Author Archive | Anne Russell

Dr. Jean Scott, with Maureen and Mark Evered on either side, at her 100th birthday party, a fundraiser for her scholarship.

Jean Scott remembered as great friend of UFV

Dr. Jean Scott, a UFV honorary doctorate recipient and long-time friend of the university, passed away on February 25, 2015. She was a well-known community activist and feminist who made her mark both locally and nationally, and was 102 years old at the time of her passing. UFV conferred an honorary degree on Jean, as […]

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Dave Pinton joins UFV as Director of Communications

Dave Pinton is the new Director of Communications at the University of the Fraser Valley, leading the team responsible for media relations, events, internal and external communication, and issues management. Pinton brings a results-oriented approach with 15 years of broadcast media, public relations, and media relations experience. He also has expertise in crisis and emergency communications, having faced situations such […]

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Crunch time for scholarship applications

The Chilliwack Progress ran a story on Feb 20 about the merits of applying for scholarships, and featured quotes from UFV nursing student Lois Piccioni. Read on for excerpts, or read the fully story (by Jessica Peters, with photo by Jenna Hauck) here. UFV Financial Aid  and Awards encourages all new and returning students to […]

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Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson visits Chilliwack campus

Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson toured the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park on Fri, Feb 20. After visiting the Agriculture Centre of Excellence, Health Sciences labs, and the Aboriginal Gathering Place, he toured the Trades and Technology Centre, and announced funding of $325,274 to buy new trades training equipment that supports students entering in-demand […]

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Inaugural Finance Career Networking Breakfast proves successful

The UFV School of Business enjoyed a successful inaugural Finance Career Networking Breakfast on Friday, Feb. 6. Working with School of Business director Frank Ulbrich, students Jennifer Trithardt-Tufts and Arzoo Sandhu coordinated and hosted the event at the Phoenix Lounge in Abbotsford. Twenty-nine students participated in the networking breakfast, which included roundtable discussions with the […]

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UFV Theatre’s Julius Caesar takes a futuristic twist

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” UFV Theatre’s contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, playing March 4 to 15, imagines a future in which history repeats itself. What if the events surrounding the assassination of Julius Caesar were to occur in the digital age? Are there forces already be […]

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UFV installs Gwen Point as Chancellor

Dr. Gwen Point was installed as Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley at a ceremony at its Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park on February 4, 2015. The installation ceremony was attended by more than 400 dignitaries and special guests, including the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. Dr. Point takes […]

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Free tour, portfolio workshop offered by UFV Graphic + Digital Design Feb 3

Interested in working in a creative field? Artists of all stripes are encouraged to enjoy professional feedback, portfolio advice, and even the chance to win a free iPad mini at UFV’s Graphic and Digital Design info session and portfolio workshop in Mission (33700 Prentis Avenue) on Tues, Feb 3. Graphic design includes designing logos, books, websites, […]

MLA Plecas and UFV hosting free workshop for non-­profits — Feb 6

Abbotsford-South MLA Dr. Darryl Plecas, in partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley, will host a free, half-day workshop for Abbotsford non‐profit organizations. The event will take place on Fri, Feb 6,  from 1–4:30 pm. The day will feature keynotes addresses from Kevin McCord, president & CEO of the The Vancouver Foundation, who will […]

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UFV launches exhibit on Canadian Sikhs in First World War

Many Canadians fought in the First World War, and many were killed or injured. But it is often forgotten that those Canadians included ethnic minorities such as Indo-Canadians. The year 2014 marked the beginning of the centennial of World War I (also known as the ‘Great War’), which resulted in an estimated loss of 16 […]

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UFV procedures for severe weather

As the winter semester begins, the Fraser Valley is once again experiencing snow, ice, and other winter weather conditions. These conditions can bring challenges when it comes to transportation and keeping our campuses safe for vehicles and pedestrians. The arrival of winter means it’s time to be prepared in the event of a campus closure. […]

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