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UFV Cascades explode in 2011-12 with record breaking performances

The sports historian who wrote “records are meant to broken” must have had this year’s University of the Fraser Valley Cascades in mind, as the nine teams earned two national bronze medals and  three conference silver medals, and four different student-athletes earned national all-star recognition, nine different student-athletes were selected conference all-stars, and two were […]

A little help from our Friends: the journey to university status

  The term “UFV” slips off the tongue rather easily these days. But it is the third acronym used to describe the Fraser Valley’s post-secondary institution in its almost 40-year history. What started as Fraser Valley College became the University of the Fraser Valley in 2008, after a 17-year stint as the University College of […]

Stars come out to shine in support of UFV golf

Golf tournaments and fundraising: the two go hand in hand. So when UFV golf coach Chris Bertram was looking for a way to boost funding for the UFV Cascades golf team, going the golf tourney route was an easy decision. He even had the framework for a successful event in place. Former PGA player Ray […]

FVC roots bring UFV growth: Scott Bate gives back to honour parents

The UFV roots go deep for Scott Bate. He grew up in with Fraser Valley College, moving to Chilliwack from Calgary as an 11-year-old in 1975 when his father Dick was hired to be the first Dean of Instruction. “Dad came out first, and then at spring break the rest of us joined him. I […]

Community support key to UFV success

By Christiane Hodson UFV Interim Director of Development Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.   Margaret Mead (1901–1978) At UFV, Mead’s words resonate. In fact, the university owes its very existence to the vision and perseverance of the citizens […]

Aluminations: Keeping in touch

Beth Maenpaa, BA CYC ’09 — completed her degree in child and youth care and was immediately hired as a supported child development consultant with the Mission Association for Community Living. The education and experience she received in this particular degree program played a major role in gaining employment with this organization. With great appreciation […]

Skookum Soundoff

An opinion piece by Carl Peters, who teaches English, visual arts, and art history at UFV. University Without Condition [1] or the University of Disaster:[2] Radical Pedagogy and the Scholar as Artist The pressures on us to turn classrooms into writing labs, semiotics, response theory, myth or enclaves of National Literature are symptomatic of the […]