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Clough and Back win 2013 Betty Urquhart community service award

Two young women striving to make their communities better in very different ways are UFV’s latest Betty Urquhart community service award recipients. Among the first employees of Fraser Valley College (now UFV), Betty believed strongly in the values of volunteering and giving back to the community. While she passed away in 1995, UFV keeps her […]

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Diane Keegan named UFV Governor General’s gold medal winner

It didn’t take long for a Master of Social Work student to break the monopoly held by criminology grads on the Governor General’s gold medal at the University of the Fraser Valley. Until this year, the only program graduating master’s students at UFV was the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice. So they had a […]

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More than 2,000 graduate from UFV in three ceremonies

The University of the Fraser Valley sent another batch of its best and brightest out into the world on June 13 and 14, as more than 2,000 students graduated and more than half of them attended Convocation ceremonies, crossing the stage at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. UFV president Mark Evered addressed the grads […]

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New chapter awaits Gov. General Bronze Medal winner Anna-Marie Krahn

An early love for libraries has a storybook ending for Anna-Marie Krahn, this year’s Governor General’s bronze medal award winner at the University of the Fraser Valley. “At their best, libraries are places where people can connect on a multitude of levels — connect with books, connect with technology, connect with library staff and each […]

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Three student speakers to shine at convocation

Three student speakers will shine at this year’s convocation ceremonies. Derek Froese is an involved Computer Information Systems (CIS) student, Sol Sun will be graduating from the psychology program with honours, and Laurie Schulz has completed her Master of Social Work. All three have advice for students graduating this year, but also for students who […]

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Sharing research with students brings joy to UFV chemist

Research brings great joy to UFV chemist Noham Weinberg. “For, me, it is like drinking clean water fresh from the source! And having students working with you, seeing them grow into independent researchers, is an even greater joy. It is what drives me. Their enthusiasm is contagious! “I like teaching in a classroom setting but […]

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Emphasis on kindness and support equals success for UFV Teaching Excellence winner Linda Pardy

To do Dr. Linda Pardy’s Teaching Excellence award justice, you need a rainy Saturday morning. That’s how long it takes to go through the binder of recommendation letters collected on behalf of the Abbotsford-based UFV communications instructor for the nomination process. Pardy’s nomination was supported by countless students from a range of disciplines who have […]

Artist George Littlechild, 2013 UFV honorary degree recipient.

Cree artist George Littlechild to receive honorary degree from UFV

Prolific and colourful. Vibrant artworks infused with Aboriginal influence but with his own contemporary twist. When you see George Littlechild’s work you won’t soon forget it. The Cree artist, originally from Alberta but now living in British Columbia, has built both a strong reputation and a huge catalog of work over the 25 years he’s […]

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UFV to grant honorary doctorate to Canadian rocker Bif Naked on June 13

Dr. Mark Evered had a surprise for Canadian rocker and motivational speaker Bif Naked when she visited the University of the Fraser Valley on International Women’s Day on March 8. Naked, who was there to speak at a union-sponsored event, met with UFV president Evered before her talk and he asked her if she would […]