UFV’s Roger Friesen works to keep Olympians in winning frame of mind

With the 2010 countdown nearly complete, all top-level athletes competing in Vancouver’s Olympic and Paralympic Games are as physically fit as they are going to get. But as history has shown dozens of times, it’s not always the body or the training that lets down the Olympian. Often it’s the mind. Jitters, butterflies, nerves, or […]

UFV welcomed new president, marked significant anniversary in 2009

Dec 31, 2009 The year 2009 was a significant one for the University of the Fraser Valley in many ways. UFV marked its 35th anniversary in April, it celebrated the first graduates to complete their studies at the newly named University of the Fraser Valley in June, and it welcomed its fifth president and vice-chancellor, […]

UCFV honours Abbotsford pioneer family with student residence name

Although the new student residence hall at UCFV’s Abbotsford campus does offer its tenants a spectacular view of Mt. Baker, the building does not take its name — Baker House — from the American volcanic peak. Rather, it honours a hardworking Abbotsford pioneer family that once owned the land where the new building now sits. […]

Bains named director of UCFV’s new Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies

After an extensive search and recruiting process, Satwinder Bains of Abbotsford has been chosen as the the Director of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at the University College of the Fraser Valley. “We are extremely lucky to have been able to recruit someone like Satwinder,” said UCFV Dean of Research Yvon Dandurand. “She is very […]

Passion for writing paid off for Schroeder — honorary degree 2002

Honorary degree — Andreas Schroeder Passion for writing paid off for Schroeder The odds were not stacked in favour of Andreas Schroeder becoming a writer, much less a successful one who could support himself and a family by working with words. Schroeder, who received an honorary doctorate of letters degree from UCFV this year, came […]

Scott honored for commitment to social justice

Honorary degree — Jean Scott Scott honored for commitment to social justice  Jean Scott of Chilliwack has become the first woman to receive an honorary degree from the University College of the Fraser Valley. Jean, who turned 90 in April, has been a social activist longer than most people have been alive. She has devoted […]