After Ricardo Jahns Gigglburger graduated with an engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration, he thought his schooling was over. It seemed, however, that school was not quite done with him. “I discovered Computer Science when I was about to finish my Engineering degree, and I immediately knew that computers would be my passion,” [...]
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Betty Urquhart was one of UFV’s first employees, and her commitment to building a strong relationship between UFV and the Fraser Valley community is one that lasts to this day. In 1995, UFV introduced the Betty Urquhart community service award to honour community members or groups that are committed to the same cause. This year [...]
University of the Fraser Valley students proudly walked across the stage to receive their certificates, diplomas, degrees, and awards at the 2012 convocation. Taking place at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, there were three ceremonies between Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15.
There were Van Meers and Dhaliwals, Malloways and Froeses, and Kims and MacDonalds in the spotlight on June 14 and 15 as more than a thousand new graduates of the University of the Fraser Valley crossed the stage at three convocation ceremonies at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre adjacent to the Abbotsord campus. Approximately [...]
Donna Alary is the first to admit that it took longer than she expected to finish her master’s degree. She started the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with the first-ever group, or cohort, to enrol in the program at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2005. She completed the nine courses required with [...]
When Marina Parapini was told she had won the Governor General’s bronze medal at UFV, she had no idea what that meant. A quick Google search soon told her that it meant she had the highest GPA amongst those completing a two-year diploma at UFV — something that was both an honour and a surprise. [...]
Kyriel Funk of Abbotsford almost didn’t find out she won the Lieutenant Governor’s medal this year. “I’d paid my tuition online but I’d made a mistake and was $36 short,” she says with a laugh, “so when I saw that I had a voicemail from UFV, I didn’t even listen to it. I just raced [...]
June 14 and 15 are no ordinary weekdays at UFV this year. They are the days of our Convocation ceremonies, during which we celebrate the achievements of approximately 2,100 UFV graduates. The ceremonies will be held at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, adjacent to our Abbotsford campus. As per UFV’s established practice, all day-time [...]
Can’t make to this week’s convocation ceremonies at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre?
That’s OK! We’ve got you covered. You can catch the event both online and on the radio.
In a way, Dr. Olav Lian is just a grown-up version of the proverbial little boy who likes to pick up rocks at the seashore to see what’s under them. But along the way, he has collected a bachelor’s degree in physics, a master’s in physical geography, and a doctorate in geology; built state-of-the-art luminescence [...]
If you think “MacMath” is a fitting name for a teacher, you’d be right. Dr. Sheryl MacMath is a faculty member of the Teacher Education program at UFV, and she is also the 2012 recipient of UFV’s Teaching Excellence award. This annual award recognizes not only the classroom aspect of teaching, but the behind-the-scenes work [...]
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