June 30, 2021

Your UCalgary is for humanities. Your gift takes us further.

The Faculty of Arts and the Calgary Institute for the Humanities receive record-breaking support from our community for Giving Day 2021.

Thank you to our generous donors for expanding the humanities at your UCalgary.

The humanities are the heart of the modern university. We play a key role in adapting, understanding and respectfully engaging in a rapidly changing world. The Calgary Institute for the Humanities brings the best of humanities research to the communities we serve. 

We encourage curiosity and imagination. Together, we support emerging scholars, advocate for underrepresented communities, and engage in challenging discussions alongside our communities

Supporters of the CIH contributed more than $50,000 to the CIH this Giving Day, and the CIH received an additional $25,565 in university matching funds! 

This incredible achievement is thanks, in large part, to a generous anonymous donor whose $20,000 matching gift inspired other philanthropic support for the CIH this Giving Day, as all donors had an opportunity to have their gift matched—both by the university and by this generous gift. 

Thank you for supporting these key areas of growth at the CIH, allowing us to:

  • increase interdisciplinary collaboration and advance the creation of new ground-breaking knowledge through the CIH Endowment;
  • support future scholars and enhance community engagement with the humanities with the CIH Graduate Student Fellowship; and,
  • expand our role as prominent advocates for the LGBTQ2S+ community as we host the third annual CIH LGBTQ2S+ Lecture.

If you are interested in supporting initiatives at the CIH, please visit 


Questions? Contact Shannon Katusa, Development Coordinator, 
403-220-3362, slkatusa@ucalgary.ca