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

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

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more