Venema Family Endowment Leadership Award in Finance

UFV Alumni Board Chair 2014-2017, Nikolas Venema and his wife, UFV alumna Marnie Venema are passionate supporters of higher education.  Marnie is a full-time student completing her graduate degree in Counselling Psychology and will work with post-secondary students, individuals walking through grief, and women who have experienced violence and abuse.  She is greatly interested in the integrations of counselling and social justice work.  As an Associate Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities, Nik provides wealth management services to individuals, families, foundations and corporations with a particular interest in helping his clients to not only reach their financial goals, but also to have an impact through achieving their philanthropic goals.  Nik completed his BBA in Finance at UFV and MSc in Finance at SFU; he is also a Sessional Instructor in UFV's School of Business and sits as a Director with Heritage Abbotsford.

AMOUNT: $750

AVAILABLE TO: A UFV student enrolled in School of Business Administration - Finance Major program who demonstrates excellence through leadership in community service, and UFV volunteerism.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: The recipient will be nominated by the department.

NOTE:  If there are two or more equally qualified candidates (based on GPA, demonstrated leadership and community involvement) for the Department nomination of this award, an essay reply to the following question is required and will be the determining factor in the Department's decision:  Society is best served by investment professionals who exhibit good stewardship, uphold the integrity of capital markets, pursue high ethical and educational standards and dedicate themselves to excellence within their discipline.  Briefly describe how high ethical principles and professional standards are essential to positive investor outcomes and how rules and regulations, while necessary, are not sufficient by themselves.

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