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'I hope my gift signals the confidence I have in our students, our faculty and our university and inspires others in nursing to give' 

Dean and alumna Dianne Tapp leads by example with Giving Day gift

Dianne Tapp, dean, Faculty of Nursing completed her MN at UCalgary in 1993 and her PhD in 1997. She supports the University of Calgary's first-ever Giving Day and encourages the nursing community to participate.

As faculty – and campus leaders – deans strike the direction for their unit and that unit’s place in the university dynamic. It is fitting, then, that Dianne Tapp is setting the pace for nursing with her Giving Day gift.

“As an alumna, I take great pride in being part of this university and all we have accomplished in our short 50 years,” says Tapp, who completed her MN at UCalgary in 1993 and her PhD in 1997.  “And as a dean, it has been a privilege to lead our faculty for the past nine years. I hope my gift signals the confidence I have in our students, our faculty and our university and inspires others in nursing to give.

“Additionally, my husband Richard and my eldest daughter Amanda are also UCalgary alumni. As a family, we are all excited to demonstrate our pride in the University of Calgary.”

The university’s first ever Giving Day, from April 27 to 29, celebrates UCalgary’s 50th anniversary by challenging our community to create 50 new scholarships in 50 hours. Make your impact felt.  

For more information, visit the Giving Day website. #UCalgaryGivingDay

Dean's Denim Days
In support of UCalgary Giving Day, the Faculty of Nursing is hosting Dean's Denim Days from April 24 to 28. With a minimum donation of $20, staff and faculty can wear jeans this week with a  I Support UCalgaryGivingDays button to show their support (people must wear the button if they have denim on).

A few events this week will give everyone the opportunity to come and celebrate Giving Day and Dean's Denim Days.

Thanks Giving Day Thursday
Thursday, April 27 at 10 a.m. in PF Foyer
For just $5, you can enjoy a coffee and doughnuts and all the money raised goes to Giving Day.

Friday Funale
Friday, April 28 at 1 p.m. in PF Foyer
Come and celebrate the wrap-up of Giving Day and Dean's Denim Days and enjoy treats as well as fun photos.