Congratulations to Maggi Lang of Alumni Relations and husband Mitch on the birth of their first child, a girl. Penelope Florence Lang was born January 15, 2017. She weighed 8 lb 1 oz and was 52 cm long.
Many of us at UFV will be saddened to learn that Fay Hyndman, who retired from UFV in 2009 after coordinating UFV’s Writing Centre for many years, passed away Jan 10, 2017, after graciously facing cancer. Fay began her work at Fraser Valley College in 1987, following careers as a high-school teacher and flight attendant. […]
The recipe for 15 minutes of Canadian fame? Write a book about Canadian cuisine. In one week, Dr. Lenore Newman, whose book Speaking in Cod Tongues launched officially on Jan 12, has been interviewed by CBC’s The Current, had her book excerpted and reviewed in the Globe and Mail, and been interviewed for numerous regional […]
Peter Raabe of the Philosophy department is celebrating the translation of his latest book into Korean. “The 600-page Korean version of my book Philosophy’s Role in Counseling and Psychotherapy was painstakingly translated during the past year by Dr. Soo Bae Kim, Professor at the Dept. of Philosophy, Chungnam National University,” reports Raabe. “It’s the second […]
From the people who bring you this UFV Now enews, here is a little light holiday fun.
Congratulations to Alisa Webb, Associate Dean of Students, College of the Arts, on receiving the Rising Star award from the BC Council on Admissions and Transfers. “As Associate Dean of Students in Arts at UFV, Dr. Webb has significantly improved approaches to articulation at UFV and has completed a range of innovative and new block […]
Welcome to the following new employees, and congratulations to those who are moving to a new position within UFV. Sherri Magson — Manager, Advancement, University Relations; moved from Advancement Officer, Major Gifts Kelly Gardner — Assistant, Director, School of Business Katrina Owens — Coordinator, Athletic Events Evgenia Pyzhyanova — Department Assistant, Graphic & Digital Design […]
Congratulations to Alumni Relations Manager Whitney Fordham and her husband Peter Skrzyniarz on the arrival of their daughter Isabela Fordham-Skrzyniarz. She was born November 21, 2016, at Chilliwack General Hospital, and weighed 7 lb 8 oz.
Nicolle Bourget has joined the ITS department and UFV as the Project Manager responsible for the Pedagogy Investment Project, announced by Provost Eric Davis earlier this year. Nicolle most recently worked at TELUS, where she managed a number of technology, infrastructure, and business transformation programs over the past 19 years. Nicolle holds a PMP certification […]
Lorne Rowan, a security officer based at the Chilliwack campus at CEP, passed away on Nov 12. Members of the UFV community who wish to attend his funeral service will find details below, along with his obituary, as printed in the Nov 16 Abbotsford News. Tuesday, November 22. 1030am, open invitation. St. Anne’s Catholic Church, […]
Dan Kinvig, communications coordinator for UFV Athletics, usually has one main job on Cascades game days: get the word out to media about the results from UFV’s various athletic teams. But this past Saturday, Nov. 12, he faced a dilemma: four Cascades teams were playing, and his wife Danielle was in labour with their third […]
UFV political scientist Ron Dart is celebrating the publication of his latest book, The North American High Tory Tradition, from American Anglican Press. In the book, Dart “shines light upon the classical lineage, deep wisdom and enduring nature of the High Tory tradition as it has been planted and grown in the soil of North […]
Univerity Librarian Kim Isaac visited her old mentor, Betty Harris, recently to present her with the UFV Librarian Emeritus award. Here are some words from Kim about the key role Betty played in the development of the UFV library: Betty was the founding library director at Fraser Valley College, and served in that role from […]
UFV history professor Barbara Messamore is quoted in a Maclean’s survey of Canada’s 23 prime ministers, published today on Oct 7. A panel of 123 academics and journalists, from Canada and around the world, rated the country’s leaders since Confederation in 1867, on a scale of 0 to 5. Top ratings went to W.L. Mackenzie […]
Welcome to the following new employees, and congratulations to those who have moved into a new job. As of September 2016 Mary Saudelli — Faculty Development Consultant Lori McHattie — Counsellor Aneeta Dastoor — Counsellor Alex Wetmore — Assistant Professor, College of Arts, English Kseniya Garaschuk — Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science, Mathematics & Statistics […]
Find out more about the newest members of the Faculty of Science: Nathan Bialas, Linus Chiang, Golfam Ghafourifar and Kseniya Garaschuk. See the UFV Science blog for details.
Nicole Klassen has rejoined the Dean’s Office, College of Arts, as Manager of Academic & Administrative Services, a role she filled on a temporary basis for six months in 2015. For the past year Nicole was the acting Finance Analyst & Liaison to the College of Arts. She has also worked in the Dean’s Office, […]
Betty Peters has been hired as UFV’s Indigenous Student Transition Coordinator for a term position of one year. As the coordinator, Betty will work with new Indigenous students to support their transition into, retention in, and successful completion of UFV programs. She looks forward to working with students to ensure they get the academic and […]
Dr. Margaret Coombes has been appointed to the role of Director of the School of Social Work and Human Services effective September 2016. She holds a PhD from the University of Buffalo, a Master of Social Work from Syracuse University, a Bachelor of Social Work from Dalhousie University, and a BA from the University of […]
Dr. Vandy Britton has been appointed to the role of department head for the Teacher Education department, effective July 2016. She holds a PhD and a Master of Education from Simon Fraser University, a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre from the University of […]
UFV is committed to increasing experiential learning opportunities for students, and a newly created position will help to accomplish this. Under the direction of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, UFV’s commitment will be supported through a project to develop a leading-edge model to coordinate and increase experiential education opportunities for students at a primarily undergraduate […]
“My little gifts add up!” Cecelia Dirksen, assistant to the UFV Dean of Arts, was surprised to find out that she has donated to UFV a total of 260 times over the past eight years, mostly through payroll deduction. “I hardly notice the payroll donations,” she adds. Cecelia has a unique approach to her gift […]
Teaching and Learning welcomes Dr. Mary Gene Saudelli as the Faculty Development Consultant in the Teaching and Learning Centre. Mary has been teaching for over 25 years, the last 12 in higher education. She has taught in Canada, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Istanbul. Mary embraces interdisciplinary, international, and Indigenous educational projects […]
Please join us in welcoming Susan Francis to the Continuing Education (CE) department as Manager of Continuing Education. Susan’s first official day in her new role is August 8, 2016. Susan holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from UFV. She has worked in post-secondary […]