Venema Family Endowment Leadership Award in Social Justice

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 the College of the Arts or Faculty of Professional Studies.

  • Area of Study: Human Services areas including Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Humanities, Social Sciences, Political Science or Teacher Education.
  • Support is for student who is investing in and demonstrating leadership in the area of social justice and upholding human dignity through their volunteer commitments in the community.

HOW TO APPLY: Leadership Award application is available online at MyUFV. Log into MyUFV, click on Student Information, click on tab for Financial Aid and Award Application.


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