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Dr. Tracy Ryder Glass, Dean of Professional Studies

Tracy Ryder Glass is the new Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies

Dr. Tracy Ryder Glass has joined UFV as the Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies, replacing Dr. Rosetta Khalideen, who served in the role for six years. The Faculty of Professional Studies is comprised of the School of Business, the School of Social Work and Human Services, and other departments and programs including Teacher […]

Nominations sought for UFV’s Teaching Excellence and Research Excellence awards

UFV is once again looking to recognize excellence in teaching and research among its faculty members. The nomination deadline for both the Teaching Excellence and the Research Excellence awards  — presented annually at UFV Convocation — is Fri, Feb. 7. Teaching Excellence: Nominations are encouraged from faculty, students, alumni, and staff to recognize excellent UFV […]

Be Well at Work project wind-up

This November the University of British Columbia’s Be Well at Work project held a study Celebration Wrap-up event at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). Dr. Carolyn Gotay, a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention, was principal investigator […]

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Fitting memorial for Keith Newport unveiled at UFV’s TTC

A crowd of 50 family and friends gathered outside UFV’s Trades and Technology Centre recently for a fitting celebration of beloved former employee Keith Newport, who passed away suddenly on June 30 at the age of 55. Trades and Technology director Rolf Arnold — together with Corry, Keith’s wife of 35 years— unveiled a stainless […]

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Sylvie Murray new program development coordinator

Dr. Sylvie Murray, who was most recently a faculty member in the History department, has taken on the position of program development coordinator, replacing the recently retired Cheryl Dahl. Murray joined UFV as a faculty member in the History department in 1994 and served as department head from 2003-2007. She has been active in a […]

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Obituary: UFV loses beloved employee and volunteer Keith Newport

Gregarious UFV employee Keith Newport passed away suddenly on June 30. He was 55. An active and enthusiastic volunteer, Keith joined UFV on Sept. 29, 2008 as a program technician for the transport trades at UFV’s Trades & Technology Centre in Chilliwack. He lived in Yarrow (or ‘South Sardis’ as he liked to say) and […]

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David McGuire new head of UFV International

David McGuire joined the University of the Fraser Valley in the position of executive director of UFV International, effective June 1, 2013. McGuire brings a breadth of experience in international education to UFV. His early career includes over 10 years living and working in Korea, first as a college and university instructor and then expanding […]

UFV connections to provincial election are many and varied

As the provincial election kicks into high gear, people with connections to UFV are involved in several campaigns. Some are high-profile candidates, while others are helping behind the scenes. While UFV is bound by law to be non-political and does not endorse candidates, UFV president Mark Evered is pleased with the level of activity shown […]