Author Archive | Anne Russell

Thank You Day

UFV expresses gratitude to funders with Thank You event

UFV invited donors, government representatives, and other funding partners to the Abbotsford campus on November 26 to express appreciation for those investing in education. While student tuition fees are an important funding source for the university, they cover just 30 percent of the cost of a university education. The balance of funding comes from government […]

© Jenna Hauck, The Chilliwack Progress

Sam Waddington to speak at UFV on the health benefits of the great outdoors

When Sam Waddington is feeling the pressures brought by the competing demands of being a business owner, city councillor, and active community member, he knows where he wants to go: outside. He’ll be sharing his passion for wilderness experiences in a presentation in the atrium at UFV’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park on Monday, […]


Carin Bondar to speak on The Nature of Sex on Nov 26 at UFV

What can we learn from the sexual habits of the animal kingdom? The Fraser Valley’s own “biologist with a twist” will be sharing her insights on this topic at UFV on Thurs, Nov 26. Dr. Carin Bondar will speak on The Nature of Sex at noon in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (B101) as part […]


Inaugural Town and Gown event raises $40,000 for UFV students

Community and academia joined forces at “Town and Gown”, the University of the Fraser Valley’s inaugural fundraising dinner and silent auction held on Nov 12 in the Great Hall of UFV’s new Student Union Building. More than 230 people attended the gala. The evening raised $40,000 in support of scholarships for UFV students. UFV President […]

Dr. Irwin Cohen and Dr. Amy Prevost

Women in Policing topic of UFV alumni panel discussion Nov 19

Forty years ago it was rare to see a woman in a police uniform. And when you did, chances are she was in a skirt and kept her gun in her purse. Now women comprise 20 percent of all police officers in Canada. Women in policing have faced challenges along the way, and many have […]

Angi Peters enjoys being in two classes with her father Reid.

Dynamic father-daughter duo tackles university together

When Reid Peters is struggling to understand a difficult concept in his UFV course, he doesn’t have to go far for help. He can pop over to the house next door at his Seabird Island home and ask his daughter Angi — she’s in the same class. In fact, Reid and Angi are taking two […]


Israeli pilot turned peace activist to speak at UFV

UFV Peace and Conflict Studies presents Yonatan Shapira, an Israeli Air Force Pilot turned conscientious objector and peace activist. Wed, Nov 4 at 4 pm Abby B101 (Lecture Theatre) Yonatan Shapira spent 12  years in the Israeli Air Force. During his service, he witnessed Israel’s state-sanctioned human rights violations and attacks on civilians in Palestine. […]


UFV connections to October 2015 federal election

Several people with ties to UFV were involved in the recent federal election, which saw the Liberals win a majority government and the Conservatives form the official opposition. Jati Sidhu is the Liberal MP-elect for the newly created riding of Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon. Sidhu, a former UFV Board of Governors member, has a long history with […]

Otter Co-op representatives visited UFV on Oct 27 to open the Otter Co-op Cold Barn.

UFV thanks Otter Co-op for supporting agriculture programs

UFV agriculture students and faculty gathered recently to thank Otter Co-op for supporting their Agricultural programs through a $75,000 donation of funds and gifts-in-kind. The funding provided by Otter Co-op helped to build and outfit barn facilities in the UFV Agriculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) on the UFV Chilliwack campus. UFV has named the Otter […]