Welcome to the following new employees: Jennifer Russell — Assistant, Enrolment Services Olivia Leskiw — Student Recruiter Izudin Issa — Coordinator, Athletic Events Everett Igobwa — Faculty Development Consultant Anita Nielsen — Executive Director, Advancement and Alumni Relations
We will be acknowledging DJ’s service to UFV and congratulating him on his retirement. This will be an informal standing reception with a few people giving short remarks, followed by a gift presentation. People from UFV and the community will be invited, along with former presidents and colleagues. DJ’s UFV service record includes: 1994-2017 — … Read more
Petere Raabe (Philosphy) has been invited to present at the 15th International Conference on Philosophical Practice in Mexico City in June. He is also a member of the academic organizing committee for the conference. He will hold a workshop on philosophy’s role in counselling and psychotherapy, and present a paper titled “Philosophy as Education and … Read more
From November 2017 Welcome to new employees and congratulations to those who have accepted new positions. Hayley Chase — Clerk, Admissions Laura Crawford — Assistant to the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Professional Studies; moved from Department Assistant, Continuing Education Kenneth Harmel — Educational Technologist Jennifer MacDonald — Strategist, Health & Wellness; moved from … Read more
Desiree Blankenberg will be joining UFV on Jan 8 in the position of Associate Director, Centre for Accessibility Services (formerly Disability Resource Centre). Desiree has a Master of Education degree from the University of Alberta in Special Education (2000). Desiree is also a certified school psychologist recognized by the BC Association of School Psychologists (2009). … Read more
How do you know what you need to know if you don’t know?! A UFV faculty and staff tutorial video is now available for basic CCR information. Take two minutes to watch and you’ll be in the know! All CCR-related tutorial can be found at ufv.ca/CCR. Any further inquiries can be directed to myCCR@ufv.ca. https://ufv.ca/co-curricular-record/tutorials/ … Read more
Lenore Newman, UFV’s Canada Reasearch Chair in Food Security & the Environment, discussed colonialism’s impact on Indigenous foodways, and the use of food as a weapon against Indigenous peoples, on CBC Radio: Unreserved recently. Listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/…/food-being-used-as-a-weapon-the-lasting…
Congratulations to Ashley Hayes (Peer Resource and Leadership Centre) and Derek Ward-Hall (Student Recruitment), who were married at Clayburn Village on Sept 16, 2017. Several UFV colleagues were in attendance for the big day.
Remembering Gail Hull Gail Hull, who worked in Financial Services from 1980 until her retirement, passed away on July 15, 2017, after a battle with cancer. Gail retired in 2013 from her role as HR/Payroll Liaison and was known by many for her helpfulness and willingness to always lend a caring ear. Gail’s door was … Read more
Welcome to the following new employees, and congratulations to those who have changed jobs: Cindy Jardine — Canada Research Chair, Health and Community Lisa Matty –– Administrative Assistant, College of Arts Lorelei Janzen — Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences/Nursing Stacie Anaka — Facilities Operations Coordinator, Athletics Sean Rigter — Clerk, Assessment Services moved from … Read more
Sandy Hill of UFV’s Education program was named Teacher Educator of the year by the Association of BC Deans of Education at its annual awards ceremony. Hill has provided exceptional mentoring of pre-service teachers in his work with UFV’s Teacher Education program, the Association noted. He has also been instrumental in furthering the university’s relationships … Read more
An energetic team of generous teen athletes enjoyed a competitive trip to Cuba earlier this year. As part of the U15-BC Goodwill Tour Team, the Abbotsford Outlaws softball squad loaded hundreds of pounds of donations, including UFV water bottles, onto their plane – all of which was handed over to underprivileged Cuban children. The Fraser … Read more
UFV opened its new Health Sciences Centre on the Yale Road Chilliwack campus on April 10, 1992. Here’s a throwback to what the faculty and staff looked like on that day, 25 years ago. Three faculty members still work here. Can you spot them?
Welcome and congratulations to the following employees, who have recently joined UFV or changed positions Jennifer MacDonald — Assistant, Program Development & Quality Assurance Mallory Manley — Assistant, Director of Finance Ashley Hayes — Coordinator, Peer Resource & Leadership Centre Jocelyn Thiessen — Assistant, Bookstore, Chilliwack
Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to report that Dr. Sylvie Murray’s term as Acting Associate Dean of Faculty in the College of Arts has been extended for a second year (the 2017-18 academic year). A search for an ongoing Associate Dean will commence in the fall. Eric