Author Archive | Dessa Bayrock

UFV reintroduces paralegal diploma program

  The paralegal diploma program at the University of the Fraser Valley  has been on hiatus since 2009, but thanks to growing interest in the field and the attention of dedicated instructor  Terry Han, it is currently accepting applications and will be up and running for the fall semester. Han has taught legal administrative assistant […]

Heartbreak and Humour at Harrison Festival’s Literary Café

    The Harrison Festival of the Arts has been part of the Fraser Valley’s cultural landscape for 33 years, and the University of the Fraser Valley has been involved from the beginning. The popular annual summer festival is back this year from July 7 to 15, and UFV is contributing two exciting elements: the […]

Renaissance woman Marina Parapini bronze academic medalist at UFV

When Marina Parapini was told she had won the Governor General’s bronze medal at UFV, she had no idea what that meant. A quick Google search soon told her that it meant she had the highest GPA amongst those completing a two-year diploma at UFV — something that was both an honour and a surprise. […]

Sheryl MacMath is UFV’s top teaching prof for 2012

If you think “MacMath” is a fitting name for a teacher, you’d be right. Dr. Sheryl MacMath is a faculty member of the Teacher Education program at UFV, and she is also the 2012 recipient of UFV’s Teaching Excellence award. This annual award recognizes not only the classroom aspect of teaching, but the behind-the-scenes work […]

UFV offers parent orientations for the families of new students

Stepping into university for the first time can be scary, and not just for the students. To make the experience a little less stressful for all parties involved, UFV is offering two orientations designed especially for the parents and families of new students. “As students transition to university they often experience challenges that may overwhelm […]