Campaign Chair Peter Nault of Plant Operations says he has no doubt that UBC will meet its goal of raising $310,000.
Throughout the campaign, a variety of events and give-aways are being held campus-wide.
Proceeds of faculty and staff tickets sales to the Oct. 17 football match against the Alberta Golden Bears will go to the United Way thanks to UBC Athletics. The game starts at 7 p.m.
On Oct. 21 the First Nations House of Learning hosts a lunchtime salmon barbecue.
All donors will have a chance to win the grand prize of a trip for two to any Canadian Airlines North American destination.
Besides helping 500,000 people in local communities, the United Way directs donations designated to more than 1.000 registered charities throughout Canada at no cost.
For information or to volunteer, call (604) 294-UWAY.