Author Archive | Darren McDonald

Top young math minds compete for $14,400 in UFV scholarships

The region’s best and brightest young mathematical minds set to work at the University of the Fraser Valley’s annual B.C. Secondary Schools Math Contest recently. More than $14,000 in scholarship money was up for grabs, with 146 students representing 26 schools — an increase over last year’s 108 students from 19 schools. When the eraser […]

New tests prove UFV’s a sound choice for future plumbers

As far as working relationships go, you could say UFV’s connection to Ipex is as solid as a cast iron pipe. Or better yet, XFR. Don’t worry if you don’t know the latter, it’s still new in the plumbing world ­— but it could be coming into walls and floors around you following a study […]

Donation allows UFV student writing to reach high school audience

The insightful narratives, entertaining excerpts and pensive poetry gracing the University of the Fraser Valley’s literary journal will find their way to Grade 12 English classrooms in Mission thanks to a donation from the Mission Community Foundation. With the recent release of the fifth edition of Louden Singletree — featuring a carefully selected array of […]

2013 fashion show an Absolute success

Some of Canada’s finest, freshest fashion floated down the runway during the 2013 Absolute Style show on April 25. Held inside the Envision Athletic Centre, the University of the Fraser Valley’s Fashion Design production showcased an impressive variety of incredible clothing. Fusing active wear with the avant-garde, this year’s collection was as diverse as the […]

Impressive ILO updates at Provost forum & open house

Provost and VP Academic Eric Davis offered his thanks and congratulations recently during an impressive display of department/program outcomes that align with UFV’s Institutional Learning Outcomes. “We’re ahead of the curve,” Davis said. “If you’re like me, you’ll be blown away by this.” Eight pilot projects were selected to demonstrate how department or program outcomes […]

UFV celebrates Jean Scott’s 101st birthday, scholarship

Friends, fans and family gathered at Lynnwood Retirement Residence April 19, 2013, to celebrate Jean Scott’s 101st birthday while fundraising for UFV’s Dr. Jean Scott Endowment Scholarship. Scott joyously met each of the 50+ guests with genuine appreciation, offering handshakes, hugs, and her famous kisses to all who filed into Lynnwood’s banquet room (see the […]

UFV celebrates 10- and 20-year employees in style

UFV President Mark Evered joined Board Chair Larry Stinson and Union President Virginia Cooke in congratulating UFV’s 10- and 20-year employees at the CEP campus April 18. Evered thanked the venerable employees for what they’ve done for thousands of students, in addition to countless coworkers. “Thank you on behalf of all those lives you’ve touched, […]

FAST Club could become B.C. benchmark

By playing to strengths, UFV’s FAST Club is helping elementary students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder get the most of their school experience – locally for now, and potentially throughout the rest of British Columbia in the future. FAST Club is part of an ongoing, multi-university strength-based interventions research project run out of UFV’s department […]

Absolute Style features gorgeous garments galore

With Absolute Style hosting nearly 1,000 people marveling at 100 original garments presented by 28 models, the one thing you don’t want to be on April 25 is fashionably late. The last loose ends are being snipped and tied this week as the University of the Fraser Valley’s Fashion Design program puts finishing touches on […]

Feast your senses at UFV’s Visual Arts Show

The valley’s best and brightest visual arts students offer impressive, diverse displays for next week’s opening of UFV’s Bachelor of Fine Arts grad show. Vivid colour runs throughout this year’s show, kicked off with an opening reception Friday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery, Building C, room C1043 on UFV’s Abbotsford […]

UFV students driving carpool campaign

Who wouldn’t want more money to spend in restaurants, bars and hotels? That’s the question asked by a group of students behind www.carpoolufv.com, a new database helping UFV students from across the region click, connect, and car pool — potentially saving millions of dollars, litres and CO2 emissions each year. “It’s a resource to find […]