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

Births — Donohue

Belated congratulations to Renata Donohue (Admin Assistant to the Directors, International Education), husband Pat, and big brother Michael, on the birth of twin boys, Albert Stanley Donohue and William Ernest Donohue, on Jan 11 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. The boys are sporting their UFV finest in this photo.   .

Births — Forcier

Congratulations to Christina Forcier (Assistant to the Dean of Health Sciences) and her husband Adam on the birth of their second son, Rome Kingston Forcier. He was born on May 22 at 11:06 am at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. A brother for Nash.      

New Hires/Moves and Changes, April 2018

Welcome to the following new employees, and congratulations to those who have taken on new positions. Shelia Kheleh – Department Assistant, Faculty of Applied & Technical Studies Kathleen Chyld — Coordinator, Nursing Laboratory Scott Stove — Supervisor, Janitorial Services Belinda Karsen — Coordinator, Student Transition & Engagement Theresa Mulder – Senior Research Analyst, Institutional Research … Read more

Obituary: Tim Labrash

Tim Labrash, who worked as a janitor on Chilliwack campus for many years, has passed away. You can read his obituary on page 27 of the April 13 Chilliwack Progress here. A celebration of life will be held at the Chilliwack Legion at 46268 Yale Road on Wed, April 18, at 2 pm. Star Trek … Read more

Births: McFarlane

Congratulations to Blair McFarlane, UFV’s energy manager, and his wife Vanessa. They welcomed baby June Isla on January 23, 2018. She weighed 7 lb, 2 oz. “Vanessa and I are happily managing the lack of sleep and abundance of new-parent cliches,” reports Blair.          

New Hires, Moves and Changes, January & February 2018

Welcome to the following new employees and congratulations to those who have taken on new challenges. 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 … Read more

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 — … Read more