Liberal Arts and 55+ Program

Your gift makes all the difference!

Your gift to the 55+ Program will help maintain the outstanding quality of our courses and events, and will ensure that they remain affordable and accessible to all members of our community.

You can choose where your contribution goes:

  1. Your contribution to the Annie Watson Student Bursary fund can help provide the gift of learning to adults 55+ for whom cost represents a significant barrier to lifelong learning. The bursary provides support for those who cannot otherwise participate in the 55+ Program by covering a significant amount of their non-credit course registration fees.

    The family of the late Annie Watson, a student in our courses for adults, helped establish the bursary in 2011.

  2. Your gift to the 55+ Program Endowment Fund will ensure that we continue to offer the highest-quality courses and events for adults 55+ and enhance the variety of special offerings. This endowment is supported by the Seniors Lifelong Learners Society.

Donating is easy

  • You can donate online to either the Annie Watson Student Bursary
     or the 55+ Program Endowment Fund.
  • You can mail us a cheque made payable to Simon Fraser University:
    2300–515 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
    (Please indicate where you would like your contribution to be applied: 55+ Program Endowment Fund or Annie Watson Student Bursary.)

The university will mail you a tax receipt for donations over $10.

Together with your valuable donations, the 55+ Program is supported through a generous bequest from former director of the program Alan Aberbach, whose legacy gift means that SFU can promote learning for people of all ages for many years to come.

Thank you!