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UFV honours past and present while celebrating 10 years in India

UFV’s decade of success in Chandigarh, India was celebrated with a 10th anniversary gala inside the Student Union Building at the university’s Abbotsford campus recently. Staff, students, and supporters joined President Mark Evered in honouring Chandigarh’s continued success as the only Canadian university campus in India. Evered welcomed UFV professors DJ Sandhu and Lorne Mackenzie […]

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UFV Inspirational Leadership Award: Samantha Pattridge leads by example

Samantha Pattridge is the kind of leader who is admired by her students, the members of the department she leads, and her colleagues at large. She’s a UFV alumna who spread her wings on an academic and career journey that made several stops before she returned to her alma mater to teach in 2007, and […]

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Medical Office Assistant grows in skills and passion

When her supervising physicians asked Kristin Candy to enrol in a newly developed Advanced Medical Office Assistant (AMOA) program, she did not know that her career was about to take an unexpected twist. An esthetician by trade, Kristin had completed her Medical Office Assistant (MOA) training in 2013 while at home caring for her two […]

Support available in wake of Florida shooting

After the horrific event of the Orlando Florida nightclub shooting, some students may experience a traumatic stress reaction. If you are a UFV student and feel distress over this event and need support, please visit Student Services in Abbotsford or Chilliwack (locations and contact information). UFV Counselling services are also available to help (locations and […]

Green Team Blog

Green UFV wins inaugural UFV Teamwork award

  The best teams are made up of groups of individuals who bring a diversity of strengths to the table. Such is the case with UFV’s Green UFV team, inaugural winner of the UFV Teamwork award, presented at the UFV Excellence Awards ceremony on June 8. GreenUFV is a cross-functional team that works on sustainability […]

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Thousands graduate and celebrate at UFV Convocation 2016

Families cheered and friends applauded as graduates crossed the stage during four University of the Fraser Valley Convocation ceremonies, held June 2 and 3 at the Abbotsford Centre. More than 2,300 students earned more than 2,800 credentials at UFV this year, and many of them gathered to formally celebrate and bask in their moment of […]

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Governor General’s Silver Medal: Alyssa Zucchet excels from start to finish

Alyssa Zucchet came to UFV as a stand-out student, and she’s leaving the same way. Recruited out of Chilliwack Secondary in 2012 with a $16,000 President’s Entrance Scholarship, she maintained excellent grades for the full four years, and is leaving with the Governor General’s Silver Medal as the top graduate from a bachelor’s degree program. […]

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Honorary degree recipient Luigi Aquilini built an empire by example

Rags-to-riches stories often offer a glimpse into the highest level of human achievement. But Luigi Aquilini’s tale might top them all. Emigrating from his small Italian hometown, Luigi arrived in Canada penniless. Speaking little to no English and armed with nothing but a fifth-grade education, a strong back, and a determination to succeed, he set […]

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