Author Archive | Anne Russell

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Child and Youth Care projects focus on raising awareness and helping youth

More than 8,000 children are in foster care in British Columbia. At age 19, youth in foster care lose their social worker, their foster care funding, and often their home. Building Bridges Beyond 19, a community forum at the University of the Fraser Valley, will bring together front-line workers, former youth-in-care, foster parents, and other […]

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UFV seeks nominations for 2015 Betty Urquhart Community Service award

Do you know an individual or a group who has made the Fraser Valley a better place to live? Those people who make everyday contributions to their community but may not be recognized? Consider nominating them for the UFV Betty Urquhart Community Service award. Betty Urquhart was one of the first employees of Fraser Valley […]

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Inez Jasper to speak in UFV Health Sciences series — March 16

A local success story who is a nurse, a pop artist, and a powerful youthful voice in the Aboriginal community is coming to the University of the Fraser Valley on Monday, March 16. Inez Jasper will speak in the atrium of Building A at the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park at 11:30 am. The […]

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Feed your mind with Faculty MicroLectures

It’s like speed dating for knowledge seekers. The University of the Fraser Valley is once again presenting the Faculty MicroLectures, a noon-hour smorgasbord of intellectual stimulation. Seventeen faculty members from a variety of disciplines will give two-minute lectures on their research findings and implications on Tues, March 10, starting at 11:30 am in the Roadrunner […]

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UFV Top 40 Alumni: Luke Armstrong — Bringing security to the danger zone

Luke Armstrong is one of those people who willingly travels to danger zones from which others flee. A security advisor by profession and one of UFV’s Top 40 Alumni, he recently returned from Liberia, where he managed the security needs of medical professionals responding to the Ebola outbreak. The work is challenging, to say the […]

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Jean Scott remembered as great friend of UFV

Dr. Jean Scott, a UFV honorary doctorate recipient and long-time friend of the university, passed away on February 25, 2015. She was a well-known community activist and feminist who made her mark both locally and nationally, and was 102 years old at the time of her passing. The celebration of life for Jean Scott will […]

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Dave Pinton joins UFV as Director of Communications

Dave Pinton is the new Director of Communications at the University of the Fraser Valley, leading the team responsible for media relations, events, internal and external communication, and issues management. Pinton brings a results-oriented approach with 15 years of broadcast media, public relations, and media relations experience. He also has expertise in crisis and emergency communications, having faced situations such […]

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Crunch time for scholarship applications

The Chilliwack Progress ran a story on Feb 20 about the merits of applying for scholarships, and featured quotes from UFV nursing student Lois Piccioni. Read on for excerpts, or read the fully story (by Jessica Peters, with photo by Jenna Hauck) here. UFV Financial Aid  and Awards encourages all new and returning students to […]

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