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 — […]
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 […]
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 […]
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). […]
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/ […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
April 4, 2017, marks 43 years since provincial education minister Eileen Dailly announced the formation of Fraser Valley College. Visit our 40th anniversary site for a timeline of UFV history: http://40.ufv.ca/ And here is a link to a collection of sets of historical photos.
Congratulations to Ezzy Bruce (Advancement) and husband Dean on the birth of their daughter, Cora Carmen Salazar Bruce. She was born on Thurs, March 30, at Peace Arch Hospital, and weighed 7 lb, 8 oz.
A message from Jackie Hogan, CFO & VP Administration: Dear Colleagues, As follow up to Board Chair John Pankratz’s message of March 3, 2017 announcing my appointment to the role of interim President and Vice Chancellor effective July 1, 2017, I am pleased to announce the plan for administrative continuity within the CFO & VP […]
Kinesiology professor Lauren Couture and husband Marc welcomed baby Charles (Charlie) on Fri, March 24, 2017. He weighed 8 lb, 6 oz and was born at Royal Columbian Hospital. Big brother Russell is happy to welcome his new sibling.
Congratulations to theatre professor Heather Davis-Fisch and husband Scott on the birth of their second son, Quinn Michael Davis-Fisch. He was born February 28, 2017. Big brother Jasper is happy to welcome Quinn, who weighed 7 lb, 12 oz at birth. Save Save
As a staff member at UFV you are eligible to utilize $400 of your professional development funds on Continuing Education courses. In today’s workplace digital media and creative practice are more valuable than ever! Gain the skills necessary to succeed in your current role or advance your career with a Centre for Creative Development course. […]
David Harper (Kinesiology) gave a public presentation on ketogenic diets and chronic disease at the recent Specialty Food Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Here’s a link to his presentation.
Welcome to the following new employees and congratulations to those who have taken on a new position at UFV. Kayla Webster — Assistant, Career Services Julie Meloshinsky — Officer, Accounts Payable Catherine Wilson — Switchboard Operator Tracey McKone — Assistant, Advancement Services
For Norm Taylor the inspiration for giving to UFV is all around him. “Just look at them,” he says, gesturing to the students who have arrived early to do homework before the physics lab he is preparing for them officially starts. “We have so many smart, motivated students. How can you not want to […]
What do you do when you’re a basketball fanatic and your brand new outdoor hoop freezes in an ice storm? Try to shoot a basket, of course. Look what happened when Dan Kinvig, communications coordinator for UFV Athletics, tried to shoot hoops in the aftermath of Thursday’s ice storm. Video here.
Congratulations to Charlene Smadello of Health Sciences and husband Billy on the birth of their fourth child, a daughter. Her name is Amyah Scarlett Rose Smadello, she weighed 7 lb, 14 oz, and she was born on a snowy Saturday on Feb 4, 2017, at 10:31 pm. A sister for Seth, Trinity, and Michaela.