Attend the PVCC and Gala Dinner for only $20

The Pacific Venture Capital Conference & Competition (PVCC) offers UFV School of Business students  the opportunity to attend its conference this year at a partner-discounted rate. That means you will be able to access high profile keynote speakers, workshops, founders’ panel, networking session, AND gala dinner for only $20

Keynote Speakers include

  • Nicole Verkindt, Founder of OMEX and “Dragon” from Next Gen Den
  • Hamed Shahbazi, CEO, TIO Networks
  • Nejeed Kassam, CEO and Founder,

Workshops will be hosted by

  • Microsoft
  • Yellow Point Private Equity/Pangaea Ventures
  • Agentis Capital/McMillan
  • Dentons
  • Spring Activator

Participating Networking Firms Include
CIBC, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, RBC, BMO, TD, EY, KPMG, Deloitte, CAI Private Equity, McMillan, EA Canada, Agentis Capital, BDC Capital, Penderfund Capital, Yellow Point Private Equity, Varshney Capital, and many more!

Purchase a ticket while supplies last before we sell out and use the code “PVCCOFF”:

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Networking Opportunities at the Business After Business Mixer

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, the UFV School of Business hosted the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, Business After Business Mixer. 

This event allowed members of the Abbotsford business community as well as students and staff from the UFV School of Business to meet and mingle over appetizers and sample wine donated by Maan Farms.

The Students of UFV’s Business 322 – Advanced Selling class were on hand to practice their networking skills and to discuss the challenges and opportunities of “Marketing to Millennials” with business guests. Mark Breedveld said, “It was a great opportunity for our upper level sales-track students to practice their networking skills with members of the business community.  They were able to engage the attendees in dialogue, and, in many cases, to generate leads for their class sales project.”

The School of Business offered community members to provide feedback on the development of the new Bachelors Program in Management.

Students and guests alike were invited to consider the integration of sustainability into modern business practices and discuss strategies for achieving sustainability with Blair McFarlane, UFV’s Energy Manager who attended the event on behalf of Sustainable UFV.

Following speeches by Mark Breedveld, Dr. Frank Ulbrich, and UFV President Dr. Mark Evered, the event wrapped up with a draw for several fantastic door prizes donated by Lordco, Maan Farms, Nintendo, Not Just a Basket, Starbucks, VRC Fitness, and UFV.

The UFV School of Business is proud to support events like this, where current and future business leaders can come together to discuss issues and opportunities for the Fraser Valley.

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Marketing Teaching and Research Presentations in March

The UFV School of Business is currently in the process of hiring new faculty in marketing.

The UFV community is invited to attend the public parts of the selection process as follows:

  • Monday, March 6, Room C1429
    • Teaching demonstration starts at 9:30 AM
    • Research presentation starts at 10:30 AM 
  • Monday, March 13, Room C1429
    • Teaching demonstration starts at 9:30 AM
    • Research presentation starts at 10:30 AM


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UFV’s First Sustainability Morning Event

Last Thursday morning a group of dedicated and passionate individuals were found in the Abbotsford Library Atrium, engaging passerby’s in discussions about sustainability. With free coffee and Timbits, students, staff, and faculty came together to voice their opinions on how UFV and the Fraser Valley community can become more sustainable.

Some suggestions put forward were:

  • Increasing the availability and consistency of garbage, recycling, and composting; and actually composting items
  • A UFV Farm to supply food for cafeterias, which could lead to an opportunity for student employment
  • Campus Carpool initiative
  • Green roofs and solar panels on our campuses
  • A course where students are responsible for greener changes and the upkeep
  • A light rail line to the Fraser Valley
  • Encouraging the reduced use of Ziplock bags and use of more recyclable bags or boxes or reusable containers to pack your meals in

The School of Business along with Sustainable UFV encouraged discussions amongst students around the topic of the United Nations 17 global development goals, and answered questions on how their current course research projects could be shaped into an essay entry for the Sustainable Development Essay Competition running till May 01, 2017 (for more details see

“It was encouraging to hear from students about what research that they are currently doing and how they wanted to apply it to helping our communities reach the UN’s Global Goals. I think that as staff and faculty members, it is our job to encourage our students to delve into topics around social responsibility and sustainability. I am really looking forward to hearing about all the amazing ideas that will be brought forward within the essay submissions,” said Karmin Gray from the School of Business.

If you missed the event but still wanted to ask us questions around the competition, or suggest ideas for how we can all meet the Global Goals, we would love to hear from you, just email us at


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$1,000 Scholarship for Accounting Students – NEW DEADLINE

Due to the inclement weather earlier in January and February the committee has decided to amend the dates for the scholarship process as follows: March 10, 2017 – Students need to submit their applications to their university’s professor.

This year, accounting students from UFV are eligible to apply for one of three $1,000 scholarships funded equally by FVCPAA and CPAEF.

Students are requested to submit their application to their university’s professor for consideration. The university representative for UFV is Dr. Raymond Leung.

The objectives of the FVCPAA are to foster:

  • professional relationships amongst CPA’s in the Fraser Valley
  • Professional growth by advocating for CPABC accredited courses in the Fraser Valley for convenience
  • Increasing public awareness of CPA’s
  • Inspiring CPA students by providing scholarships and mentorship.

Students who wish to be considered for the studentship must fill out the application form available on the FVCPAA website and meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must maintain a high grade point average and participate in significant volunteer work.
  • Must have completed 3rd year of accounting program and registered for 4th year and must plan to enter CPA program.
  • Complete application form.
  • Two brief letters of reference.

For questions or submissions please contact Dr. Raymond Leung (

New Deadline: March 10, 2017

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