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Many students and their families face financial struggles as they strive to reach their post-secondary academic goals. Each student has different needs at different times of the year. Our goal is to have students not only survive post-secondary education but thrive and enjoy their experience with fewer barriers and financial worries.
To help support students the Langara College Foundation consistently looks to provide support for students in a variety of ways. Examples of these projects include Support our Students (SOS) and the Holiday Hampers. Below are a few of the current projects seeking funding. Please check back often, as more projects will be added.
The Community Cupboard is an on-campus food bank program put together in partnership with the Langara College Foundation, Financial Aid, and the Office for Student Engagement; with the support of the Langara Students’ Union and other funders. It was created to help Langara students with food insecurity. The Community Cupboard gives students the opportunity to anonymously pick up one week’s worth of groceries, which provides approximately 21 meals.
The Community Cupboard is 100% funded through donations, and if you have a bit to share to support the cupboard, please consider making a donation.
Every March is Support our Students month at Langara, which celebrates Langara’s spirit of giving, the generosity of our faculty and staff, and the many things that we do as a community to foster student success. In the last few years, events have included Langara Cooks, the Piggy Bank Pageant, Golden Apples and more.
SOS 2021 will be launching soon.
It is with tremendous sadness that the Langara Falcons share the passing of Carling Muir. Carling enrolled at Langara College in 2006 to study social work and to join our women’s basketball team and has been a beloved member of the Falcons family since.
To honour and recognize Carling’s life and accomplishments, the Falcons are working with Carling’s former teammates and family to create a scholarship in her name. Carling’s joy for life and positive outlook touched so many throughout her journey. Please join us in remembering Carling, donate now to help us establish a named scholarship. This scholarship will help support student athletes who share in Carling’s passion for basketball.
For more information or to make a donation, please visit In Memoriam: Carling Muir.
Traditionally, the hamper program is offered during the holiday season. However, in response to the challenges and needs because of COVID-19, this year, the program is being expanded to offer a hamper to students as they go back-to-school hamper in August.
For more information or to make a donation, please visit: Hamper Program.
Women who aspire to study, work, and seek advancement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields face unique challenges. While the number of women working in STEM careers continues to grow, there still remains inequity in the number of women pursuing educational opportunities and achieving high-level careers with equal pay.
At Langara, we are proud of all the women who have chosen to start their STEM careers with us. 49 Women in Science wants to help break down the barriers many of our students will face as they follow their science dreams. 49 Women in Science will provide philanthropic support, resources, and access to 49 Women in Science mentors to prepare students for a successful STEM career.
The 49 Women in Science Circle brings together successful women who want to support, create opportunities for, and have an impact on young women who study and seek to establish careers in the STEM field. Funds raised by the 49 Women in Science Circle will support and nurture women as they study at Langara and move on to further education and careers.
Consider making a donation to this project here.
Studio 58 has built a national reputation for providing experiential learning opportunities for our students, but they come at a cost. In recent years, they have juggled funds in trying to recruit seasoned professionals and mentors and purchasing more up-to-date equipment.
The Annual Giving campaign hopes to raise money throughout the year, allowing Studio 58 to continue providing students with the best educational environment possible to learn theatre arts. Learn more.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn our attention to an important issue: not all students have personal access to computers and other online tools. For low-income students, money is limited and is directed to their basic needs. Students do not have the financial means to purchase a laptop or computer
Langara College is starting a Laptop lending service to help students continue their education online and with adequate tools to succeed. The program is looking to start with 50 laptops with a goal to reach 100 devices. The service is set to begin fall 2020.
Help us remove the barriers to education. Donate now.
In Memoriam - Vivien Brooke Harte
As a passionate actor in her own right, friends and family of Vivien Brooke-Harte are coming together to establish a scholarship in her memory that celebrates the passion and contributions she made to the theatre communities and Studio 58. Studio 58 is a professional theatre training program at Langara College, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, offering nationally recognized training for both actors and production personnel.
Please join us in celebrating Vivien’s long life and significant passion for theatre by donating to help build this new award. The proposed new scholarship will support a female student with a strong commitment to Indigenous and or social justice issues. Learn more and contribute here.
Duncan McCallum Emeritum
On June 17th, Duncan McCallum, the College’s first and longest serving Director of Athletics (1970 -1994) was named one of Langara’s Emeriti for 2020, an honorary title conferred to retired faculty or professional staff to recognize their distinguished service to the College.
Please join us in celebrating Duncan’s recognition as an Emeritus by donating to help build the award established in his name, the Duncan McCallum Athletic Scholarship. This award is designated to recognize student-athletes for their athletic achievements and scholastic standing.
Celebrating a coaching legacy - Marc Rizzardo
2020 was a special year for our Langara Falcons Athletics program. Longtime coach and mentor, Marc Rizzardo celebrated 30 years at Langara. To commemorate his legacy, several former players and colleagues came together to honour his anniversary with an appeal to raise funds to build an award established in his name, the Marc Rizzardo Athletic Scholarship. This award is designated to recognize student-athletes for their athletic achievements. Thanks to the many donors who contributed to the award. We were able to raise $$$. Marc’s dedication to his craft leaves a lasting impression on the many student-athletes he has coached. Learn more about Marc’s accomplishments and watch a video of colleagues, and athletes as they honour him.