UBC to Become a More Veteran-Friendly Campus by 2020

September 9, 2019 – UBC has committed to new initiatives that aim to make it one of Canada’s first “veteran-friendly” campuses by 2020. The university will provide programs and services specially designed for veterans including: specialized mental health and counseling support priority student housing social and recreational opportunities professional development courses a Royal Canadian Legion Branch, the first new branch established in British Columbia in more than 25 years “As Canadians we owe so much to the veterans who have served and sacrificed for our country, preserving and protecting the…

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Volunteer for Your Local Poppy Campaign

October is just around the corner, and Legion Branches are starting to gear up for the annual Poppy Campaign! From the last Friday of October to November 11, tens of millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to honor Canada’s Veterans and remember those who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. In our most recent reported campaign year, the 2017 Poppy Campaign, 19.8 million Poppies were distributed, and more than $16 million dollars was disbursed between October 2017 to October 2018 to support Veterans and their…

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