Change the world through the power of the arts. 

Your vision of a healthier, more sustainable world is possible. In the face of humanity’s most critical and complex issues, UBC Arts students, researchers and alumni are asking the hard questions. They’re diving deep and sharing evidence-based ideas and equitable solutions for a better future. 

What happens here can change everything. Your support is the catalyst. Join UBC Linguistics Department in advancing healthy lives, a healthy planet and healthy societies. 

Featured initiatives 

The Edna Dharmaratne Award in Linguistics

Edna Dharmaratne served as the Administrator of the Department of Linguistics from 1997 to 2017. She was the face and cornerstone of the Department, and is admired for her strength of character and generosity. This award was established upon Edna’s retirement in 2017 in recognition of her legacy of compassion, competence, and integrity.

The Linguistics Priority Fund

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More ways to make an impact

There are many ways you can create an impact and catalyze a future of possibility. Your involvement and support make a real difference to the experience of our students, helping build the foundations from which they can change the world.  

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Connect with Arts Development & Alumni Engagement if you have any questions about supporting our projects and initiatives or if you need assistance finding a fund. 

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