Author Archive | Darren McDonald

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 […]

Kim Bolan earns honorary degree for dedication to journalism

Fearless, compassionate and wildly determined, Kim Bolan is commonly counted among Canada’s top journalists. Her body of work is unparalleled, from covering arguably the biggest crime story in Canadian history to reporting on a gangster’s plan to kill her at home. For this and much more, Bolan will be recognized for her outstanding achievements with […]

UFV Alumnus Seamus Heffernan releases debut novel Napalm Hearts

As a kid who feasted on pulp fiction, Seamus Heffernan thought the coolest guy in the room only needed two things – a tan trench coat and enough grit to pave the Trans-Canada Highway. Seven years, 7,000 kilometers and one master’s degree later, and Heffernan finally has his own flawed hero in Thaddeus Grayle, the […]

UFV harm reduction initiative offers free Naloxone training and kits

Another unique opportunity to receive potentially life-saving medication comes to UFV March 5. The student-driven harm reduction initiative provides Naloxone training and access to free take-home Naloxone (THN) kits at sessions in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. The Opioid and Naloxone Awareness Day event – also featuring interactive educational booths – is driven by UFV Social Work […]

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 […]