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Donor of the Month: Tyler Roopchand

Fri. Jul. 2, 2021

Tyler Roopchand

Recent Graduate Supports UWinnipeg 

Tyler Roopchand is part of a unique group of donors within UWinnipeg’s community of alumni. As a 2020 graduate, Tyler finished his 4-year Bachelor of Business and Administration degree during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic—a challenge that future graduates will be happy to leave out of their overall university experience. While finishing one’s degree under such extraordinary circumstances would no doubt be enough of a distinction for most, Tyler notes that he still thinks of the students who will graduate after him. Inspired by the “new friendships and vast real-world experiences” he was introduced to over the course of his academic career, Tyler says that he wants to help enable other young students pursue their dreams and share in the same positive experiences that defined his time as an undergrad.

In March of this year, the Foundation reached out to donors with a limited-time opportunity to double the impact their gift would make should they choose to donate before the mid-spring deadline. Tyler is one of over 700 donors who helped the Foundation secure the extra funding for immediate-use scholarships and bursaries that was being offered by the provincial government as part of their post-secondary support package at the time. “I chose the March Matchness campaign because I wanted to help ensure students at the University were able to receive the scholarships and bursaries they needed to be able to start or continue their education goals.”

Tyler says that as part of his role as an alumni, he feels a sense of responsibility in helping recognize and support the hard working students who are set to graduate in later years. “Everyone deserves to benefit from attending a great University,” said Tyler, “I believe we are very lucky to have the education that we have available to us in Winnipeg and I wanted to help improve on the future experiences of students.”

Tyler is currently building on his interest in accounting and hopes to obtain his CPA designation in the near future.