Author Archive | Louise Rousseau

Legal Administrative Assistants, Melissa Solomon and Pawanpreet Gill

Legal Administrative Assistants who love their jobs

Do you love an intellectual challenge? Enter the legal profession. Pawanpreet Gill and Melissa Solomon, two recent graduates from UFV Continuing Education’s Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA) program, have found a stimulating work environment at a full-service law firm, Lindsay Kenney LLP, based in Langley and downtown Vancouver. However, both took a few detours on the […]

Nursing Foot Care entrepreneur, Nikolas Croker of Mountain Foot Care

Nurse entrepreneur finds niche in foot care

Nikolas Croker first heard about nursing foot care while studying to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). “My first reaction was to wonder why anyone would need a foot care nurse,” Nikolas recalls. “But the more I learned, the more I realized how critical this type of care is.” In older adults, diabetes causes nerve […]

Public Relations grads promote local businesses

Talented Public Relations duo promote local businesses

“I remember the first time I met you,” says Reece Mack, PR coordinator at Jelly Marketing to his colleague, account manager Hudson Lee. “You were late for class,” he adds, teasingly. The two young professionals met on their first day in UFV Continuing Education’s Public Relations program in October 2016. Since then, they’ve become fast […]

Lia Bishop, Program Coordinator, Abbotsford Community Services

Help shape better policies and programs with a Program Evaluation graduate certificate

A Program Evaluation graduate certificate can open up diverse opportunities for bachelor’s degree holders who work in health, education, social services, public administration, or non-profit management. According to UFV sociology professor Katherine Watson, program evaluators are needed to assess the relevance, sustainability, impact, and effectiveness of government programs. “In Canada,” Watson says, “program evaluation is […]

UFV Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights, and Land Claims certificate

Undergrads add career-enhancing credential to résumé with Land Claims certificate

Thinking of a career in politics, law, education, social work, human rights, public administration, or international development? In any of these professions, you can give yourself a leg up by developing a strong understanding of the history of Indigenous land claims and treaties in Canada and around the world. And with UFV’s four-week, twelve-credit Indigenous […]

Shirley Burns, UFV Floral Design graduate

A journey from dirt to blossom

When talking about her second career in floral design, Shirley Burns likes to say that she’s still digging up dirt. Throughout a 30-year career in the security and investigation field, Shirley had certainly perfected the art of digging up buried secrets. But even though she was at the top of her game, the former executive […]

Professor Katherine Watson speaks about Program Evaluation

Online graduate certificate in Program Evaluation set to launch at UFV In January 2018

Are you a public sector professional looking for a change of pace and wanting to make a difference? According to sociology professor Katherine Watson, you may want to add a program evaluation specialization to your area of practice. “Program evaluators are needed to assess the relevance, sustainability, impact, and effectiveness of government programs,” says Watson. […]

Welder Evander Boudreau

Food service worker launches a new career in welding

A leap into the unknown “I knew if I didn’t make a change I would regret it for the rest of my life.” Evander Boudreau could no longer ignore the fact that it was time for a new direction. “I lost the passion for my work,” he says. “To be honest, not enjoying my job […]

Linda Todd, Medical Office Assistant student

Future medical office assistant won’t let anyone decide her story

While traveling in the Middle East, Linda Todd contracted a rare life-threatening brain infection. Despite being given only a 5% chance of recovery, she fought through and survived — but returned to Canada in a wheelchair and unable to speak. “It was emotionally devastating,” she says, “but I’m a firm believer in not letting anyone […]

Ben Meyer, UFV paralegal student

Paralegal studies the right path forward

The missing piece After 10 years at Golden Oak Corporate Services Ltd., Ben Meyer had become someone others trusted to do quality work; he began seeing opportunities to take on more responsibility. Quality professional training was the missing piece he needed to take his career to the next level. Finding the right program in the […]