Science Student DonationThe Science Student Donation was begun as an initiative of the Science Students’ Council. Its purpose was to provide funds to the Faculty of Science for the support of undergraduate students that would otherwise be unavailable to Science students. The donation allocations are recommended by the Science Students’ Council each Fall on the basis of requests from individual departments made each Spring. For more information, read the 2018-2019 Science Student Donation Allocation Committee Report.
Over the past several years, a significant fraction of the donation has been directed to supplement laboratory apparatus as well as the expansion of computer labs. Other initiatives have included the purchase of audio-visual equipment for classrooms so that instructors can take advantage of more sophisticated technology in their lectures.
To opt-out, log on to the Science Donations Opt-Out site (link active during the opt-out period) after September 1st but before September 30th and fill in the form. If you opt-out and you still owe tuition by the end of November, your opt-out fee will be deducted from your tuition. If not, an email will be sent to you telling you to pick up a cheque sometime around the end of November.