Supporting UTP

Unique in Canada since its initiation in 1993, the University Transition Program (UTP) optimizes the wellness and dedication to talent development of BC high ability adolescents, typically ages 13 and 14.  While facilitating their successful achievement of early entrance to UBC, the 2 year Program, located on the UBC campus, promotes character development and exploration of career pathways that capture the imagination and passion of students with a focus on giving back to society and using talents to build positive futures for all people.  Initiated by the Tri-Institutional Partnership of The University of British Columbia, the Vancouver School Board and the BC Ministry of Education with funding support as a BC Provincial Resource Program, the program features a pre-university identity and an intensive communiversity experience with conceptually advanced curriculum that accesses the learning culture of UBC and its citizens including the cohorts of UTP grads enrolled in diverse Faculties at UBC.  The Program serves students from BC School Districts, 50% of whom commute as much as 3 hours per day to attend classes 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday, September through June.

Your donation supports student needs, outreach services, and diversity of community learning experiences.  Bursaries and scholarships encourage excellence and the outstanding success that promotes the contributions of future generations of community leaders and global citizens.

Please indicate the area that you would like to target with your donation:

  • Bursaries for students with financial needs
  • Scholarships to encourage excellence, community service, & global citizenship
  • UTP Outreach Services for students
  • General Program Evolution
  • Professional Outreach for teachers and educators
  • Graduate mentoring and networking

To make a donation, please click on the Donate Now button below and you will be redirected to the UTP donation page at . Tax receipts for donations are issued under charitable business # 10816 1779 RP0001.


If you prefer to donate by cheque, please make your donation payable to the University Transition Program and mail it to 240D 1924 West Mall, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Please include your name and address on the cheque so we can issue you a donation tax receipt.

Thank you VERY much for your support!

P.S.: If you are receiving fundraising requests and do not wish to, please use the Contact Us form to let us know and we will take you off of the fundraising list.