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The Highbury Foundation

Leadership support from The Highbury Foundation helped create the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. With this gift, the foundation honours Harry King and Judy Allard for their dedicated service to and support of UBC and the Vancouver community. Harry King was born in Edmonton, Alberta. He graduated from the University… Read More

WestJet Airlines Ltd.

The University of British Columbia is honoured to recognize the generous leadership contribution of WestJet toward building the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. Founded in 1996, WestJet is powered by an award-winning culture of care and pioneered low-fare flying in Canada. Canada’s most preferred airline, WestJet offers scheduled service to… Read More

Polygon Homes Ltd.

The University of British Columbia is honoured to recognize Polygon Homes Ltd, one of British Columbia’s leading home builders, for their leadership gift that made the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre possible. British Columbia-owned and operated since 1980, the Polygon family of companies has built thousands of homes throughout the… Read More

Bill and Risa Levine

Bill and Risa Levine are among UBC’s most distinguished alumni. The university is privileged to honour them for their leadership gift to the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre and for Bill’s active role in leading the campaign to secure the funds that made the centre possible. A Vancouver native, Bill… Read More

Hari and Madhu Varshney

Hari and Madhu Varshney are devoted community leaders whose lives are characterized by generous spirits and dedication to philanthropy. The University is honoured to recognize their leadership and support, which made the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre possible. A well-known philanthropist and venture capitalist, Hari was born in Kazimabad, a… Read More

Graham S. Lee

UBC alumnus and entrepreneur Graham Lee, BCom’87, chose to support the Innovation Centre because of his belief in entrepreneurship and innovation as the economic backbone of a community. New ways of looking at traditional businesses and successfully developing new disruptive industries will lay the foundation for our province, benefitting all… Read More

Koerner Foundation

For more than seven decades, UBC has benefited from the tremendous friendship and support of the Walter C. Koerner family. After immigrating to Canada from Czechoslovakia, Walter Koerner co-founded the Alaska Pine Company in 1939 with brothers Otto and Leon. The company became a major player in Canada’s forestry industry. Read More

Emelda Wong and Sheldon Trainor

The Wong-Trainor Welcome Centre is named after prominent UBC alumnus Sheldon Trainor-DeGirolamo and his wife Emelda Wong, whose support is fueled by the strong belief in giving back. Sheldon and Emelda contributed to the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre because UBC alumni have been the key builders of British Columbia. Read More

The Jack and Darlene Poole Foundation

Well known throughout Vancouver and beyond as a prominent business leader and builder, an exceptional citizen, an avid sportsman, a passionate philanthropist, and the driving force behind the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, John W. (Jack) Poole, OC, OBC, BSc, forever changed the landscape of the Lower Mainland. Read More