To the Board of Governors, President, and Senior Administration of the University of British Columbia,

As UBC alumni, students, and members of the UBC community we pledge to support current and future generations of UBC students by postponing donations until UBC commits to divestment from fossil fuels.

On February 15th, 2016, the Board of Governors at the University of British Columbia voted to reject the proposal to divest from the world’s 200 largest fossil fuel companies, but the movement is far from over. Collectively, these oil, coal, and gas companies are planning to extract more than three times the amount of carbon that we can safely burn to keep rising temperatures contributing to climate change below our 2°C commitment.

The administration is choosing to ignore the voices of thousands of its students and faculty who have voted overwhelmingly in support of fossil fuel divestment in two university-wide referendum votes.

While UBC calls itself as global leader in "advancing a civil and sustainable society," by investing in these companies, the university is directly betting against the future of its students and for a status quo of climate inaction. Demonstrating excellence in “all aspects of economic, environmental, and social sustainability” necessitates that UBC divest.

We are proud of UBC’s commitment to global citizenship and fostering a sustainable environment. The time has come for our university to take the next step and live up to its ideals.

As alumni, students, and members of the UBC community, we support the call for divestment by students, faculty, and staff

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Pledge Signatories

Madeleine Ransom
UBC Alumni, UBC Student
2012; 2018

Regan Eberding
UBC Student
2016 BSc Global Resource Systems

Rodrigo Samayoa
UBC Alumni
2012 - Political Science

Jessica Hannon
UBC Alumni
2009, B.A. International Relations

Trisha Roberson
UBC Alumni
2013, BSc

Jennifer Kuhl
UBC Alumni
2012

Christopher Cheng-Yeung
Community Member

Jessica Dempsey
UBC Alumni
2011

Joanne Marquis
UBC Alumni
BSc(Pharm) 1990

James Marcellin
UBC Alumni, UBC Student
Physics, 2013 | Computer Science, 2017

Henry Ngo
UBC Alumni
BSc Physics and Astronomy 2010

Eric Doherty
UBC Alumni
2008 MA Planning

Teika Newton
UBC Alumni
2002 - MSc (Botany)

Matthew Sproat
UBC Student
Spring 2018

Liv Yoon
UBC Student

James Shaw
UBC Alumni
2015, Commerce

Kevin Voon
UBC Student
2018

Atiya Jaffar
UBC Alumni
2013 -- Global Resource Systems

Phil Whelan
Community Member
1998

Richard McCullough
Community Member

Aleisha Cerny
UBC Student
2019, Materials Engineering

James Hsu
UBC Alumni
2014, Political Science

Dawn Paley
UBC Alumni
Journalism, 2010

Tzeporah Berman
UBC Alumni
2013 Honorary Doctorate

Paul Richard
UBC Alumni

Alexis Stoymenoff
UBC Alumni
2010, School of Journalism (MA)

Jason Mogus
UBC Alumni
1995

Christine Boyle
UBC Alumni
2007 - Global Resource Systems

Miriam Sabzevari
UBC Alumni

Megan Filiatrault
UBC Alumni
2008, Cell Biology and Genetics

Graeme Budge
UBC Alumni
2013 Geography

Tomi Ihalainen
UBC Alumni
2013, BA Human Geography

Iain Marjoribanks
UBC Alumni
Geography 2014

Roberta King
UBC Alumni

Maria McKay
UBC Alumni
BA English 1993

Daniella Fergusson
UBC Alumni
MA (planning) 2010

Alan James
UBC Alumni
1960 PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY

David Steinberg
UBC Alumni
2012, Mathematics (Ph D)

Tanis Filiatrault
UBC Alumni

Emily Ludington
UBC Alumni
2014, Bachelor of Education Program.

Bryan G
UBC Alumni
1983 BA Social Work

Cassand Docherty
UBC Alumni
2013, Natural Resources Conservation

Chelsea Lake
UBC Alumni
2007, IDST

Ira Sutherland
UBC Alumni
2012 Natural Resources Conservation (BSc)

Stacey Auld
UBC Alumni
2013, Master of Sustainable Forest Management

Thomas Walker
UBC Alumni
2013 BA Political Science

Liz Ferris
UBC Alumni
2013, M.Sc. Resource Management and Environmental Studies

Tayber Yastremski
UBC Alumni
2014, M.Eng - Clean Energy Engineering

Brian Just
UBC Alumni
2012, M.A.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Cyril Fountain
UBC Alumni
Engineering 2014

Gordon Katic
UBC Alumni
2013, BA, Political Science and Philosophy.

