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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

25- and 35-year employees honoured at tribute dinner

They brought more than 200 years of combined experience with them to the gathering as UFV celebrated employees with 25 or 35 years of experience on April 18, 2013. Honoured as 35-year employees at the dinner were English instructor Virginia Cooke, communications instructor Diane Luu, and VP External Harv McCullough. Recognized for 25 years of […]

UFV celebrates 10- and 20-year employees in style

UFV President Mark Evered joined Board Chair Larry Stinson and Union President Virginia Cooke in congratulating UFV’s 10- and 20-year employees at the CEP campus April 18. Evered thanked the venerable employees for what they’ve done for thousands of students, in addition to countless coworkers. “Thank you on behalf of all those lives you’ve touched, […]

The Elephant in the Room is… named Fraser

Welcome to FRASER, the aptly named elephant in Room A273 in Abbotsford. Many thanks to those who submitted the very creative, thoughtful and clever names for the Elephant in the Room…the Conflict Resolution Room (office) that is!  All of the suggested names were meaningful, relevant, funny and creative.Names offered included references to literature, religion, and […]

Strachan hangs up her safety jacket after 26 years teaching first aid

Beth Strachan: first-aid trainer of a generation of workers When a family member suffers a heart attack or stroke, a co-worker is hurt in an industrial accident, or a car crashes on the road in front of us, we’re all grateful for first-aid skills. Yes, the 911 call will bring the paramedics and firefighters racing […]

Dr. Vladimir Dvoracek

Vlada Dvoracek to head Institutional Research and Integrated Planning

Dr. Vladimir Dvoracek is UFV’s new Associate Vice President, Institutional Research and Integrated Planning. The role combines two previously separate portfolios into one. “I look forward to working with administration, faculty, and staff to use data analysis to move the university forward,” said Vlada. “It’s about providing context, not just the numbers. We must never […]