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UFV signs new vending services agreement

UFV has signed a master agreement with Ryan Company Limited on behalf of the public post-secondary sector to provide and maintain vending equipment that dispense drinks and snacks at campuses throughout the province. “This vending services agreement offers exceptional value and it is another example of the way joint procurement contracts are saving money for […]

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Thousands celebrate UFV Convocation 2015

Families and friends from the Fraser Valley and beyond gathered to cheer as more than 2,100 students graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley on June 11 and 12. It’s always a festive atmosphere at the Abbotsford Centre for UFV Convocation. There were four ceremonies spread over two days this year, and more than […]

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Etienne Dreyer, 19: youngest ever UFV Science grad

His personality isn’t the only thing that’s electric about Etienne Dreyer, who at age 19 recently finished his undergraduate education before many even start. With a near-perfect 4.10 GPA, Dreyer is the youngest-known person to graduate from the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Science program. He first caught the eye of future instructors […]

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Governor General’s Gold Medal: Shelley Cole is top of the crop in MA studies

Students in the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program at the University of the Fraser Valley are seasoned working professionals who bring their real-world back to the classroom to share with their fellow students. They are a motivated and accomplished group. So it’s no small achievement to receive the Governor General’s gold medal, awarded […]

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Governor General’s Silver Medal: His prof was right: UFV was life-changing for crim grad Sukh Mangat

When Sukhvinder Singh Mangat started his Criminal Justice degree program at UFV four years ago, his professor told him studying for his degree would be a transformational experience. Mangat was skeptical. “I was reluctant to believe this. How can simply completing a series of courses result in such a transformative change?” Mangat recalls. “Well, four […]


Aboriginal performance artist Margo Kane receives honorary degree from UFV

Movement and expression have defined Margo Kane for more than 40 years during an accomplished professional performance career. You can’t categorize her, and you can’t keep her still. A seemingly endless well of perpetual energy helps this dynamo tell her own story, express herself as an artist, and facilitate the sharing of many stories reflective […]

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Mental health advocate Ginny Dennehy receives honorary degree from UFV

Ginny Dennehy didn’t plan to be a crusader for mental health. Or to be heading into her golden years watching her friends attend their children’s weddings and becoming grandparents, with no prospect of doing so herself. But after losing her two children in separate tragedies, that is the course her life has taken. Ginny and […]

Crystal Gala organizers earn UFV Betty Urquhart Community Service award

Call it kitchen-table philanthropy. Fundraising without the frills. Every year, the women of the Crystal Gala Foundation put on a breathtakingly fancy and painstakingly planned gala fundraiser. Their goal? Raising money to support women undergoing breast cancer treatment in the Fraser Valley. Since inception in 1999 the group has raised $1.8 million in support of […]

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Hardworking Heather Bakker earns UFV’s Lieutenant Governor’s Medal

Kind, caring, and incredibly capable, Certified Dental Assistant graduate Heather Bakker is UFV’s 2015 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal recipient. Bakker received her medal at the June 11 UFV Convocation ceremony. The Lt. Governor’s Medal is awarded to students graduating vocational or career programs less than two years long who excel in their studies and contribute to […]

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Natalie Ng receives UFV’s 2015 Governor General’s Bronze Medal

Natalie Ng had every right to be nervous. Twenty years had passed since her last university experience, but volunteering at her children’s school library renewed a passion for learning. The Lower Mainland resident called around, finding what she wanted through an advisor at the University of the Fraser Valley. Ng’s family encouraged her return to […]

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Remembering Barry Bompas — celebration of life June 10 on campus

Employees and retirees are invited to celebrate the life of our longtime colleague and friend, Barry Bompas, on Wed, June 10 at 10:30 am in Abby B121. Light refreshments will be served while we share stories and reminisce about Barry and the many lives he’s touched at UFV. Please bring your pictures and stories to […]