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Carl Peters

Carl Peters publishes book on bill bissett

Carl Peters (who teaches English, Creative Writing, Visual Arts and Art History) has written the first book-length critical analysis of poet bill bissett’s work. Although internationally recognized as a pioneer of visual, concrete, sound, and performance poetry, few critics recognize bill bissett’s work in the visual arts to be of equal aesthetic importance — very […]

Simon Gibson launches office politics column

Business admin sessional Simon Gibson, also a 30-year councillor for the City of Abbotsford, has found a niche for a newspaper column and filled it. His weekly column on office politics (which you can see at www.officepolitics101.com ) is now running in 25 newspapers throughout British Columbia including in such communities as Kelowna, Burnaby, Langley, […]

Dental Hygiene grads 2011

UFV Dental Hygiene grads score above national average

Students enrolled in UFV’s Dental Hygiene diploma program earned top marks in the National Dental Hygiene certification board examination, completed this past May. UFV dental hygiene students consistently scored above the national average compared to other students who wrote the same exam across Canada. “We are very pleased with the results; we know our graduates […]

New folks: Ashley Wray

Ashley Wray has joined UFV as a marketing and communications specialist, replacing Patty Wellborn, who has moved to the Okanagan. Ashley is an award-winning journalist who most recently worked for the Abbotsford News. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Kwantlen University, and experience in several sectors of journalism, having worked […]

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 […]