Author Archive | Darren McDonald

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 […]

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 […]