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. … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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, … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more