Betty Urquhart nominations sought

Individuals or groups who have made the Fraser Valley a better place to live and have contributed to their community can be nominated

Kusum Soni has received the Betty Urquhart award.

Kusum Soni has received the Betty Urquhart award.

The nomination period for the UFV Betty Urquhart  Community Service award is open.

Individuals or groups who have made the Fraser Valley a better place to live and have contributed to their community can be nominated.

Urquhart was one of the first employees of Fraser Valley College (now UFV) and believed strongly in volunteering and giving back to the community. While Betty passed away in 1995, UFV keeps her memory alive by honouring a person or group that exemplifies her commitment to life-long learning and community.

Some past winners of the annual Betty Urquhart award include Kosum Soni of Mission for her work with vulnerable communities, Choice program at the Agassiz Centre for Education (ACE) and Dr. Elizabeth Watt for her work with the Abbotsford Youth Health Centre.

The award is presented as part of the university’s annual convocation ceremony in June. Recognizing community volunteers at convocation inspires students to contribute and give back to their community.

The deadline for this year’s nominations is Friday, March 27.

To nominate someone for the award, review the criteria and download a nomination form at http://www.ufv.ca/board/betty-urquhart-award/, or contact Lori Ann Waites at 1-888-504-7441 (local 2614) or by email at loriann.waites@ufv.ca.