Author Archive | Darren McDonald

Teaching Excellence 2019: Joel Feenstra’s “electrifying” teaching style garners award

Joel Feenstra’s teaching style has been described by his students as “electrifying”. Fortunately for all, they don’t mean literally. A dedicated, creative and passionate electronics, automation, and electrical instructor, Joel is the recipient of this year’s Teaching Excellence award at the University of the Fraser Valley. Even at 17, Joel had a long-term vision — […]

We Are Hockey at Gur Sikh Temple opens March 29

We Are Hockey is the new exhibit at the Sikh Heritage Museum, National Historic Site, Gur Sikh Temple — with an opening launch set for March 29 at 5 pm. The exhibit is curated to challenge the visitor to interrogate who the “we” is in Canadian hockey and the particular meanings of a very personal […]

Roger Friesen brings mental muscle to BC Lions

The BC Lions are hoping they have an Olympic-sized head start when roaring into Sunday’s CFL playoff game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. UFV Kinesiology professor Roger Friesen has been with the Lions every step of the way this season, joining their Kamloops training camp as the team’s performance psychology consultant. Often referred to as sports […]

ShakeOut BC drill at UFV Oct 18

UFV is encouraging students, staff and faculty to participate in the short Shakeout BC earthquake drill running Thurs, Oct 18 at 10:18am. At the same time, UFV will test the UFV Alert notification system and the public address systems on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses. No evacuation is necessary. You will receive a message on your […]

Alumni Open raises $48,000 for UFV students

Record amounts of money and memories were made at the 2018 UFV Alumni Open fundraiser golf tournament held at the Chilliwack Golf Club Sept. 14. UFV Alumni Chair Nav Bains says the fourth annual event created an incredible connection between UFV students, alumni, and the greater Fraser Valley community. “With the support of our diverse […]

Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project travels to tell untold stories

Ishpreet unfurls five metres of electric blue cotton across a Best Western comforter. The turban unwinds like stories he’s told in living rooms across B.C. Another early morning, another chance to change history. Fueled by a grant secured by the South Asian Studies Institute in collaboration with the Royal B.C. Museum (RBCM), Ishpreet Anand’s role […]

Garry Fehr appointed AVP of Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies at UFV

Dr. Garry Fehr has been appointed Associate Vice-President, Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley. Fehr is currently the Director of the UFV Agriculture Centre of Excellence and an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment. He begins his new role on Sept. 1, 2018. Fehr takes […]

Permanent parking changes coming to UFV Clearbrook July 4

Permanent parking changes are coming to UFV’s Clearbrook Centre beginning Wednesday, July 4, as the City of Abbotsford begins construction on a new courthouse facility. Parking for UFV’s Clearbrook Centre is being moved across Veteran’s Way, west of The Reach art gallery (see map, below). Courthouse construction is expected to take two years. Access to […]

Sexualized Violence Prevention team receives 2018 UFV Teamwork Award

UFV’s Sexualized Violence Prevention Team has earned the 2018 UFV Teamwork Award. Working under the supervision of Student Life & Development coordinator Kyle Baillie, the team includes: Student Wellness and Development manager Greg Mather, Coast Capital Savings Peer Resource and Leadership Centre coordinator Ashley Ward-Hall, Student Transitions coordinator Belinda Karsen, and Sexualized Violence Prevention Training […]

Cherie Enns earns UFV’s 2018 Teaching Excellence Award

World traveller. Life changer. For more than three decades, Cherie Enns has worked as a passionate urban planner dedicated to local and international policy, human rights and community design. She’s helped dozens of students effect change — in their own backyards and throughout buzzing Africa cities, with countless others coming to appreciate their impact on […]