Author Archive | Anne Russell

UFV Top 40: Patti MacAhonic — A leader in many fields

Patti MacAhonic’s life has taken some unexpected turns. Married young and widowed young in 1988, she was inspired into activism by injustices she encountered after her husband’s death following a severe workplace injury. Currently executive director at Ann Davis Transition Society in Chilliwack. Patti has applied her skills and talents in many volunteer and paid […]

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New Advising Centre location emphasizes focus on students

A new focus for student advising is coinciding with the opening of the new Student Union Building (SUB) on the Abbotsford campus. UFV has used part of its portion of the new SUB to bring Arts, Science, and Student Services academic advisors together into one area on the Abbotsford campus. This move to a shared […]

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Shirzad Ahmed, Ginny Dennehy, Dr. Catherine Hickson, and Margo Kane to receive honorary degrees from UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley will confer four honorary doctorates this year, recognizing Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to their field. Shirzad Ahmed, Ginny Dennehy, Dr. Catherine Hickson, and Margo Kane will each attend one of UFV’s four Convocation ceremonies to receive an honorary degree. The ceremonies will be held June 11 and […]

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Soft opening for Student Union Building as first groups move in

UFV Student Union Society President Thomas Davies is like a proud new homeowner as he leads people through the brand new Student Union Building at UFV. He shows off the entrance way (a massive atrium), the entertainment room (a huge conference space that can be divided into three meeting rooms), and the dining room (a […]

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UFV in photos — art shows, fashion show, visiting vice chancellors, DFest etc

UFV is a busy place in springtime, with a flurry of end-of-semester shows and activities, special conferences, visiting delegations, and other events. UFV photographers Darren McDonald, Louise Rousseau, and Anne Russell from University Relations were busy capturing some of the excitement. Here are links to some of the events they covered. BFA grad show Every […]

Long-term employees Alan Cameron (40 years!), Doug Hudson (35 years), Shelley Hayes (30 years), Bob Peters (35 years), and Ian Fenwick (35 years).

UFV celebrates long-term employees

More than 100 UFV employees are marking an important milestone this year. Those who have been employed for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 40 years were honored at an evening ceremony on May 6. One, Alan Cameron of Modern Languages, has been working here since just after the end of the Vietnam war in […]

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UFV hosts secondary school math contest

UFV hosted the B.C. Secondary Schools math contest for the 18th time on Fri, May 1. The event included 70 juniors and 54 seniors. Contestants can win up to $2,400 each in UFV tuition waivers. Winners included: Junior Division (Grade 10 and under) Cavizshajan Skanthan, Meadowridge School Courtenay Chu, Pacific Academy Jiwon Min, Yale Secondary […]

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Top 40 Alumni: Amar Kingra — Criminal justice is all in the family for Kingras

Abbotsford Police Staff Sgt. Amar Kingra’s family has a very close relationship with two major Fraser Valley organizations. One is the Abbotsford Police Department, which Amar joined in 1981. His nephew, Constable Charn Kingra (also a UFV alumnus and a sessional criminology instructor), followed him into the force in 1996. And just last year, his […]

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