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George Hemeon honoured for career and artistic accomplishments

Typically, awards recognize a major strength of the individual receiving them. But George Hemeon (BA ’04) the latest Distinguished Alumni award winner, was lauded for multiple strengths. Hemeon was honoured for both his career achievements and his artistic talents. He has accomplished a lot in the past decade. The former landscaper earned his Bachelor of […]

Aluminations: Alumni News

Message from the Alumni Association Chair It’s been a busy time these past few months for your Alumni Association and the Alumni Engagement office on campus. We will be watching proudly as more than 1,200 students make the transition to alumni when they walk across the convocation stage this June. We hope you’ll take advantage […]

Institutional Learning Outcomes provide “value-added” education for every UFV grad

A university education should consist of more than the accumulation of a body of knowledge in a certain discipline. That’s the premise of a process that’s been ongoing at UFV since 2011. Many people have brainstormed, planned, deliberated, contributed, and worked together to create the university’s Institutional Learning Outcomes. The ILOs, as they are known, […]

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Success is spelled C-A-S-C-A-D-E-S: UFV’s Athletics enjoys banner year

It’s no longer a question of “Where is Abbotsford?” It’s more like, “Oh no! We have to play the Cascades again?” This year’s version of the UFV Cascades really put the Fraser Valley on the map. UFV Athletics  enjoyed a banner year that included the school’s first-ever women’s CCAA national championship (volleyball), the two basketball […]

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UFV + NASA. Looking for signs of life.

UFV researchers are helping NASA understand the environment of odd life forms. Investigating the universe from the bottom of an ancient lake, right here in BC. Working with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is a dream for most scientists. And it’s something a group of UFV students were able to experience during a summer […]

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Major donation launches UFV Five Corners

UFV will be a major presence at Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack thanks to a major gift from the BMO Bank of Montreal. BMO Financial group donated its building at the historic Chilliwack location to UFV in early 2013. The university will renovate and refurbish the facility in order to create UFV Five Corners, a […]

Recognizing innovation and excellence: three employees honoured for going above and beyond.

Three outstanding UFV employees were honoured recently in the inaugural Employee Excellence awards. The awards recognize and celebrate employees who have inspired others through their outstanding achievement within the university and/or their community. Hope centre coordinator Hilary Kennedy, senior advisor on indigenous affairs Shirley Hardman of Chilliwack, and political science professor Rita Dhamoon, based at […]

Maple Melder-Crozier is a long-time faculty member in the UFV Early Childhood Education and Child and Youth Care department.

The Gatekeeper: who should decide if a student is truly suitable for their chose field? Skookum Soundoff with Maple Melder-Crozier

  I am an educator. As such, I have a mandate to educate the students who come to my classes, using agreed upon educational outcomes and appropriately designed curriculum. I freely share my expertise and relevant experiences. I create innovative assignments, and in-class activities that reinforce student learning. I exhaustively research the most current data, […]