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UFV Top 40: Patti MacAhonic — A leader in many fields

Patti MacAhonic’s life has taken some unexpected turns. Married young and widowed young in 1988, she was inspired into activism by injustices she encountered after her husband’s death following a severe workplace injury. Currently executive director at Ann Davis Transition Society in Chilliwack. Patti has applied her skills and talents in many volunteer and paid […]

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New Advising Centre location emphasizes focus on students

A new focus for student advising is coinciding with the opening of the new Student Union Building (SUB) on the Abbotsford campus. UFV has used part of its portion of the new SUB to bring Arts, Science, and Student Services academic advisors together into one area on the Abbotsford campus. This move to a shared […]

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Shirzad Ahmed, Ginny Dennehy, Dr. Catherine Hickson, and Margo Kane to receive honorary degrees from UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley will confer four honorary doctorates this year, recognizing Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to their field. Shirzad Ahmed, Ginny Dennehy, Dr. Catherine Hickson, and Margo Kane will each attend one of UFV’s four Convocation ceremonies to receive an honorary degree. The ceremonies will be held June 11 and […]

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Having fun, helping students at UFV’s 35th Employee Charity Golf Tournament

Great weather and an even better cause welcomed dozens of duffers to last weekend’s UFV Employee Charity Golf Tournament at Abbotsford’s Fraserglen Golf Course. (See photos here) Over its 35-year history, the event has become a seasonal favourite for UFV employees. Leading the charge once again was UFV’s Faculty and Staff Association and Human Resources […]

Long-term employees Alan Cameron (40 years!), Doug Hudson (35 years), Shelley Hayes (30 years), Bob Peters (35 years), and Ian Fenwick (35 years).

UFV celebrates long-term employees

More than 100 UFV employees are marking an important milestone this year. Those who have been employed for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 40 years were honored at an evening ceremony on May 6. One, Alan Cameron of Modern Languages, has been working here since just after the end of the Vietnam war in […]

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UFV hosts secondary school math contest

UFV hosted the B.C. Secondary Schools math contest for the 18th time on Fri, May 1. The event included 70 juniors and 54 seniors. Contestants can win up to $2,400 each in UFV tuition waivers. Winners included: Junior Division (Grade 10 and under) Cavizshajan Skanthan, Meadowridge School Courtenay Chu, Pacific Academy Jiwon Min, Yale Secondary […]

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Top 40 Alumni: Amar Kingra — Criminal justice is all in the family for Kingras

Abbotsford Police Staff Sgt. Amar Kingra’s family has a very close relationship with two major Fraser Valley organizations. One is the Abbotsford Police Department, which Amar joined in 1981. His nephew, Constable Charn Kingra (also a UFV alumnus and a sessional criminology instructor), followed him into the force in 1996. And just last year, his […]

UFV receives Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship funding for urban food systems exchange program

The world’s food supply is under pressure from climate change, population growth, drought, and other changing factors. A University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) study examining the sustainability of food production has received key funding from the recently established Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. The project, entitled Urban Food Systems in Dar […]

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