Whitney Fordham selected as Director, Alumni Relations and Executive Director, UFV Alumni Association

Whitney Fordham has been selected to take on the role of Director, Alumni Relations and Executive Director, UFV Alumni Association. She will be the first person to hold this new position. A UFV alumna herself, Whitney has had a long and positive relationship with UFV, and is currently the Manager, Alumni Relations, a position she … Read more

Katie Tuck joins UFV as new Chief Information Officer

Katie Tuck has been selected as UFV’s new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Tuck joins UFV from Yukon University where she served as Director of IT and Chief Information Officer. Tuck’s career has spanned the globe, from her birthplace in the UK to Houston, Texas, and other locations across the United States and Canada. She brings … Read more

Poet inspired by mum who lives with dementia

Math and Stats department assistant Margret Bollerup is also a published poet. She is pictured above with her mum, Roberta, whom she describes as: former physician, fierce friend, intrepid Guider, and general firecracker, now lives with mixed (Alzheimer’s and vascular) dementia. Roberta’s husband Bryan is her main caregiver, but it is a testament to the … Read more

Joanna Sheppard appointed to PHE Canada Board of Directors

Joanna Sheppard (Kinesiology) has been appointed to the Physical and Health Education Canada Board of Directors as its British Columbia & Yukon Representative. Joanna Sheppard is an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology. As a pedagogy specialist, Dr. Sheppard is an advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and embeds theoretical and critical best … Read more

English alumna Jasmin Kaur publishes second YA book

English alumna Jasmin Kaur (BA ’17) will publish If I Tell You the Truth, her second book with Harper Collins Canada, on January 19. She will also be giving a virtual author reading via the Fraser Valley Regional Library on January 21. More about Jasmin here: https://www.jasminkaur.com/ And her thoughts on her UFV experience here: … Read more

Robbyn Bennett joins UFV as first Director, Counselling and Wellness

Robbyn Bennett (MA, RCC) has joined UFV in a new position on the Vice President Students team, as the inaugural Director, Counselling and Student Wellness. This position is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction on student wellness programming and services, advancing a vision of holistic student wellness across the institution, which meets the needs … Read more

Obituary: Phyllis Stenson

Phyllis Stenson, who was a friend of UFV for more than four decades, passed away on November 22. Phyllis was the founding executive director of the Harrison Festival of the Arts. Over the decades the Harrison Festival and UFV in all its incarnations partnered on cultural initiatives, including the Literary Cafe at and Evening of … Read more

Jager featured in Vancouver Sun for logo designed long ago

Graphic designers bring empathy to social issues, and make the complex clear through visual solutions. Thirty-three years ago, when she was just launching her design careeer, UFV Graphic and Digital Design department head Karin Jager did so for the World Food Programme, designing their first logo. Now WFP is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and … Read more

Bains receives honourable mention for role in co-editing book

A book about the Komagata Maru incident has received an honourable mention in the Canadian Studies Network’s 2020 prize for the Best Edited Collection in Canadian Studies. The jury gave an honourable mention to Unmooring the Komagata Maru: Charting Colonial Trajectories, edited by Rita Kaur Dhamoon, Davina Bhandar, Renisa Mawani and Satwinder Kaur Bains, published … Read more

Five professors emeritus named

Congratulations to the following faculty members, who have received professor emeritus status. Dr. Trevor Carolan, English, College of Arts Lynn Kirkland Harvey, Communication, College of Arts Dr. Doug Hudson, Social, Cultural, and Media Studies; College of Arts Dr. Adrienne Chan, Social Work and Human Services; Faculty of Professional Studies John Belec, School of Land Use … Read more

Aziz Ghafoor attends Harvard’s National Collegiate Research Conference

Aziz Ghafoor, a second-year Kinesiology student at UFV, recently became the first-ever student from UFV to attend the 2020 National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) at Harvard University. The NCRC, which was created in 2012 by the Harvard College Undergraduate Association, is the largest student-run research conference in the United States and allows undergraduate students from … Read more

New Hires, Moves and Changes — January 2020

Welcome to the following new employees, and congratulations to those who have changed jobs. New Hires, Moves and Changes, January 2020 Nicole Cullen — Department Assistant, College of Arts Darius Mavis — Analyst I, Security Tatiana Voiniciuc — Analyst I, Systems moved from Developer, Web Applications Brian Wright — Team Lead, Audio Visual Oksana Ivanenko … Read more

Births: Sheppard

Births Congratulations to kinesiology professor Joanna Sheppard and her wife Celine on the birth of their son. Jack Roland Sheppard Born Dec 21, 2019, at 6:15 am 8 lbs, 10 oz 21 inches long

Cindy Schultz named Director of Health Studies

Cindy Schultz has been selected as the Director of the UFV School of Health Studies. This role oversees nursing and dental programs at UFV, including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Practical Nursing diploma, Health Care Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant. Schultz is a UFV alumna (Nursing diploma, Nursing Management certificate, and BSN) and also … Read more