Author Archive | Anne Russell

UFV presents lecture on Getting Beyond Polarized Politics

It is a commonplace assumption that the politics of many established democracies have become increasingly polarized. But what does polarization really mean, and what do we know about its sources and effects? Most importantly, can we get beyond polarized politics? UFV’s Politalk roundtable series will address this topic in a free public presentation on Thursday, […]

UFV’s new HR campaign features real-life ambassadors

If you’ve been to the UFV Careers home page lately, you might have seen some familiar faces. As part of a larger campaign to increase local and national awareness of UFV as an employer, Human Resources at UFV turned to our own employees to tell the UFV story. Working with the UFV Marketing team (part […]

Newman to read from Lost Feast Jan 21 at UFV

If you could go back in time, what would you do? Food expert Lenore Newman would travel to ancient Rome and try silphium. It’s an herb that was “loved to death” by the Romans, and it’s not the only vanished victual featured in Lost Feast, Newman’s new book about extinct animals and plants that were […]

Sto:lo ceremony officially opens Building K

UFV’s newest building was formally opened on January 10 with a ceremony grounded in Sto:lo cultural traditions. Building K, the former Phoenix restaurant and Finnegan’s pub that UFV purchased from the Esposito family in 2018, has been transformed into a classroom and lab complex after a major renovation. A total of 10 classrooms, two drop-in […]

2019 a year of transformation at UFV

Engaging learners, transforming lives, building community. That’s the new mission statement the University of the Fraser Valley adopted in mid-2019. Looking back on the year, UFV achieved success in all three mission categories. Highlights of 2019 More than 2,400 credentials were awarded at Convocation ceremonies in June. Top student medal winners were Matthew Harty, Leanne […]

Make a Difference campaign generates $14,175

Thank you to all employees who participated or gave to the Make a Difference Campaign. Together, we raised $4,725 for UFV students in need. These funds were matched by generous donors, which means we tripled the initial amount and raised a total of $14,175! And congratulations to the winners of the third and final draw: […]

Make a Difference at UFV

Thank you so much for all you do on behalf of UFV! To express our appreciation for going above and beyond for our students every day, you’re invited to a complimentary breakfast (or lunch). We also thank you for helping our students with your generous financial support every year. 2019 marks 36 years of partnership […]

RBC donation boosts career education at UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley wants to ensure that all students have the chance to integrate career-related planning and experience into their education. And RBC’s Future Launch program is helping to achieve that goal with a $300,000 donation from RBC Foundation to the newly created UFV Centre for Experiential and Career Education (CECE). The […]

Town & Gown event generates $245,462 to help UFV students

The University of the Fraser Valley welcomed supporters from the community to the Abbotsford campus on November 13 for Town & Gown, a fundraising dinner that celebrated the transformational power of a UFV education. At the end of the evening, a grand total of $245,462 had been raised to support scholarships, bursaries, and enhanced learning […]