The BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Business and Economic Development sponsored one of the scholarships at this year’s annual Scholarship Night which is hosted by the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association. Each year, stellar students from all schools in Abbotsford apply to receive a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of academic excellence and community outreach.
UFV Representative, Dr. Adrienne Chan, the Associate Vice-President of Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies at UFV, presented the scholarship and award to Abbotsford Senior Secondary Student Pranav Arya on behalf of the Chair. Dr. Chan stated: “UFV prides itself in supporting young students in their post-secondary endeavors. We are very pleased to be able to give this award to an Abbotsford Secondary School student. This award support facilitates learning and provides a boost to students when they begin such an important stage in their learning and career development.”
The keynote address for the evening was Dr. Darrly Plecas, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and MLA of Abbotsford South. Dr. Plecas is also a former Criminology instructor at UFV and now is a Professor Emeritus at UFV.