A Step ahead of cancer

University of Canberra researchers are working in collaboration with the Canberra Hospital’s Oncology Unit and ICON Cancer Centre to research cancer recovery and life after cancer for patients and their loved ones.

"The benefits are incredible. Patients are building their strength back up, they are able to complete their chemotherapy and their treatment much easier if they’re fitter and stronger".

To find out more about this inspiring research, please click here.

UC Nursing Research Fund

In the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, join us in celebrating the critical role nurses play in our lives and become an advocate for the profession by donating to the UC Nursing Research Fund to help keep nursing research thriving and improving outcomes for patients.

Please read more and find out how you can support the UC Nursing Research Fund.

COVID-19 has affected many of our students - taking away their means to support themselves.

Could you help a vulnerable student today?

"Being able to access the Empowerment Fund enabled me to get set up and it relieved a lot of my stress. It allowed me to see into the future."

- quote from Matthew, a 2020 SEF fund recipient

Please click here to find out more.

Why give to UC

Over the last 12 months, hundreds of individuals and organisations generously contributed by philanthropic means to the University of Canberra, supporting students, research and campus development.

The University is committed to making lives better and communities stronger. There is so much more we can achieve with your support.

“We can all do it, it’s just about having that mind set to want to do something for somebody else.” Professor Tom Calma AO, UC Chancellor and Chair UC Foundation Advisory Board.

We are the university in, of, for and from Canberra – the nation’s capital university. Young and dynamic with a clear public purpose of serving the people and communities of Canberra and surrounding regions.

You may be surprised at what is occurring in your own community, and how you can make a huge positive impact.

We want to connect with you as part of our extended community, to ensure that we can connect the very best minds and hearts to amazing opportunities both on and off campus. 

Please contact us today.

Tom Calma

Professor Tom Calma AO, UC Chancellor and Chair UC Foundation Advisory Board, with his daughter

Without the UC Foundation scholarship I would not have been able to make a positive change in my life.

Stuart Noyce | UC Foundation Scholarship recipient

Receiving a scholarship meant so much to me…it validated that I was on the right path, that good things happen.

Bishal Bhujel | UC Foundation Scholarship recipient

My confidence in myself has improved…receiving a scholarship was the greatest affirmation that I was on the right track. I cried when I found out I was successful.

Ruth Gilbert | UC Foundation Scholarship recipient

I found my scholarship to be tremendously empowering; growing my self-belief and strengthening my determination to succeed.

Sarah Powles | Lorna May Award recipient

Priority funding areas

Over the course of a year UC fundraises for 4 priority areas – the Student Empowerment Fund, UC Foundation Scholarships, Dr Cope Memorial Fund and Cancer Rehabilitation.

UC also supports other areas across the university and community and is reactive in fundraising when the need arises. To find out the latest please contact us.

At UC Philanthropic gifts often support the following priority areas

How to give

You can donate to the University of Canberra in many ways.

Read more about the ways to support UC whether it is a one time donation, a regular pre-tax salary deduction for UC staff, a bequest or a regular gift. No gift is too small, and 100% of your gift will go to your area of choice.

Get involved

Give your time

UC has an active network of volunteers who give their time by helping at events, mentoring, and contributing in many other ways.

Please contact us to find out more.


As an alumnus, you can also access the range of benefits and services that the UC alumni office provides, including lifelong learning, personal and professional development, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Let us know your contact details as we would love to keep in touch!

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