelor of Arts and am now a Bachelor of Education student. I lost my job in mid-March, and the BU Student Emergency Fund was a huge help. I was able to get groceries and pay the internet bill so I could finish off the term with a little less stress. I am so grateful to all the amazing alumni and donors for their support. I feel so lucky to be a part of this community.
– Melissa Ziehlke, BA ’20