Author Archive | Anne Russell

UFV in the news: Rickaby off to meet Obama

Michelle, meet Michelle (Obama that is). Two local women who are also cancer survivors and authors will be heading off to Washington, D.C. in early October after being nominated for a prestigious award at the Global Woman Summit. UFV’s Michelle Rickaby of Yarrow and Glenda Standeven of Chilliwack, co-authors of Choosing to Smile with Julie […]

UFV in the news: McCullough to take on advising role re partnerships

Longtime Dean of Trades and Technology Harv McCullough will step down from that role in a few months, and take on the part-time role of advising President Mark Evered on community and industry partnerships. Read the full story as reported in the Chilliwack Progress (link below). UFV looks to strengthen partnerships Chilliwack Progress – September […]

Chris Bertram

Bertram to speak on new approaches to helping children with FASD

Where some people focus on weaknesses, Dr. Chris Bertram prefers to focus on strengths. The University of the Fraser Valley kinesiologist has been working with a research team for five years, trying to find ways to help children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder live up their full potential. Bertram, this year’s winner of the Teaching […]

Trevor Carolan to speak on Group of Seven master Frederick Varley

    UFV English professor Trevor Carolan will be speaking on Group of Seven Artist Frederick Varley this weekend. This important member of Canada’s iconic Group of Seven artists lived and worked in the Vancouver area during the 1930s.  While residing near Rice Lake in North Vancouver, Varley painted many of his great masterworks and […]

Brian Minter and daughter and grandson

Minter to serve another three years as UFV Chancellor

Canadian gardening icon and Fraser Valley community leader Dr. Brian Minter has been reappointed to a second three-year term as Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley. A recipient of the Order of Canada, the Spirit of Enterprise award, and the BC Small Business Excellence award, Dr. Minter is a horticulturist, entrepreneur and co-owner […]

New Chilliwack campus coming along nicely

By this time next year, the majority of UFV Chilliwack-based students will be studying at the new Chilliwack campus at the Canada Education Park. The former engineering school building on the former Canadian Forces base is undergoing at $40-million extreme makeover, including renovation and new construction. All programs on the Chilliwack campus except for theatre […]

UFV signs accord on Indigenous Education

  UFV recently joined more than 50 faculties of education across Canada in signing an Accord on Indigenous Education. The accord was signed to acknowledge the institutional awareness of aboriginal education issues and highlight a commitment to promoting integration of indigenous knowledge within teacher education programs. “This won’t be an on-the-shelf document, but a living […]

Kinesiology students first non-Europeans to take part in EduSport in Italy

This summer, UFV Kinesiology and Physical Education students participated in EduSport – an International Summer School in Education and Sport Sciences hosted by the University of Bologna in northern Italy. This was the eighth session of the EduSport program, which has run every summer since 2004, and is traditionally open only to students who attend […]

Donors thanked at UFV Changing Lives awards ceremony soiree

“Thank you, thank you, thank you.” If you were an eavesdropper at the University of the Fraser Valley Changing Lives awards ceremony on Sept 20, you would have heard those words repeated over and over again. This year, the UFV development office, which coordinates all fundraising initiatives at UFV, tried a new cocktail party-style format […]

Some brightly painted faces at the Tailgate party

Cascades tailgate party

UFV Cascades put on a tailgate party before the men’s basketball exhibition game against Santa Clara on Sept 9, 2011. View the photo gallery below of the great time had by students, faculty and staff outside the Envision Athletics Centre on the Abbotsford campus.[AFG_gallery id=’3′]