Author Archive | anthony

Dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers = fundraising success

In this day and age, the dreams of a university don’t take flight without a solid foundation of community support. So when the Indo-Canadian community approached the University of the Fraser Valley (then UCFV) started to look into developing courses, programs, and community outreach initiatives in the area of Indo-Canadian studies in the early 2000s, […]

Aluminations — Keeping in Touch

Congratulations to Durga Dhaliwal, Dip ’09, for his Keeping in Touch submission to the Fall issue of Skookum. You too can enter to win, simply by contacting us and letting us know what you’ve been up to since graduation. Submit your short update for the next issue and be entered to win! Dana Boogerd, BA […]

UFV Cascades explode in 2011-12 with record breaking performances

The sports historian who wrote “records are meant to broken” must have had this year’s University of the Fraser Valley Cascades in mind, as the nine teams earned two national bronze medals and  three conference silver medals, and four different student-athletes earned national all-star recognition, nine different student-athletes were selected conference all-stars, and two were […]

Community support key to UFV success

By Christiane Hodson UFV Interim Director of Development Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.   Margaret Mead (1901–1978) At UFV, Mead’s words resonate. In fact, the university owes its very existence to the vision and perseverance of the citizens […]

Aluminations: Keeping in touch

Beth Maenpaa, BA CYC ’09 — completed her degree in child and youth care and was immediately hired as a supported child development consultant with the Mission Association for Community Living. The education and experience she received in this particular degree program played a major role in gaining employment with this organization. With great appreciation […]

Skookum Soundoff

An opinion piece by Carl Peters, who teaches English, visual arts, and art history at UFV. University Without Condition [1] or the University of Disaster:[2] Radical Pedagogy and the Scholar as Artist The pressures on us to turn classrooms into writing labs, semiotics, response theory, myth or enclaves of National Literature are symptomatic of the […]