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New Hires, Moves and Changes, January & February 2018

Anna Mayo — Coordinator, Industry Services & Part Time Trades Amy Huesken — Department Assistant, College of Arts Denise Tuchscherer — Advisor, Financial Aid, moved from Assistant, Student Services Jordan Zimmermann — Department Assistant, Theatre and Media Arts Scott Davis-Fisch — Groundskeeper Amara Wong — Assistant, Program Development & Quality Assurance, moved from Committees Assistant, […]

DJ Sandhu Retirement and Appreciation Tea — Mar 27

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 — […]

Raabe to present at International Conference on Philosophical Practice

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 […]

Stelómethet Ethel Gardner to support Indigenization efforts during Shirley Hardman’s sabbatical

As you may be aware, Shirley Hardman is currently on sabbatical, returning on May 1, 2018. In Shirley’s absence, Dr. Stelómethet Ethel Gardner will be available to support Indigenization efforts on campus. This can include meeting with faculty or staff, and providing presentations to classes depending on the topic areas (Ethel’s areas of expertise include […]

New Folks/Moves and Changes

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 […]

Research Chair Hugh Brody receives honorary degree

Professor Hugh Brody, who holds a Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies at UFV, recently received an honorary degree from the University of Kent in England. Brody received his honorary Doctor of Letters degree, in recognition of his contribution to visual anthropology, at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral on 24 November. Brody leads an ambitious […]

New Hires, Moves and Changes, October 2017

Welcome to the following new employees, and congratulations to those who are taking on new positions: Yvonne Contreras — Assistant, Student Services, moved from Department Assistant, Faculty of Applied & Technical Studies Shannon Draney — Instructional Assistant, Upgrading & University Preparation, Abbotsford, moved from Coordinator, Industry Services & Part Time Trades Christine Jones — Supervisor, […]

Obituary: Noel Hall

Dr. Noel Hall, who was chair of the UCFV board of governors from September 13, 1994 – July 31, 1999, passed away on October 31, 2017. Hall was very active in Mission community and played a key role in helping to develop university-level programming at UCFV. Read his full obituary here: Story from UCFV […]

Dr. Kamal Arora joins UFV as Director of SASI

Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies is pleased to have Dr. Kamal Arora join us as Director of the South Asian Studies Institute in a half-time capacity, to work alongside Satwinder Bains, who was recently appointed as Principal of UFV India in a 50 percent capacity. Dr. Arora completed her PhD in Anthropology at UBC, with […]

New Hires, Moves and Changes for September 2017

Welcome to the following new employees and congratulations to those who taking on new positions. Amandeep (Sunny) Rajwan — Financial Analyst & Liaison Derek Ward-Hall — Student Recruiter Wayne Chin — Laboratory Technician, Graphic & Digital Design  

Newman discusses colonialism’s impact on Indigenous foodways on CBC

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:…/food-being-used-as-a-weapon-the-lasting…

Sad news: Wanda Gordon has passed away — Service Oct 12

Wanda Gordon, a longtime faculty member in the Health Sciences department who played an instrumental role in developing nursing programming at UFV, passed away Sept 18. Wanda started at UFV as an instructor in the RN Transfer program in September 1987. This position became permanent in 1989. She became Program Head of Health Sciences in […]

New Hires, Moves and Changes

Welcome to the following new employees, and congratulations to those who have taken on new positions at UFV: Jennifer Allen — Administrative Assistant, Advising Centre Tracy Morrison — Assistant, Associate Vice President, Institutional Research & Integrated Planning Ashley Friesen — Assistant, Director of Financial Services Sean Rigter — Assistant, Assessment Services moved from Clerk, Assessment […]

Satwinder Bains appointed Principal of UFV India

Satwinder Bains has been appointed to the position of Principal, UFV India, effective September 1, 2017. Bains will provide oversight of UFV India academic operations and leadership for the faculty and academic staff team at the UFV campus in Chandigarh. She will work collaboratively with deans, directors and department heads responsible for academic programming delivered […]

Sad news: Gail Hull has passed away — memorial service July 29

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 […]