Coast Capital Savings supports UFV with $250,000 over five years

Money goes into student leadership projects

UFV President Mark Evered; Matthew Atkinson

UFV President Mark Evered; Matthew Atkinson

Students at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) have been able to engage in many leadership opportunities thanks to the support offered by the Coast Capital Savings Student Leadership Institute.

Coast Capital Savings has provided a quarter million dollars in funding for the institute and associated student leadership opportunities at UFV over the past five years.

At the recent launch of UFV student leadership magazine The Standout, Coast Capital Savings was recognized for the donation and for being a committed partner of UFV.

“We are deeply grateful for this support,” said UFV President Mark Evered, “We all benefit from the inspired leadership shown by Coast Capital Savings.  I know that our students value this investment in their futures, but we should also recognize this donation as in investment in the future of the communities these well-trained young leaders will serve.”

A UFV Student Life initiative, the Coast Capital Savings Student Leadership Institute provides numerous leadership opportunities for 450 students over the course  of the academic year.

This internationally recognized leadership program challenges students to apply proven leadership techniques through experiential learning activities. These experiences lead to the development of life-long leadership skills.

“As I approach the end of my nursing program, I would like to continue empowering fellow nursing students to develop their own identities as individuals and as a health care professionals, while encouraging them to do the same for others,” said UFV nursing student Tony Chae.

The Coast Capital Savings Student Leadership Institute encourages personal development through experiential learning.

Activities include UFV’s recently launched co-curricular record, the Student Ambassador program, the Student Leadership Challenge program, internal and external student leadership conferences and retreats, The Standout (a magazine highlighting student and alumni leaders), the Leadership Speaker Series and an Evening of Recognition event.