Author Archive | Louise Rousseau

Breanna Takasaki, Legal Administrative Assistant at RDM Lawyers

Legal administrative assistant is driven to excel

The phone call from RDM Lawyers LLP caught Breanna Takasaki off-guard. She was gearing up to start a practicum at the local law firm after completing her training as a legal administrative assistant through UFV Continuing Education. Breanna had developed an interest in the legal profession during career planning in grade 12. While researching career […]

Shayla Peters, UFV Continuing Education's Nursing Unit Clerk grad

Nursing unit clerk finds a workplace with heart

Growing up, Shayla Peters had dreamed of becoming a nurse. But then, grade 12 happened. “I lost my motivation,” Shayla recalls. “I just wanted to get out of high school. I no longer knew what I wanted to do.” Shayla found work at a fast food outlet. “That was just a job,” she says. “The […]

Kate McGladdery, UFV Continuing Education's Bookkeeping for Small Business grad

Bookkeeping grad looks forward to serious business

When her stepmother decided she’d like to work fewer hours, Kate McGladdery stepped up to help in the office at her dad’s company. Less than a year later, what started as a sideline may well become Kate’s full-time career. The Chilliwack native has moved back to the Valley, left her big city job behind, and […]

Continuing Education information nights to highlight new and established programs

Mid-career professionals looking for career advancement, recent or upcoming high school graduates wanting to learn practical skills to enter the workforce, and community members in search of lifelong learning opportunities are invited to attend UFV’s Continuing Education’s info nights to learn more about programs and related careers. “There’s no better way to find out if […]

UFV celebrates International Education week — Nov 12-14

From Nov 12-14, UFV will join over 100 countries in celebrating International Education Week and Canada’s engagement around the world. The theme identified for UFV for 2014 is “Exploring Global Indigeneity” where events and discussions will highlight the connections between local and global indigenous peoples, and our interactions and stories shared together. UFV International has […]

Evered on a whirlwind tour of China to meet partners

UFV president Mark Evered, and Yajing Betty Wang, UFV’s Manager of International Marketing, are touring China from January 12 to 22 to visit with community leaders, business executives, and officials from partner institutions. “We have a long history of fruitful partnerships and joint educational initiatives with leading Chinese universities,” says Evered. “We host more than […]

UFV International Week 2013 features a diversity of events

UFV celebrates diversity from November 18 to 22 with a line-up of cultural events at the Abbotsford campus. Mon, Nov 18 – Alumni Hall, 11:30 am Professional Studies celebrates internationalization Kick off International Education Week at UFV with a celebration of everything international, sponsored by the Faculty of Professional Studies. The event starts at 11:30 […]

The UFV Shake Out – Don’t Freak Out Drill

On Oct 17, 2013, at 10:17 am, Baker House Residence and the UFV Bookstore took part in the Great BC Shake Out event. More than 100 residents, including UFV Bookstore staff, participated in the drill by dropping, taking cover, and holding on when a simulated earthquake hit. UFV resident assistants donned their emergency gear and gathered the students […]

UFV daffodil sales raise $1,700 for the Canadian Cancer Society

For the seventh year in a row, UFV students sold daffodils on the Abbotsford campus to support the Canadian Cancer Society’s iconic April campaign. From March 26 to 28, daffodil sales raised $1,700 to fund patient care, research, and prevention in British Columbia. “We are thankful that the UFV community is so generous in support […]

UFV students splash off colours to welcome spring

This week, UFV students traded winter’s dark hues for a fresh, lively new palette, as part of Holi, the Indian spring festival of colours. The event, organized by Residence Student Services, took place on the green at the Abbotsford campus. In accordance with Holi protocol, participants threw coloured powder at each other. “Holi was celebrated […]

U House Weekend Kickoff showcases student initiatives

Every Friday at U House, UFV students gather to relax, socialize and kick off the weekend with tea, cookies, games, and dancing.  And on occasion, guests are treated to a special celebration or activity. “Last Friday, Indian students banded together to showcase their culture at Weekend Kickoff,” says Adaly Molina, Student Support Coordinator at UFV […]