Author Archive | Anne Russell

Community celebrates as more than 2,400 students graduate from UFV

Years of hard work and study culminated in celebration for graduates, families, and friends at the University of the Fraser Valley at its June 4 and 5 Convocation ceremonies, held at the Abbotsford Centre. More than 2,400 students graduated with more than 2,800 credentials this year, with approximately 1,350 of them crossing the stage over […]

UFV to recognizes visionary entrepreneur Anthony von Mandl with honorary degree

Anthony von Mandl is an entrepreneur whose visionary efforts to transform British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley into a world-class wine-producing region have enhanced the reputation of Canadian wines and made the Okanagan a premiere tourism destination. In recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments in winemaking, agriculture, tourism, and economic development, von Mandl will receive an honorary Doctor […]

Coast Capital Savings supports UFV students through increased funding of PRLC

UFV’s Coast Capital Peer Resource and Leadership Centre exists to help students help other students. And the ongoing support of Coast Capital Savings helps them do it. The Coast Capital PRLC‘s mandate is to provide holistic help for students. At the PRLC, student peer leaders help students in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space by […]

New mission, values, and vision for UFV

Last fall, UFV embarked on a community-wide conversation about our future – specifically, about reshaping and redefining our organizational values, mission, and vision. Thank you for your input. It has been consistent, intelligent, thoughtful (and thought provoking), and heartfelt. The steering committee and the working group have engaged university stakeholders: students, faculty, staff, alumni, industry […]

Student research celebrated at 2019 Undergraduate Research Excellence awards

Student research was celebrated at the 2019 Undergraduate Research Excellence awards on May 23. UFV President Joanne MacLean spoke at the awards about the transformative effect of student research experiences. “Research changes you. It requires self-discipline to plan a project, collect and analyze the data, and write a report. It teaches you time management, project […]

UFV celebrates 2019 long-service employees

It’s the sign of a great workplace when employees stick around for a decade or three. Or four! UFV celebrated long-serving employees at a special dinner at the Quality Inn on May 6, 2019. The longest serving employee at the event? Kartar Thandi, who is celebrating 40 years at UFV this year. President Joanne MacLean […]