Gary Durbeniuk

Energize: the Campaign for Eyes High

Thank you. Together we have achieved an incredible, historic milestone for the University of Calgary, and for our community. 

Backing North America's #1 sports science school

Gary Durbeniuk has been a part of the UCalgary community for more than four decades, as a student, alumnus, staff member and, throughout it all, donor. He shares how student awards helped him and his wife, Karen, and inspired them to create a scholarship for students at the university's evolving Faculty of Kinesiology.

These are the stories — your stories — of how meaningful giving can change people, and the world, for the better.

Rethinking what it means to be a man

The Silver Gummy Foundation is on a mission to teach youth about healthy relationships and gender equity. Their support of a first-of-its-kind research professorship is paving the way.

Sikh Studies rooted in community

The Faculty of Arts' Sikh Studies program is set to expand, thanks to community support and a record-breaking Giving Day crowdfunding campaign.

Meet the Energizers

Meet the donors

We are energized by the generosity of people who empower excellence on campus and in our community every single day. These remarkable individuals have shaped UCalgary’s success and positively transformed us.


What can you do with $1.41 billion?

As it turns out, a whole lot of incredible world-changing things. Positive, lasting transformation — fueled by your vision and involvement — is well underway on campus, in our community and beyond.

building with red lights

Energize campaign report

Energize: The Campaign for Eyes High is the third-largest successfully completed fundraising campaign in Canadian history. We have more than a billion reasons to celebrate, but the most important reason is you

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