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UFV to host Indigenizing the Academy conference

It’s one thing to incorporate indigenous content into courses and programs. But the University of the Fraser Valley is taking the concept of partnering with the Aboriginal community to a new level by committing to the concept of “indigenizing” the academy. What this means and how it is achieved will be the subject of a […]

Eleven UFV students partook in the Lens of Empowerment project last year; four of them travelled to Loughborough University in England last month, and their work is once again on display at UFV next week.

Lens of Empowerment displayed in England before returning to the Fraser Valley

After most classes ended in May, the work of one small group of students continued. For the first time last year, UFV introduced a three-course project called the Lens of Empowerment.  The students worked with digital photography and video production, then used these skills to dive into specific topics related to women and identity in […]

UFV Physics and Math major Timothy Richards brushes up on his quantum physics skills this summer.

Mystery particle leads UFV student to London

  Quantum physics might be the last thing on your mind this summer, but it’s been a full-time job for three students and a professor at UFV. And as a result of their hard work and focus, one student is off to London to participate in a prestigious forum hosted by Imperial College London. UFV […]

Rocky Olfert

Rocky Olfert kicks off school year as UFV’s new Athletic Director

After a nine-month search for the right candidate, UFV has finally found a new Athletic Director. Starting next week, Rocky Olfert will dive into the world of UFV athletics, taking over the role from interim director Chris Bertram. Olfert comes to UFV from Columbia Bible College, where he notably led the men’s volleyball team to […]

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UFV grad follows a dream from South America to Canada, from Engineering to CIS

After Ricardo Jahns Gigglburger graduated with an engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration, he thought his schooling was over. It seemed, however, that school was not quite done with him. “I discovered Computer Science when I was about to finish my Engineering degree, and I immediately knew that computers would be my passion,” […]

Dr. Lucila Lee

A new term, a new Dean of Science: Dr. Lucila Lee joins UFV in September

With a new term, UFV will also be welcoming in a new Dean of Science; after a grueling hunt for the right candidate, Dr. Lucila (Lucy) Lee will be stepping into the role of Dean of Science at UFV in  September. Dr. Lee is an experienced university teacher, researcher and administrator, having had faculty appointments […]

Rick Collins is an editorial, lifestyle, portrait and wedding photographer working in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and the Pacific Northwest - also taking commissions worldwide in exotic locations like the United States, Mexico, the C

Dr. Yvon Dandurand returns to research and professorship, passing Associate Vice President Research and Graduate Studies to Dr. Adrienne Chan

 Yvon Dandurand has served as Associate Vice-President (AVP), Research and Graduate Studies for the past 10 years, and is now stepping aside to return to teaching and research projects of his own. “I get all kinds of requests to be a guest lecturer as part of other professors’ classes, but that’s really not the same […]