Author Archive | Anne Russell

2018 a year of new beginnings, collaboration, and partnerships at UFV

It was a year of new beginnings at the University of the Fraser Valley. UFV announced a new president, Dr. Joanne MacLean, in January and held a formal installation ceremony on May 11. UFV also formally welcomed Chancellor Andy Sidhu to his post with an installation in April. President MacLean launched a visioning process in […]

UFV receives four-star rating on international ranking site QS Stars

The University of the Fraser Valley has earned four-star status in a prestigious international post-secondary rating system that helps students choose the university that best fits their needs. In the methodology used for QS Stars, universities are evaluated in dozens of indicators across at least eight categories. After the assessment, universities are awarded with an […]

Five former UFV students receive $5,000 transfer scholarships

Five former UFV students who have transferred to continue their education have received Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships worth $5,000 each to assist them in moving between BC post-secondary institutions. Caleb Keillor of Abbotsford (who transferred to Simon Fraser University), and Jake Letkeman and Garrett Offereins (both of Abbotsford), Emma Rose of Chilliwack, and Brent Mueller […]

Give the United Way

The United Way Campaign for 2019 has launched at UFV, marking the 35th consecutive year of staff and faculty support for the United Way. When you’re vulnerable, the right connection can save your life. For a community to be great, it needs to be great for everyone. The United Way invests in the communities where […]

Retirees celebrated for almost 600 years of collective service

Colleagues, friends, and family members of the 2018 UFV retirees gathered to celebrate the newly retired and thank them for what collectively equaled almost six centuries of service to the university in all its phases. Some had started their careers when we were known as Fraser Valley College. Others joined during the UCFV phase. All […]

Anita Nielsen new Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Anita Nielsen has joined the University of the Fraser Valley as Executive Director, Advancement and Alumni Relations. She comes to UFV from KCI Ketchum Canada, where she was a senior search and philanthropy consultant. Prior to this role Anita held increasingly senior positions with the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, culminating as Associate Vice […]

Nominate someone great! UFV seeking nominations for a variety of awards and honours

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, Employee Service […]

UFV welcomes community at Town and Gown 2018

The University of the Fraser Valley welcomed supporters from the community to the Abbotsford campus on November 14 for Town and Gown, a fundraising dinner that celebrated the transformational power of a UFV education. Community guests mingled with UFV faculty members and student ambassadors, who shared stories about how their UFV experience changed their lives […]

President and Chancellor visit UFV India in Chandigarh

UFV President Joanne MacLean and Chancellor Andy Sidhu touched down in Chandigarh in early November for their first visit to UFV India. Along with their partners Maureen Murphy and Pritam Sidhu, the president and chancellor had a jam-packed agenda for their week-long visit. While in India they visited  the Golden Temple in Amritsar, toured UFV […]

BC Lion Manny Arceneaux to visit UFV Nov 8

UFV Kinesiology professor Roger Friesen has been working with the BC Lions football team as a sport psychologist this season. And he’s bringing one of them to the Chilliwack campus atrium to speak to his class and the public on Thurs, Nov 8. Wide receiver Manny Arecenaux will speak to UFV kinesiology students and others […]