This is your project.

Why making donations to science projects? Aren’t there grants? Conducting in-the-field academic projects on a wolverine-scale is outside the scope of most granting agencies. Finding a single source covering all expenses didn’t happen for us, yet we still went ahead with the project because we knew that we need more hard data on female wolverines to inform wolverine conservation.

We have had incredible support so far, and many partners have contributed to our Female Wolverines & Human Effects research project (2017 – 2022).

Who are these partners?

Donations from >220 generous people like you (“Public Donations”) provided 22%!

This is your project. You play a big role.

You can make an impact.

From Canada and internationally, contribute directly to our project at the University of Calgary – no overhead, but full accountability. Donations are charitable, you’ll receive a tax receipt (Canada). For US-tax deductible donations, please contact us before making your contribution.

  • * By Credit Card: (Easier to navigate on a larger screen)
  • * By Cheque:
    • 1. Make a cheque payable to “Governors of the University of Calgary”
    • 2. Mail to: Rin Kobayashi-Wong, Faculty of Science, BI 540, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4
    • 3. Include a note to say that the donation is for the project “Natural and human factors influencing wolverine populations
  • * Questions? Comments? Contact us any time:

(+1) 403-679-8057 / mirjam.barrueto (at) (Mirjam Barrueto, PhD Candidate)


(+1) 403-220-2604 / mmusiani (at) (Prof. Marco Musiani, Principal Investigator)


(+1) 403-220-5418 (Ms. Kobayashi-Wong, University of Calgary – Faculty of Science Fundraising Coordinator)

Thank you so much for your support!

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Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes. All donations of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt.

What portion of my gift will go toward administrative or processing fees?

None! Your entire gift goes to the area that you designated.

What follow-up will I receive from the University of Calgary regarding my gift?

Once you’ve made an online gift, you will receive a confirmation email that the donation transaction has been successfully completed. Tax receipts will be emailed or mailed before June 30, 2019. After Giving Day is over, we will share updates to let you know how your gift is making a difference.

Is my payment secure?

Absolutely. Our systems are fully PCI-compliant. Information collected is only used by UCalgary and will not be sold or shared with any third-party organization. Your credit card information will not be stored.

What kind of tax credits exist for donors when giving to UCalgary?

Donors are advised to consult with an accountant; however, more information about tax credits is available on the CRA website.

What is UCalgary’s charitable status?

UCalgary is a registered charitable organization. Charitable registration number: 108102864 RR0001