Author Archive | Anne Russell

UFV Pride Culture Series will explore variety of LGBTQ+-related topics

UFV has shifted its annual Pride Culture conference into a series of events stretching throughout the academic year. Activist Ben O’Keefe will kick things off with a keynote address on Tues, Oct 20, from 5 to 7 pm. He will speak on the topic The Intersectionality of Pride: Embracing Our Complexities. O’Keefe is a human […]

Race and Anti-Racism Network finds new energy in current climate

Adrienne Chan and Satwinder Kaur Bains are weary anti-racism advocates. Both have dedicated decades of their personal and professional lives to the cause. But they carry on, because it’s a cause that they believe in to the core of their being. And they’d like your help. “Working against racism has been a lifelong process for […]

Nominate someone great! 

Nominate someone great!  At UFV, we believe in honouring excellence and recognizing outstanding achievement and service. To do so, we need your help in the form of nominations. Let us know who deserves to be recognized! UFV is currently seeking nominations for the following awards and honours in the categories of Faculty Excellence. Faculty Excellence […]

Alumni Association launches Kindness Matters awards

A little kindness goes a long way, especially in these turbulent times. UFV’s Alumni Association wants to recognize compassion, dedication, and positive contributions to society in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, the association has created the Kindness Matters awards, and invites the public to nominate UFV students or alumni who merit […]

The new normal this autumn at UFV

When the pandemic struck in March 2020, UFV moved learning online. This model continues for fall.  The classroom is virtual and studying occurs at home for nearly all UFV students. Professors adapted courses for the virtual environment. Many faculty made use of resources from UFV’s IT Services department, which ensured the right technology for optimum […]

Dr. Dhami establishes eighth endowed award at UFV

Abbotsford’s Dr. Malwinder S. Dhami just can’t help himself – he is a self-professed giving addict who likes to help students to further their education. Dhami, a local dentist, just established his eighth endowed leadership award at the University of the Fraser Valley, this time in support of students in Agriculture. Maan Farms of Abbotsford […]

Phyllis Webstad, whose story inspired Orange Shirt Day, to speak at UFV event

UFV will be commemorating Orange Shirt Day a little early this year, and presenting a special guest to provide insight and education about the generational impacts of the Indian Residential School system in Canada. Phyllis Webstad, whose personal story inspired the Orange Shirt Day movement, will speak at UFV in a Zoom meeting format on […]

UFV welcomes nearly 300 students at Fall Invocation

On September 8, UFV’s annual Fall Invocation ceremony premiered online to welcome students to their new semester, and mark the beginning of Welcome Weeks. Organized by Student Life’s New Student Orientation (NSO) team, the event hosted speakers such as Chantelle Trainor-Matties, Indigenous artist and UFV alum; Dr. Joanne MacLean, President and Vice-Chancellor; Jessica Levesque, Student […]

CityStudio Abbotsford finds new home in historical downtown

CityStudio Abbotsford now has a home. The CityStudio Hub is located in the newly renovated Centennial Building in the heart of historical Abbotsford. The new home for the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association (ADBA), Tourism Abbotsford, UFV CityStudio Abbotsford, and Banter Ice Cream has officially opened. The renovated Centennial Building – the former Matsqui Centennial Library […]

UFV team researching how wildfires impact physical activity

Wildfires are a source of air pollution particularly relevant in BC. In 2017/2018 the wildfire seasons in BC were considered record-setting. And this past week, smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. caused major air pollution in southern British Columbia. This caused air quality objectives to be exceeded and a number of air quality advisories […]

Passion Ignited — mentors guided Matt Douma from rebel to ER nursing career

Two mentors guided Matt Douma from rebel living in a car to ER nursing career Matt Douma wasn’t a typical nursing student. He chafed against convention and questioned the rules. He had passions outside of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, despite being warned by his professors that he wouldn’t have time for […]