Giving Day 2023

UBC Giving Day is back on April 5, 2023!

After the second university-wide day of giving in 2022, we are excited to bring our community back together to raise funds for the UBC causes we care about most.

Giving Day is an opportunity for donors, alumni, faculty, staff, and the community to donate to their chosen projects and show their support for UBC. This campaign harnesses the power of digital and social media to drive a large volume of smaller donations. You can be part of the action by joining us as a Giving Day Challenge Donor. By coming together on April 5, we can all have a greater impact.

This year, the UBC Emergency First Response Team has the opportunity to participate in UBC Giving Day!

Interested in Donating or want more information?

Please visit our page on the UBC Giving Day website or contact us!

What can you help us achieve?
While our team is capable of providing many lifesaving interventions, equipment funding is our largest limitation. With the ongoing strain faced by Emergency Services in BC, maximizing our ability by having all the necessary equipment will help alleviate the demand for additional Emergency Services on Campus. With the help of your donation, our team hopes to purchase equipment such as an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Oxygen Administration Devices, or Airway management equipment. While our team is grateful for any donation, a contribution of $500 for example would provide us with the funds needed for Oxygen tanks and administration devices.

In addition to equipment, the level of training is another limitation to the scope of practice our team can provide. While our members are currently trained as Red Cross First Responders, we hope to raise our standard of care to the level of Emergency Medical Responder. This level of training is equivalent to that of an entry-level paramedic, which would allow our team to further alleviate the strain faced by local emergency services. The Emergency Medical Responder Course will require additional equipment such as Stretchers, Entonox, and Glucose Monitors. For example, a donation of $200 would go towards Glucose Monitors, while $500 would allow us to be trained in providing Entonox, a lifesaving pain relief medication.

Although the aim of our team is to keep the campus community safe, the safety of our own responders is our top priority. Our First Responders attend first aid calls by foot, therefore, we would like to invest in reflective safety clothing, and flashlights to ensure their safety at night. A donation of $200 would provide our team with the funds to purchase flashlights and industrial lighting for large-scale events. With $1000, our team can purchase reflective vests, jackets, and tactical pants for use during outdoor, night shifts. Finally, one struggle our team faces is creating awareness of our services throughout the campus community. Therefore, promotional items such as a pop-up tent, banner, or sandwich boards would greatly benefit the campus community’s knowledge of our presence. A pop-up tent in particular, with a donation of $300, would also allow us to treat patients in a private location removed from outdoor elements.