Author Archive | Anne Russell

James Mandigo settling in to new Provost and VP Academic role

Dr. James Mandigo has come a long way to take up the role of Provost and VP Academic at the University of the Fraser Valley, but in many ways he’s already feeling at home. “UFV is a great fit with my own values around the role of a university in a community,” he notes. UFV’s […]

Get fit with UFV Campus Rec! Try-before-you-buy Sept 16-20

Get fit with UFV Campus Rec! Want to find time for fitness in your busy day? Get fit on campus with a variety of options offered by UFV Campus Recreation! “We offer a mix of heart-pumping and zen-building classes that will leave participants feeling healthy and happy,” says Cheryl Vannes. Choose from a variety of […]

The many lives of Mo Dhaliwal — alumni feature

“Why me?” When we asked Mo Dhaliwal to be the subject of a feature in UFV’s Skookum magazine, he was a little hesitant. “I didn’t have a fantastic academic history at UFV. I left in my third year of the business program and never finished,” he said, attributing his spotty record to “all sorts of […]

NSO embraces new format, welcomes students with Invocation, and adds new name

New Student Orientation embraced a new format this year, and set new records for attendance. More than 1,200 new students attended the day-long event on the Abbotsford campus. The orientation event featured UFV’s first-ever Invocation ceremony, a welcome event with a bit of pomp and circumstance, designed to mirror the look and feel of Convocation. […]

UFV and Student Union Society present Pride Culture Conference Sept 6 and 7

UFV and the UFV Student Union Society have teamed up to present the first annual Pride Culture Conference — a fun, educational, and inspiring event dedicated to members, allies, and advocates of the LGBTQIAP2S+ community. #ufvpcc19 UFV and the Student Union Society proudly present The PRIDE Culture Conference Sat, September 7, 2019 9 am to […]

Fraser Valley Literary Festival returns to UFV Sept 13 and 14

The Fraser Valley Literary Festival is back at the University of the Fraser Valley for its second year. Running from Friday, Sept 13 through Saturday, Sept 14, the festival will feature 11 diverse authors from British Columbia. This year’s event takes place in University House (Building F) on the Abbotsford campus. Keynote speakers are Shazia […]

Summer recap — all the news you may have missed

Summer’s almost over. Many of us have had the chance to unwind and spend some time away from UFV this summer, but the university does go on without us. Here’s a quick recap of some UFV news you may have missed: People Dr. James Mandigo starts as our new Provost and VP Academic on September […]

Eric Davis looks back on decade as Provost

Dr. Eric Davis arrived at UFV at an exciting time. Davis, who winds up his term as Provost this month and will return after an administrative leave as Special Advisor to the President, took some time recently to reflect on his 27 years at UFV and his decade as Provost and Vice President Academic. Davis […]

Sad news: Ken Brealey has passed away

Dr. Ken Brealey, who joined UFV as a faculty member and later served in key senior administrative roles, passed away on August 14, 2019, after a battle with cancer. Ken is survived by his wife Norma and his three step-daughters. Most recently, Ken served as acting Associate Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations within Human Resources. Prior to […]

Goodrich new Chairperson UFV Board of Governors

Justin P. Goodrich is the new Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the University of the Fraser Valley, effective August 1, 2019. Goodrich will be the 14th UFV Board Chair. He succeeds John Pankratz, whose term expired this summer. UFV’s Board of Governors includes volunteer members appointed by government and elected faculty, staff, and […]

UFV phasing out cash payment for tuition, student fees, and housing rental fees

Changes are coming to how UFV students pay their tuition and other fees. On September 3, 2019 UFV will begin to phase out acceptance of cash payments for student tuition, student fees, and housing rental fees. Eliminating cash helps preserve the integrity of the post-secondary financial process, supports the safety and security of students’ payments, […]