Service Excellence nomination deadline extended to Feb 22

At UFV, we believe in honouring excellence and recognizing outstanding achievement and service. To do this, we need your nominations. We’ve extended the deadline to Feb. 22, so let us know who deserves to be recognized! You can still nominate people for the following: UFV Staff Excellence Award UFV Inspirational Leadership Award UFV Teamwork Award … Read more

New folks, moves and changes

Welcome to the following new employees: Jennifer Russell — Assistant, Enrolment Services Olivia Leskiw — Student Recruiter Izudin Issa — Coordinator, Athletic Events Everett Igobwa — Faculty Development Consultant Anita Nielsen — Executive Director, Advancement and Alumni Relations

UFV honorary degree recipient Margo Kane appointed to Order of Canada

Margo Kane, who received an honorary degree from UFV in 2015, who was one of 99 new appointees to the Order of Canada in June 2017. Kane is fouunder and artistic director of Full Circle: First Nations Performance, Margo’s citation recognizes “her contributions to the advancement of Indigenous theatre in Canada as a performer, storyteller, teacher … Read more

Everett Igobwa joins UFV as Faculty Development Consultant

UFV Teaching and Learning is pleased to welcome Everett Igobwa, PhD (ABD) as the new Faculty Development Consultant. Everett is passionate about the design and redesign of face-to-face pedagogy, online learning, hybrid courses and MOOCs. He has a strong background in faculty development and mentoring, curriculum development, instructional design, decolonizing and internationalization of higher education. … Read more

New Hires, Moves and Changes — September 2018

Welcome to the following new employees and congratulations to those who are taking on new positions. Paige Vanderveen — Assistant, Career Services Lisa Dekker — Assistant, Campus Planning & Capital Projects Emanuela Pecheanu — Administrative Assistant, Advising Centre Mark Fischer — Manager, Facilities Operations Blair McFarlane — Energy Manager, Facilities & Project Management Dean Christensen … Read more

Raabe lectures in China

Associate professor of philosophy Peter Raabe was one of several invited facilitators at a four-day international philosophical counselling workshop in China’s capital city. On August 11 he presented a lecture followed by a day-long workshop at the Center for International Academic Exchange of Beijing Normal University. The event, titled “Let Philosophy Inspire Life,” was sponsored … Read more

Raabe presents at International Conference on Philosophical Practice in Mexico

How does philosophy merge with education and mental healthcare to improve the lives of people outside the academies and clinics? This was an important part of the general theme of the 15th International Conference on Philosophical Practice, held at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), in Mexico City from June 25 to 29. Conference … Read more

New Hires, Moves and Changes, July 2018

Welcome to the following new employees, and congratulations to those who have taken on new positions: Alastair Hodges — Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences Samantha Pattridge — Associate Dean, Students Mallory Manley — Coordinator, Student Transition & Engagement Janelle Dochuk — Assistant, Enrolment Services Leah Sperling — Department Assistant, College of Arts Kathleen Miller — … Read more

Maureen Berlin to serve as interim Executive Director of Advancement

Maureen Berlin has been named interim Executive Director of Advancement at UFV. She will lead the Advancement team and fundraising efforts in support of innovation, infrastructure development, and growth across UFV. Maureen has extensive experience as a fundraiser and has been an executive director in the non-profit sector for decades. She brings skill, experience, and … Read more