UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN, REGIONAL OFFICE (CANADA)
UCT Alumni Relations
The University of Cape Town (UCT) Regional Office: Canada facilitates a relationship between the University of Cape Town alumni in Canada and UCT in South Africa. The University of Cape Town is South Africa’s oldest university, and the leading teaching and research institution on the African continent.
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The University of Cape Town is a ‘prescribed university’ under Section 118.1 of the Canadian Income Tax Act (Schedule VIII, item No. 19). As a qualified donee, donations to the University of Cape Town are eligible for Canadian tax credits.
The regional office in Canada facilitates tax deductible individual, foundation and corporate donations made to UCT from Canada. UCT alumni and friends in Canada recognize the important role a UCT presence can play in Canada in assisting the development of leadership and innovation necessary to keep the University of Cape Town as a global player in the academic community.
Your support CAN make a long-term difference to the many lives impacted upon by the University of Cape Town.
Since 1993, a Canadian fundraising presence has played a major role in fostering support for bursaries and scholarships for financially disadvantaged students, student volunteer activities in the community, and various university research initiatives. The following link will take you to our fundraising page: Support
While little can be done to curb the current outbreak of Ebola in Africa, when the next outbreak happens, the world will be armed with cheap but powerful biologics made using plants, says UCT plant biotechnologist, Professor Ed Rybicki.
Global celebrations are taking place to recognise UCT’s 96th Birthday on Wednesday 2nd April 2014. This recognises UCT as one of the first degree conferring institutions in South Africa, and today our alumni span the globe.
Canadian alumni are so widespread that we will celebrate with a two-pronged approach: events in main centres and a collection of ‘virtual’ events sent in by alumni in other areas raising a toast to UCT.