Author Archive | Anne Russell

Coast Capital investment pays lasting dividends

Leaders guide, they motivate, they inspire. At the University of the Fraser Valley, leaders can be found among faculty, staff, and alumni. Now, thanks to the efforts of the UFV Student Life department and with funding from Coast Capital Savings, more leaders will come from our largest population — students. Student Life had already established […]

UFV’s Roger Friesen works to keep Olympians in winning frame of mind

With the 2010 countdown nearly complete, all top-level athletes competing in Vancouver’s Olympic and Paralympic Games are as physically fit as they are going to get. But as history has shown dozens of times, it’s not always the body or the training that lets down the Olympian. Often it’s the mind. Jitters, butterflies, nerves, or […]

UFV welcomed new president, marked significant anniversary in 2009

Dec 31, 2009 The year 2009 was a significant one for the University of the Fraser Valley in many ways. UFV marked its 35th anniversary in April, it celebrated the first graduates to complete their studies at the newly named University of the Fraser Valley in June, and it welcomed its fifth president and vice-chancellor, […]

Evered takes the helm at UFV

Dr. Mark Evered has been watching the University of the Fraser Valley with interest for the past few years. Now he’ll be getting to know the place a lot better, after recently beginning his term as the university’s fifth president and vice-chancellor. “This is really the capstone to my career,” he says. “It provides me […]

Evered takes the helm at UFV

Dr. Mark Evered has been watching the University of the Fraser Valley with interest for the past few years. Now he’ll be getting to know the place a lot better, after recently beginning his term as the university’s fifth president and vice-chancellor.   “This is really the capstone to my career,” he says. “It provides […]

Bassford leaves legacy of new name, new campus, new community connections

When Dr. Skip Bassford agreed to take up the presidency of the University College of the Fraser Valley in 1998, it was because he was intrigued by a concept. The university colleges of British Columbia were unique types of post-secondary institutions – ones that combined degree-level university studies with applied disciplines. This meant not only […]

UCFV honours Abbotsford pioneer family with student residence name

Although the new student residence hall at UCFV’s Abbotsford campus does offer its tenants a spectacular view of Mt. Baker, the building does not take its name — Baker House — from the American volcanic peak. Rather, it honours a hardworking Abbotsford pioneer family that once owned the land where the new building now sits. […]

Bains named director of UCFV’s new Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies

After an extensive search and recruiting process, Satwinder Bains of Abbotsford has been chosen as the the Director of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at the University College of the Fraser Valley. “We are extremely lucky to have been able to recruit someone like Satwinder,” said UCFV Dean of Research Yvon Dandurand. “She is very […]

Passion for writing paid off for Schroeder — honorary degree 2002

Honorary degree — Andreas Schroeder Passion for writing paid off for Schroeder The odds were not stacked in favour of Andreas Schroeder becoming a writer, much less a successful one who could support himself and a family by working with words. Schroeder, who received an honorary doctorate of letters degree from UCFV this year, came […]

Scott honored for commitment to social justice

Honorary degree — Jean Scott Scott honored for commitment to social justice  Jean Scott of Chilliwack has become the first woman to receive an honorary degree from the University College of the Fraser Valley. Jean, who turned 90 in April, has been a social activist longer than most people have been alive. She has devoted […]

Obituary: Tim Segger

Tim Segger, who served UFV in several administrative capacities until his retirement in 2010, passed away on November 23, 2015 after a battle with cancer. Tim joined what was then Fraser Valley College as an instructor in 1979 as a sessional instructor in the  Criminal Justice department, to which he was later appointed as a […]