Staff, faculty and students at Victoria’s three post-secondary institutions are joining forces for a friendly competition that benefits the community. Known as the Post-Secondary Challenge, the employees and students at the University of Victoria (UVic), Royal Roads University (RRU) and Camosun College are raising money for United Way’s 2015 community campaign and having fun along the way.

This year’s Post-Secondary Challenge is issued by UVic’s President & Vice-Chancellor Jamie Cassels to Allan Cahoon, RRU President and Sherri Bell Camosun President.

In the past, the school with the largest percentage increase in overall campaign dollars and percentage increase in employee participation won the coveted President’s Cup at United Way’s Spirit Awards, but this year the criteria has expanded. A point system based on best practices when it comes to running a workplace campaign is part of the challenge and categories include: management and labour support, education, engagement, loaned representative and participation.

“The education sector is the third largest grossing division within United Way’s community campaign boasting a combined average of $400,000. We are grateful for their ongoing support and creativity when it comes to fundraising for our community,” says Patricia Jelinski, CEO at United Way.

To learn more details of the challenge, click here.

UVic took home the 2014 President's Cup for the Post Secondary Challenge at United Way's Spirit Awards Luncheon.

UVic took home the 2014 President’s Cup for the Post Secondary Challenge at United Way’s Spirit Awards Luncheon.