Contribute to support students

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.

Active Projects

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.

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In partnership with Women Leaders of Tomorrow, May 26, 2022 will mark the start of Langara's one-year campaign to raise $250,000 to help oppressed individuals reach their dreams and potential through education. The newly created Humanitarian Impact Fund will support students (refugees, asylum seekers, displaced persons, and newcomers) from around the world. It will provide access to a range of opportunities from awards, scholarships, and bursaries to support students with their education costs of tuition and books, living expenses, and other needs of the application.

Join us for a night of inspiring voices of resilience with our special keynote speaker, Shakila Zareen. Reserve your complimentary tickets now. 

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. 

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Traditionally, the hamper program is offered during the holiday season. However, in response to the challenges and needs because of COVID-19, the program was expanded to offer hampers to students three times a year.

For more information or to make a donation, please visit: Hamper Program.

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. 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

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.

 

Lee Bacchus Memorial Award

Lee Bacchus was a much-loved writer who worked as a journalist for 20 years after he graduated from Langara's Journalism program. His family and friends of Lee are honouring his legacy and are creating a scholarship in his memory. Read John Mackie's obituary on Lee's lifework here

The scholarship will provide tuition help to a student entering the journalism program who is coming to it after other forays in life. The memorial scholarship will help, in a small way, to do what Lee did for so many others when he was alive – provide encouragement and inspiration to those starting out.

This memorial fund will provide about $1,000 to an incoming student each year in either the Diploma or the Certificate program. To donate please click here.

 

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 

In Memoriam: Carling Muir

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.

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.