Author Archive | Anne Russell

Marnie Wright new Associate Vice President of Human Resources at UFV

Marnie Wright joined the University of the Fraser Valley as Associate Vice-President of Human Resources on June 18, 2018. Marnie brings 20 years of experience in human resource management in the educational field to her role at UFV. Most recently, she was the Associate Superintendent of Human Resources for the Abbotsford School District.  Highlights of […]

Faculty Service Excellence award: Amber Johnston puts heart into her job

As a lab instructor in the Kinesiology program at UFV, Amber Johnston’s primary job is to teach students the applied ‘hands on’ portion of their anatomy and physiology courses. But she brings much more to her faculty position. You could say that she puts her heart into it. And for her commitment to her students, […]

Positive, passionate Karen Power embodies employee excellence

Balancing a passion for customer service and a positive results-driven nature with the ability to overcome challenges, Karen Power embodies employee excellence. For her years of dedication to and excellence in her work, Karen is this year’s winner of the Staff Excellence Award. Karen Power joined UFV in 1990, starting as an Assistant to the […]

Grads and families celebrate UFV Convocation 2018

People cheered, airhorns blew, and the occasional cowbell rang out as families and friends gathered at the Abbotsford Centre on June 5 and 6 to celebrate graduates at four University of the Fraser Valley Convocation ceremonies. More than 2,360 students graduated with more than 2,740 credentials this year, with 1,260 of them attending a ceremony […]

UFV to honour hometown athlete Sophie Schmidt with honorary degree

Canadian women’s national soccer team veteran Sophie Schmidt won’t hit the big 3-0 in age until late June, but she has packed a lot into her first three decades. Three World Cups. Three Olympics. Two Olympic bronze medals. Numerous international qualifying tournaments. And it all started with backyard scrimmages with her two brothers and then […]

Student researchers recognized at awards night

Providing undergraduate students with research opportunities is one of UFV’s defining strengths. That strength was celebrated on May 24 as top student researchers were honoured at the annual Undergraduate Research Excellence awards. A total of 41 students were recognized at the event, receiving more than $25,000 worth of research awards, the most in the 14-year […]

Kim Bolan, Malwinder Dhami, Siyamiyateliyot Elizabeth Phillips, and Sophie Schmidt to receive honorary degrees

An award-winning investigative journalist, a community-minded philanthropist and dentist, the last fluent speaker of a local Indigenous language, and a two-time Olympic medalist and professional soccer player will receive honorary doctorates at the University of the Fraser Valley this June. Vancouver Sun reporter Kim Bolan, Stó:lō Elder Siyamiyateliyot Elizabeth Phillips, Abbotsford dentist and long-time UFV […]