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Dr. Joanne MacLean new Dean of Health Sciences at UFV

Dr. Joanne MacLean will be joining the University of the Fraser Valley as Dean of the new Faculty of Health Sciences on August 1. This is a new role heading up a new faculty, one created by bringing the Kinesiology and Physical Education department together with programs in Nursing, Practical Nursing, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, […]

Variety of work presented at UFV Student Research Day

The hard work of UFV students spanning a cross-section of studies was on display recently at the annual Student Research Day. Presented by the UFV Research Advisory Council, the event featured students presenting their research during three-minute talks (also called microlectures), and poster presentations. To take part, students had to conduct research under the supervision […]

Teaching life skills in Antigua — in the classroom and on the field

  Teaching life skills through physical and health education is the goal for a group of UFV students heading to Antigua for the month of May. The 18 students will be heading to the Caribbean island for four weeks for a project titled Champions for Health Promoting Schools. Consisting of mostly kinesiology and physical education […]

Annual directors’ theatre festival returns to UFV

This spring, from April 25 to 29, the two theatre spaces on the Chilliwack campus of The University of The Fraser Valley will be buzzing with life and creativity, as Directors’ Theatre Festival performers from throughout the province strut -their- stuff on stage. This is the Seventeenth  Annual Directors’ Theatre Festival at UFV and the […]

The old CE gang checks out the new Continuing Studies digs

Continuing Education (now Continuing Studies) has been an integral part of UFV since we were founded in 1974. If fact the first UFV employees were continuing education planners seconded from the school districts. Continuing Studies director Cheryl Isaac invited past and current CE colleagues to tour the new UFV Clearbrook Centre on Sunday, April 22. […]

Lenore Newman in Maclean’s magazine: What you’ll be eating soon

Dr. Lenore Newman, UFV’s Canada Research Chair in food security and environment, was recently interviewed for an article in  Maclean’s magazine. Read the excerpt below. For the full article, click here: http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/04/20/tomorrows-food/ It could be we’ll discover some delicious new green that’s barely known here, like a blue lettuce from Afghanistan that Schonwald describes, or […]

Long-term employees recognized

Oh, the stories they could tell! UFV recognized some long-term, and some long, long, looooooooooong-term employees on April 10 with two celebrations. In an afternoon ceremony, some of the more than one hundred 10- and 20-year employees from 2011 and 2012 were recognized and thanked by President Mark Evered, Board Chair Larry Stinson, FSA President […]

UFV employee awards recognize innovation and excellence

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 […]

UFV’s Absolute Style offers backstage view of fashion industry

Researching trends, preparing a collection, and styling models are all a part of UFV’s annual runway show, Absolute Style. The one-day event highlights the work of the Fashion Design program and its grad students, while providing them with real-world fashion industry experience. Absolute Style 2012 is taking place on Wednesday, April 25 with two shows […]

Coast Capital donation sustains and enriches leadership at UFV

Student leadership will continue to thrive at the University of the Fraser Valley, thanks to a $50,000 contribution from Coast Capital Savings, Canada’s second-largest credit union. The funding is part of an ongoing partnership between the University of the Fraser Valley and Coast Capital Savings that has been helping to foster the development of leaders […]

Celebrate 100 years with ‘friend of UFV’ Jean Scott

  What were you doing 100 years ago? If you’re like most of us, you were a long way from conception. But if you’re Jean Scott of Chilliwack, you were busy being born, just one week after the sinking of the Titanic. Scott, a well-known community activist and feminist who has made her mark both […]