Author Archive | Darren McDonald

Former al Qaeda prisoner Robert Fowler to speak at UFV

Perspective and inspiration will be front and centre with Robert Fowler’s President’s Leadership Lecture at UFV on Wed, Oct. 2 titled ‘Sleeping with al Qaeda’. Fowler was the Foreign Policy Advisor to PMs Trudeau, Turner, and Mulroney, Deputy Minister of National Defence, Canada’s longest serving Ambassador to the UN, Ambassador to Italy, and Personal Representative […]

Campus Cards have mighty powers — got yours?

UFV’s Campus Cards might not look larger this year — but they’re stuffed with books, meals, and deals like never before. Having served as library cards and student and employee ID cards for years, they can now be pre-loaded with cash — in person, or by calling the Campus Card office. Parents can chip in […]

UFV’s Writers’ Weekend offers peaceful progress on the shores of Kawkawa Lake

Whether you’re polishing the great Canadian novel, working towards writing in a new field, or simply looking for a well-deserved nudge, consider the upcoming Writers’ Weekend retreat near Hope’s Kawkawa Lake. Crafted by UFV’s Continuing Studies team, the Oct 11-13 Writers’ Weekend offers an all-inclusive package: accommodation, meals, and non-stop writing opportunities with a variety […]

Nominations sought for UFV’s Alumni Association board of directors

Are you a UFV alumnus who’d like to stay involved with your university while making valuable connections with other alumni and contributing to your community? Then consider volunteering to assist future alumni while gaining experience in networking, governance, leadership, and communication by allowing your name to stand for election to the University of the Fraser […]

New projects to promote research, data-driven decisions in Canadian fire service

A new partnership between the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC), The University of the Fraser Valley, and Defence Research and Development Canada will leverage the expertise of fire leaders and experts to promote research and evidence-based decision-making in Canada’s fire service. (High-res images available here: UFV is receiving Canadian Safety and Security Program […]

Safer games + healthier brains. Preventing invisible injuries.

Through local partnership, UFV is using world-class brain imaging techniques to spot and prevent concussions in student athletes — helping kids stay safe. A rainbow of wires streams across the table as UFV kinesiology instructor Michael Gaetz whispers “Breathe . . . perfect” and the bulky teen stares ahead, unblinking. The test, taking place in a […]

UFV welcomes Amandeep Sandhu as new BC Regional Innovation Chair

Dr. Amandeep Sandhu has been named the University of the Fraser Valley’s new BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada–India Business and Economic Development. He took up his post on July 1. This research chair is housed at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at UFV. Sandhu will also be a faculty member in the UFV School […]

Hergott’s welding sparks silver medal

UFV-trained Johnathon Hergott torched past the competition, winning a silver medal at the Skills Canada national competition recently at BC Place. The competition featured more than 40 different assigned projects in major skilled trade and technology categories. Hergott, a Sardis Secondary student, earned his stripes in the School District #33 welding program under instructor Grant […]

Clough and Back win 2013 Betty Urquhart community service award

Two young women striving to make their communities better in very different ways are UFV’s latest Betty Urquhart community service award recipients. Among the first employees of Fraser Valley College (now UFV), Betty believed strongly in the values of volunteering and giving back to the community. While she passed away in 1995, UFV keeps her […]

Obituary: UFV loses beloved employee and volunteer Keith Newport

Gregarious UFV employee Keith Newport passed away suddenly on June 30. He was 55. An active and enthusiastic volunteer, Keith joined UFV on Sept. 29, 2008 as a program technician for the transport trades at UFV’s Trades & Technology Centre in Chilliwack. He lived in Yarrow (or ‘South Sardis’ as he liked to say) and […]

Sandman named UFV Alumni Association’s official preferred hotel

With the annual influx of family and friends coming to town for convocation ceremonies, there’s no better time for the University of the Fraser Valley’s Alumni Association to announce a partnership with one of Canada’s premier hotel chains. Beginning immediately, all staff, faculty, alumni, and special visitors to UFV receive preferred accommodation rates at Sandman […]