Author Archive | Anne Russell

Floral Design program collaborates with Trades partners for innovative solution

Here’s a riddle for you: what is the correlation between bridal bouquets, metal welding, and car repairs? In a normal work setting or school day at UFV, very little, other than that programs involved with them all fall under the broad trades training category. But recently, UFV’s Floral Design, Welding and Auto Collision Repair and […]

UFV helped barista go from steaming lattes to STEM research

When Emily Rettich graduated high school and wasn’t sure what her next step should be. UFV helped her find out, and introduced her to career options within the STEM field. After a few years off for travel and work in the service sector perfecting her barista skills, Emily enrolled at UFV, working towards a bachelor’s […]

Want to get published? Find out how at UFV workshop with author Lindsay Wong

As a wide-eyed intern at publishing powerhouses like Wendy Lamb Books/Penguin Random House, and ICM Partners in New York City a decade ago, Lindsay Wong saw firsthand how competitive — and simultaneously discouraging — scoring a book deal is in reality. “When I was working with the legendary literary agent, Amanda Urban [at ICM Partners] […]

UFV Theatre presents Pariah (The Outcast) — March 24-27

The University of the Fraser Valley School of Creative Arts with UFV Theatre presents the second production of their 2020-2021 season, Pariah (The Outcast) by August Strindberg, directed by UFV faculty member Parjad Sharifi. Pariah (The Outcast) tells a mysterious psychological story about an American traveler and an archaeologist with contrasting moral beliefs, and their […]

One year in — a COVID-19 milestone: responses from the UFV community

March 15 marks one year since UFV announced a shift to a remote learning model for the remainder of the winter semester due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, which was officially declared on March 11, 2020. This massive shift to studying, teaching, and working from home for the majority of UFV employees […]

Memoirists will share writing tips at UFV event

Three writers with a penchant for sharing secrets will spill about the process of memoir writing at the University of the Fraser Valley on March 18. UFV Writer-in-Residence Lindsay Wong will host memoirists Jenny Heijun Wills and Antonio Michael Downing for a reading and conversation about the authors’ writing process. Jenny Heijun Wills is a […]

Olav Lian to speak March 2 in Science Talks series

A UFV professor who has devoted his career to looking at long-term change through examining soil samples will be presenting in the Science Talks community lecture series on March 2. Catch Dr. Olav Lian speaking on the topic From the Last Ice Age to 2021 and Beyond — how our physical environment has adapted to […]

Kelley named Associate Dean of Applied and Technical Studies

Randy Kelley has been named Associate Dean of Faculty in the Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies at UFV. He begins a   five-year term on March 1, 2021. Kelley brings extensive experience to the role, having begun his career at what was then UCFV as an electronics instructor in the early 1990s. He was one […]

UFV named one of BC’s Top Employers for 2021

The University of the Fraser Valley has once again been named one of BC’s top Employers. This is the seventh consecutive year that UFV has received this distinction. Here are some of the reasons why UFV was selected: As part of their flexible health benefits plan, UFV employees receive a $1,000 health spending account that […]