WestJet Airlines Ltd.


By Pamela Yan

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 destinations across North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe, including a large presence in British Columbia. WestJet has a proud record of giving back to the communities it serves. Extending a culture of caring beyond the aircraft, WestJet has four signature community giving programs: WestJet Cares for Kids, WestJetters Caring for Our Community, Airport Giving and WestJet Builds. These programs support many organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, The David Foster Foundation, Free The Children, Hope Air, Make-A-Wish Canada, Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada and Missing Children Society of Canada.

Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and Chief Executive Officer, is a UBC alumnus and at the time of this donation, served on the alumni UBC board of directors and as co-chair of UBC’s Centennial in 2015/16.


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