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UFV Top 40 alumni: Shelley Besse — from teller to president at Envision Financial

From part-time teller to president of Envision Financial, Shelley Besse’s success follows a simple recipe: work hard, believe in yourself, and invest in the people around you. A UFV Top 40 Alumni and highly respected leader with extensive knowledge in financial services, Shelley’s focus throughout her career has been facilitating excellent member experiences. That passion […]

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UFV Top 40 Alumni: Luke Armstrong — Bringing security to the danger zone

Luke Armstrong is one of those people who willingly travels to danger zones from which others flee. A security advisor by profession and one of UFV’s Top 40 Alumni, he recently returned from Liberia, where he managed the security needs of medical professionals responding to the Ebola outbreak. The work is challenging, to say the […]

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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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