Author Archive | Darren McDonald

Andy Sidhu named new Chancellor of UFV

Andy Sidhu will be the University of the Fraser Valley’s third Chancellor. A long-time proponent of community engagement and integration, Sidhu will take over from Dr. Gwen Point, who served as UFV’s second Chancellor from 2015 to the present, following two terms by Brian Minter. “I’m extremely honoured and proud to join the University of […]

UFV Alumni Association torch passed to Nav Bains

UFV’s Alumni Association will continue to be served by a dedicated leader, as Nav Bains takes the torch from Nik Venema as association chair. Bains (BBA ’13), a marketing specialist for G&F Financial Group, ascends to the chair after serving as vice-chair. “Under the leadership of Nik for the past two years, the Alumni Association […]

Longstanding UFV Nursing Health Fair returns Oct. 27

Following an 18-year tradition, UFV nursing students offer another opportunity to learn about important issues at Friday’s annual health fair inside Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre. Located near Dollar Tree, the fair runs throughout the day featuring displays and conversations ranging from the fentanyl overdose epidemic to shopping smart for good nutrition, effective breast self-examination, vascular […]

UFV Future of Food event features visiting African scholars

An international roster of experts will serve up serious food for thought at UFV on October 25. Billed as a global food systems and food security conversation, the Future of Food event features UFV Canada Research Chair Lenore Newman and Agriculture Centre of Excellence director Garry Fehr along with Dr. Alex Awiti (Aga Khan University […]

Dr. Jon Thomas named UFV’s BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development

Dr. Jon Thomas has been named the new BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development at UFV. Working out of UFV’s South Asian Studies Institute, Thomas brings a wealth of international research experience to the position, which he plans on leveraging while fostering innovation and economic development throughout the Fraser Valley. “Success in this […]

Zucchet still striving – from e-cigarette research to sexual assault assistance

A recent top UFV student just published her first co-authored research paper, and that’s just the beginning. Investigating the health risks of smoking electronic cigarettes with UFV biology associate professor Gregory Schmaltz, Alyssa Zucchet “wanted to know what people were getting themselves into.” “They’re probably less harmful than cigarettes, but definitely not harmless,” Zucchet summarizes. […]

New Costco bursary bulks up UFV Business

Everything’s big with Costco. Big stores, big parking spots, big bags of frozen berries. And now, a big donation. “Any time we can have a relationship with people who are going through business leadership educational training, it’s good for our company. We want to get involved in the local community and support businesses, jobs, and […]

Ever-present, ever-serving Evered looks back on time at UFV

One student’s memorial gift helped first-generation learner and UFV President Mark Evered get his start. Now stepping away, he looks forward to where universities are going next Dave Evered, a Hamilton factory worker, pushed callused and grease-streaked hands into the palms of five sons. “Do better, boys,” he implored. “Get an education so you won’t […]