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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 […]

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 […]

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′]

UFV nursing students in the 1990s

UFV nursing alumni invited to first-ever reunion Oct 21/22

Calling all nurses! Do you remember when UFV was UCFV or even FVC? Getting your diploma or degree back when you still had to wear your ‘whites’ to class? Doing your clinicals at the old MSA hospital? When you took your training beside the carpenters at the old Portage Avenue campus? Come back and relive […]

Student Welcome Back Barbecue 2011

Nothing says ‘welcome back’ like a great barbecue

UFV students on the Abbotsford, Chilliwack North, Chilliwack South and Mission campuses were welcomed back for the new school year barbecue-style, in early September. We thought we’d grill up some burgers for them, before grilling them on exams later… View photos from the Abbotsford campus event below.   [AFG_gallery id=’4′]

UFV launches Faculty of Health Sciences on Chilliwack campus

BC Health Minister Mike de Jong, UFV VP Academic and Provost Eric Davis, Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz, UFV President Mark Evered, Chilliwack MLA John Les, UFV acting Health Sciences Dean Diane Reed, UFV Chancellor Brian Minter, UFV Dean of Professional Studies Rosetta Khalideen, and UFV Board Chair Larry Stinson were all on hand for the […]

Tea Time Fall 2011

Tea Time resumes at Baker House

September 12, 2011 — For the second year in a row, Tea Time will run every Friday at Baker House from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m, starting on September 16, 2011. Run in collaboration by UFV International and UFV Residence, Tea Time is an informal drop-in where both international and Canadian students can connect with […]