Author Archive | Anne Russell

Powerful panel trio for International Women’s Day at UFV

There will be some high-achieving women on hand at the University of the Fraser Valley on March 8 for International Women’s Day. Award-winning journalist and 2018 UFV honorary doctorate recipient Dr. Kim Bolan, award-winning author Robyn Maynard, and Indigenous political science professor Dr. Gina Starblanket will share their perspectives and personal and professional experiences. This […]

Collaborative approach to teaching and learning focus of guest lecture

A leading innovator in approaches to teaching will share his insights at the University of the Fraser Valley on Feb 27. Dr. Peter Looker is the next speaker in the President’s Leadership Lecture Series. His presentation will take place at 4:30 pm in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (B101). Admission is free and the public […]

Canadian soccer star Sophie Schmidt to visit UFV Feb 8

One of Abbotsford’s star citizens will visit the University of the Fraser Valley on February 8 to share her experiences from the world of women’s soccer. UFV recognized Sophie Schmidt with an honorary doctorate at its Convocation ceremonies last June, but commitments with the Canadian women’s national soccer team prevented her from accepting it in […]

Salton Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge opens to the public

UFV’s connection to the Abbotsford community received a big boost last week with the opening of the Salton pedestrian/cycling bridge. The bridge will help to improve mobility and safety for pedestrians and cyclists traveling to and from the UDistrict and also aligns with the City of Abbotsford’s strategic goal to enhance multi-modal transportation systems to […]

UFV is a family affair for the Youngs of Mission

When Hannah Young drove to her first day of classes at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2015, she was excited, but also feeling a little down. Some of her friends had moved away to live on campus at larger far away universities and here she was carpooling from Mission to the Abbotsford campus… […]

Getting to know writer-in-residence Robert Wiersema

Robert Wiersema will be joining UFV as new writer-in-residence for the winter semester. Wiersema is the bestselling author of Before I Wake, Bedtime Story, and four other books. One of Canada’s foremost book reviewers, his reviews appear regularly in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and other magazines, and his Beyond […]

Linguist Strang Burton to speak on revitalizing Halq’eméylem at UFV on Jan 24

At its Convocation ceremonies last June, the University of the Fraser Valley conferred an honorary degree on Siyamiyateliyot Elizabeth Phillips, the last surviving fluent speaker of Upriver Halq’eméylem, the language of the Stó:lō people. Professional linguists have played a vital role in assisting community members and Elders such as Siyamiyateliyot in helping the Stó:lō to […]

2018 a year of new beginnings, collaboration, and partnerships at UFV

It was a year of new beginnings at the University of the Fraser Valley. UFV announced a new president, Dr. Joanne MacLean, in January and held a formal installation ceremony on May 11. UFV also formally welcomed Chancellor Andy Sidhu to his post with an installation in April. President MacLean launched a visioning process in […]

UFV receives four-star rating on international ranking site QS Stars

The University of the Fraser Valley has earned four-star status in a prestigious international post-secondary rating system that helps students choose the university that best fits their needs. In the methodology used for QS Stars, universities are evaluated in dozens of indicators across at least eight categories. After the assessment, universities are awarded with an […]