David Adams
UBC Alumni
2014, masters engineering,

Champagne Choquer
UBC Alumni
2008 - BA, English Literature

Andrew Longhurst
UBC Alumni
2013, BA, Geography

Anna Lindsay-Baugh
UBC Alumni
2013, BA, International Relations

Caitlin Semmens
UBC Alumni
2015 - Environment/Sustainable Geography

Faisal Al-Musa
UBC Alumni
2014, Master of Engineering in Clean Energy Engineering

Maureen Finn
UBC Alumni
2011, Marine Biology

Corinne Hocking
UBC Alumni
1987 Special Education and Anthropology

Teresa Holzfoester
UBC Alumni
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Sarah Klain
UBC Alumni
2010, RMES

Leah Ballin
UBC Alumni
2013 master of sustainable forest management

Anna Dayley
UBC Alumni
2011, Political Science

Daniel Scheppke
UBC Alumni
2013, Global Resource Systems

Michael Miller
UBC Alumni
2013, BA Geography

Meredith Adler
UBC Alumni
Geography, 2012

Aidan Kennedy
UBC Alumni
B.A '13 -- Political Science

Atiya Jaffar
UBC Alumni
2013, Global Resource Systems

Andrew Russell
UBC Alumni
2006, BApSc, 2014 MEng

Susanna Haas Lyons
UBC Alumni
2012, MA RMES

Helen Brennek
UBC Alumni
MEng in Clean Energy, 2014

Jose Rodrigo Samayoa
UBC Alumni
2012, Political Science

Andrea Azcona Axen
UBC Alumni
2012, Political Science

Deb Chen
UBC Alumni
2012 Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Arielle Mayer
UBC Alumni
2014 Political Science and English literature

Emma Seward
UBC Alumni
2015, B.Sc

Molly Henry
UBC Alumni
2014 - Geography

Ella Furness
UBC Alumni
Forestry 2012

Laura Henstra
UBC Alumni
2012 MSc Forestry

Mickey Henry
UBC Alumni
2011, BCOM

Peter Wood
UBC Alumni
1999, Hon. BA, Environmental Studies

Maggie Baynham
UBC Alumni
2011 M.Sc. Community and Regional Planning

Brittany Colville
UBC Alumni
2014, Political Science.

Natalie Pozo
UBC Alumni
2014 Psychology

Madison Crowell
UBC Alumni
2013 Faculty of Forestry

Theresa Fresco
UBC Alumni
2012, Master of Arts, School of Community and Regional Planning

Sarah Gillett
UBC Alumni
2011, School of Community and Regional Planning

Jordan Maynard
UBC Alumni
2012. Agroecology

Melanie Tam
UBC Alumni
2013, Finance - Commerce

Peter Ladner
UBC Alumni
Arts '70

Emma Avery
UBC Alumni
2013, Global resource systems

Dawn-Marie Barreira
UBC Alumni
2014, Clean Energy Engineering

Katie Lamond
UBC Alumni
2014, International Relations

Jeremy McElroy
UBC Alumni
2012, Political Science

Delphine Lowe
UBC Alumni
1947, Government and Economics

John Stuart Miller
UBC Alumni
BA History-English Literature Double Major, 2013

Thomas Nicol
UBC Alumni
1983, MSc. Applied Mathematics

Clare McGovern
UBC Alumni
2004, MA Political Science

Hillary Topps
UBC Alumni
2012 Applied Biology in Plant and Soil Science

Knut Kitching
UBC Alumni
2012, Geography

Milan Ilnyckyj
UBC Alumni
2005 - International Relations and Political Science

April Stainsby
UBC Alumni

Jessica Lamb
UBC Alumni

Raphael Brauner
UBC Alumni
2015, Asian Studies - Chinese language and culture

Miranda Huron
UBC Alumni
2002, Arts

Sarah Lone
UBC Alumni
2014, BA, Geography: Environment & Sustainability

Rachel Freeman
UBC Alumni
2013, Arts -Interdisciplinary.

Amanda Wanner
UBC Alumni
2012, sociology

Michaela Eaton-Kent
UBC Alumni
Politics

Anneliese Schultz
UBC Alumni
MA 1976 Italian Language & Literature
MFA 1977 Creative Writing

Sophie Fung
UBC Alumni
2012, Arts - Geography

Emilia Kennedy
UBC Alumni
2015 PhD Geography

Chad Manley
UBC Alumni
2012, M.ARCH

Matthew Purvis
UBC Alumni
2012, M. Architecture

Samuel Ostrow
UBC Alumni
2012 M.Arch

Leanna Killoran
UBC Alumni
2013, LFS

Jinhi Ahn
UBC Alumni
1986, B.Sc.

Anne Maclean
UBC Alumni
1987, Master of Archival Studies
1981, B.A., English

Matt Giammarino
UBC Alumni
2004 - Psychology

2010 - Educational Psychology
Darlene Seto
UBC Alumni
2012 RMES

Patricia Ormerod
UBC Alumni

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Susan Ellard
UBC Alumni