Maria Parapini Blog

Renaissance woman Marina Parapini bronze academic medalist at UFV

When Marina Parapini was told she had won the Governor General’s bronze medal at UFV, she had no idea what that meant. A quick Google search soon told her that it meant she had the highest GPA amongst those completing a two-year diploma at UFV — something that was both an honour and a surprise. […]


Convocation June 14 and 15 — Classes cancelled, parking free!

June 14 and 15 are no ordinary weekdays at UFV this year. They are the days of our Convocation ceremonies, during which we celebrate the achievements of approximately 2,100 UFV graduates. The ceremonies will be held at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, adjacent to our Abbotsford campus. As per UFV’s established practice, all day-time […]


Watch UFV Convocation 2012 live!

Can’t make to this week’s convocation ceremonies at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre?
That’s OK! We’ve got you covered. You can catch the event both online and on the radio.

Olav Lian for Blog 342

Olav Lian winner of the inaugural UFV Research Excellence award

In a way, Dr. Olav Lian is just a grown-up version of the proverbial little boy who likes to pick up rocks at the seashore to see what’s under them. But along the way, he has collected a bachelor’s degree in physics, a master’s in physical geography, and a doctorate in geology; built state-of-the-art luminescence […]

Sheryl MacMath stands outside the bookstore at the new CEP building.

Sheryl MacMath is UFV’s top teaching prof for 2012

If you think “MacMath” is a fitting name for a teacher, you’d be right. Dr. Sheryl MacMath is a faculty member of the Teacher Education program at UFV, and she is also the 2012 recipient of UFV’s Teaching Excellence award. This annual award recognizes not only the classroom aspect of teaching, but the behind-the-scenes work […]

Jumpiing Grads 2009

Graduates: start your engines! Convocation 2012 this Thurs and Fri

It’s the time of year to celebrate at UFV. More than 2,100 students will be graduating from a variety of degree, diploma, and certificate programs this Thursday and Friday, June 14 and 15, with more than 1,000 of them expected to attend the ceremonies and cross the stage. All convocation ceremonies will be at the […]

Sheldon Kennedy

Sheldon Kennedy to receive honorary degree from UFV

Fourteen years ago, Sheldon Kennedy stood up to a bully and abuser on behalf of himself and all victims of childhood sexual abuse. The former pro hockey player was the first to accuse Graham James of abusing junior hockey players, which led to a conviction and, eventually, further charges. It was a very brave thing […]