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Born in the 80's

SUS was officially registered as a BC Non-Profit Society in 1995 but it has been in existence at UFV since the 1980's. It was created by members of the student body to represent students' issues and needs at the university, municipal, provincial and federal government levels.

Certificate of Incorporation

The SUS Certificate of Incorporation was issued by the Provincial Government under the BC Societies Act in 1995

SUS Mandate

The Student Union Society is a non-profit organization run by students and for students at UFV. Through a body of elected student executives, faculty representatives, hired student staff, and a small group of permanent staff, the SUS is able to offer services to its members, advocate for post-secondary education on their behalf, connect them with student clubs and associations, and provide them with many opportunities to get involved on campus.

We employ over 50 students each semester for various positions as well as numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Check out our employment and volunteer pages for more info, we look forward to working with you!

Why do students at UFV need a voice to represent them?

When University and/or Government leaders make decisions affecting students or their life on campus, your elected student leaders act as an autonomous voice to ensure students can communicate their opinions and needs without bias or influence from those same decision makers. For example, decisions shouldn't be made by consulting a few individual unelected students who may have special interests or be influenced by possible personal benefit through that administrative body. We look for dialogue and solutions to the benefit of all our members equally.

Key Achievements

 

  • 2013 – Established a student food bank
  • 2014 – Awarded the inaugural SUS Premier Entrance Scholarship
  • 2015 – Opened the Student Union Building on the Abbotsford campus, providing a new home for student activities and culture at UFV
  • 2015 – Launched three new student services: The Canoe (campus restaurant), Fair Grounds (coffee shop), and FixIT (student tech support)
  • 2016 – Created the SUS Student Awards, to recognize excellence in leadership, volunteerism, and clubs & associations