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In Memory, Tribute & Bookplating Gifts

Through our Foundation, there are many ways to make gifts to the University that will enable you to honour a loved one, favourite teacher, colleague or friend. These include the following types of gifts:

In Memoriam

Gifts made in memoriam honour a loved one while supporting an institution that was dear to them. Upon receipt of an In Memoriam gift, The University of Winnipeg Foundation will forward an acknowledgement to the family of the individual whose memory you honour.

Tribute Gifts

Mark an anniversary, birthday, reunion, or other special occasion with a tribute gift to the alma mater of the honoree. Life at University holds a special place in the memory of alumni. What better way to commemorate the occasion than with a gift to one's alma mater?


A customized bookplate is a great way to remember a loved one. When you send your gift in support of the Library, together with information about the person that you wish to recognize, our thoughtful librarians will select a suitable book to be plated. The honoree or family will be notified in writing of your kind remembrance. Donations for book plating is $50.00. If you would like to make a bookplate, please email foundation@uwinnipeg.ca or call 204.786.9995. Alternatively, you can make a gift here, type in “Library” and fill in the details in the supplied comments sections.

Honouring our Faculty

We are pleased to provide you with a list of scholarships, prizes and awards that honour members of Faculty of The University of Winnipeg and The Collegiate. Also included are funds established by Faculty in honour of others. To contribute to these funds, simply indicate your preference on your cheque and donation form, and we will match your donation to the fund of your choice. Please let us know if you require further information.

Throughout the history of Wesley College, United College, The Collegiate, and The University of Winnipeg, thoughtful colleagues, staff, alumni and friends have frequently marked the achievements of faculty by establishing or contributing towards a named scholarship, prize, or bursary fund.

Here are just a few of the scholarships created in honour of our Faculty:

Mark Golden Scholarship in Classics

Dr. John Randall Hofley Entrance Scholarship 

Robert Thomas Byrnes Prize in Rhetoric and Composition 

If you wish to make a gift to a fund named in tribute to a particular individual, simply consult the following list. Then, indicate the name of the fund when you make your donation. If you require further information, please contact one of our Individual Giving staff for assistance.

Graduation Gifts

Each generation of students benefits from the generosity of those who came before them. Upon graduation, many students and their parents uphold this tradition by giving back to their alma mater. Even a small gift is of immeasurable value to the University. Not only do graduation gifts contribute to the mission of the University, they reflect on the thoughtfulness and selflessness of individuals who choose to study at The University of Winnipeg.