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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 […]

Donation boosts UFV Library’s Newman Cookbook Collection

UFV’s Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection recently received a giant boost thanks to the generosity of a long-time collector. James Mah, an internet bookseller who lives in Burnaby, BC, began collecting Canadian cookbooks as an offshoot of his book business. He initially began collecting mainstream cookbooks but soon realized that there were also cookbooks produced […]

New Costco bursary bulks up UFV Business

Everything’s big with Costco. Big stores, big parking spots, big bags of frozen berries. And now, a big donation. “Any time we can have a relationship with people who are going through business leadership educational training, it’s good for our company. We want to get involved in the local community and support businesses, jobs, and […]

Support UFV on Giving Tuesday and your donation will be matched

This year UFV is taking part in the international Giving Tuesday movement on November 29. And the good news is that supporting UFV students on Giving Tuesday just got a whole lot better — twice as good, in fact. UFV will direct unrestricted donor dollars to matching all gifts on Giving Tuesday to student scholarships […]

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 […]

UFV celebrates donors and alumni at Giving Thanks event

Gratitude was the theme of the evening at the University of the Fraser Valley on October 10 as donors, supporters, and alumni gathered for the Giving Thanks event at the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park. Guests mingled with scholarship winners and learned about the many goals the university is able to accomplish through the […]

UFV celebrates giving at annual Changing Lives awards ceremony

In what was described as a cross between a blind date and speed dating, UFV benefactors and the recipients of their generosity got together recently to meet, greet, thank, and celebrate philanthropy. The university held its annual Changing Lives awards ceremony at the Ramada Inn recently. The casual meet-and-greet format groups donors and recipients together, […]