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Births — Lang

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.   

Sad news — Fay Hyndman has passed away: UFV memorial on Jan 27

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. […]

Newman’s book launch leads to media whirlwind

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 […]

Raabe book translated and released in Korea

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 […]

Alisa Webb wins BCCAT award

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 […]

New Hires, Moves and Changes — Nov 2016

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 […]

Births: Welcome Isabela Fordham-Skrzyniarz

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 hired as project manager for Pedagogy Investment Project

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 […]

Sad news: security officer Lorne Rowan has passed away

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, […]

Births: Daddy Kinvig welcomes son and meets deadlines

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 […]

Dart book on High Tory tradition published

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 […]

Betty Harris receives Librarian Emeritus award

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’s Messamore quoted in Maclean’s national survey of Canada’s leaders

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 […]

New Hires, Moves, and Changes

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 […]

New faces in the Faculty of Science

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.  

Betty Peters is UFV’s new Indigenous Student Transition Coordinator

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. Vandy Britton appointed Department Head for Teacher Ed

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 […]

Larissa Horne appointed Experiential Education Coordinator

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 […]

Employee donor profile: Cecelia Dirksen targets her gifts

“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 […]

TLC welcomes Mary Saudelli as Faculty Development Consultant

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 […]

Susan Francis takes on Continuing Education Manager role

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 […]