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Coast Capital donation funds peer-to-peer student support at UFV

Coast Capital Savings is helping the University of the Fraser Valley invest in student success. A gift of $50,000 is fuelling the UFV Coast Capital Peer Resource and Leadership Centre (PRLC) to continue helping students using a peer-to-peer support model. The PRLC‘s mandate is to provide holistic help for students. At the Coast Capital PRLC, student peer leaders help students […]

Arts enthusiast Eero Sorila encourages UFV students to follow their passion

Eero Sorila had never set foot on a University of the Fraser Valley campus before he phoned the university advancement office and offered to set up an endowment for a scholarship. But that didn’t stop him from offering his support to UFV students. Helping students is something he believes in, and he likes to share […]

Eleanor Busse Klassen wants to help you help students on Giving Tuesday

Eleanor Busse Klassen, Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, is retiring from UFV after 23 years and wants to challenge others at UFV to make a special gift to support the Student Emergency Fund. Eleanor wants to create a ripple before she leaves UFV. In her words: “I found a quote early in […]

UFV Town & Gown event raises $85,000 in one night; $200,000 in 2017

You could feel the love in UFV’s Student Union Building on November 15, as the university thanked donors for all the support they provide to UFV, and for the ripple effect that their help has on students and the wider community. Supporters from all over the Fraser Valley and beyond gathered in Abbotsford for the […]

Marvellous Marcellus duo: family supports UFV students in memory of parents

For two-thirds of a century, the names Jim and Cathy Marcellus were synonymous with health and education in the community of Mission, BC. The memory of these life-long learners will live on in bursaries designed to help UFV students studying in disciplines that were dear to Jim and Cathy’s hearts. The newly established Marcellus Family […]

UFV embraces Giving Tuesday as a way of encouraging philanthropy

We hear a lot about consumerism this time of year. On the heels of the American Thanksgiving holiday come Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, all days that are focused on supporting the economy by buying material goods. But Giving Tuesday, which comes immediately after these days devoted to consumerism, is all about […]

UFV’s second Town and Gown event raises $132,000+ for students

Town met Gown at the University of the Fraser Valley’s second annual fundraising dinner on November 9. More than 250 people gathered in the Student Union Building on UFV’s Abbotsford campus to celebrate student success and hear about how the support of donors helps UFV students. Proceeds from the Town & Gown event go to […]

Lifesaver campaign gives UFV employees a way to give back — just ask Randi Seguin

Each year before the Welcome Back Barbecue for employees, the UFV Advancement team hosts a Lifesaver campaign kickoff to thank current donors and challenge them to inspire other employees to donate. The Lifesaver campaign gives employees a way to support UFV students who are going through an emergency. This year, UFV student and mother-of-three Randi […]

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Giving peace a chance — Donors fund Peace and Conflict Studies at UFV

When internationally known peace and conflict scholar George Lopez visited UFV in March, he stayed at a local Abbotsford hotel. There is nothing inherently remarkable in this, except that his fellow guests were not all business travelers or families on vacation. In the parking lot, men gathered to smoke. In the lobby, women gathered to […]

Eight new donor-funded student awards established

Support from donors has enabled UFV to create eight new student awards since last summer. Thanks to our caring donors and friends, UFV has established these awards, scholarships and bursaries — totaling over $137,250, which will mean an additional $8,500 for awards annually for UFV students. Awards make a big difference in the lives of […]

UFV expresses gratitude to funders with Thank You event

UFV invited donors, government representatives, and other funding partners to the Abbotsford campus on November 26 to express appreciation for those investing in education. While student tuition fees are an important funding source for the university, they cover just 30 percent of the cost of a university education. The balance of funding comes from government […]