Help us expand our reach

Your donation to the Verna Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Foundation allows us to continue to deliver quality programs to our students. A unique aspect of the Kirkness Program is that we do not ask for the student’s grades. Selection is based on the student’s essay which is their opportunity to talk about what they would like to do after completing grade 12 and how the Kirkness Program would help them make a choice regarding post secondary studies. Successful applicants will have their meals, accommodations and travel expenses covered.


All donors will receive a tax receipt. Our Charity Number is 82284 3629 RR 0001.
100% of donations are used to fund the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program.


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Our Partners


The generous support of our partners allow us to deliver our programs to students across Canada.  


Our Sponsors

Since 2009 we have received support from the following organizations and individuals

Over $100,000

Dr. Ron Woznow &

Susan O'Brien

Office of Vice-President (Indigenous) | Faculty of Science |

 Faculty Engineering | Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

 Faculty of Environment, Earth & Resources

The Fred & Karen Green 

Fund of the Vancouver Foundation

The Flanagan Foundation

Allan & Jean Ashmore

First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy (FNIYES) Indigenous Services Canada /

Faculty of Forestry | Science | Applied Science

Beverly Woznow

$25,000 to $100,000

The Honourable 

Thomas Berger

  Faculty of Engineering | Faculty of Science

     Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science, and Technology





Dr. Catherine Mavriplis

NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering,

$10,000 to $24,999

$5,000 to $9,999

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) 

Gerry Brach

Dr. David Collins

Fidelity Investments Canada

First Credit Union

Dr. Verna J. Kirkness

Madsen Financial Planning

Pfizer Canada Inc.

Tony Williams

$1,000 to $4,999

Dr. Keith Meloff

Paperworks Gift Gallery

Dr. Deo H. Poonwassie

Powell River Duplicate Bridge Club

Ben Whitrock

Jeff Wooster

Carole Bates

Up to $999


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