Author Archive | Anne Russell

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 […]

Bike to Work Week May 28 to June 3

Bike to Work Week is just days away! From Monday, May 28 through Sunday, June 3, UFV will be participating by encouraging staff, faculty, and students to commute to school by using a sustainable form of transportation – bicycling. Biking is a zero emission form of transportation which helps significantly reduce your carbon footprint! There […]

First year classes now offered on UFV Chilliwack campus

UFV commits to entire first year in Chilliwack for a range of degree programs

First-year UFV students who live in Chilliwack will be able to start their university studies close to home in several programs in the upcoming academic year. The university has committed to offering the first full year of several popular bachelor’s degree programs at the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park starting in September, 2018. These […]

Coast Capital donation funds peer-to-peer student support at UFV

Coast Capital Savings is helping the University of the Fraser Valley invest in student success. A gift of $50,000 is fuelling the UFV Coast Capital Peer Resource and Leadership Centre (PRLC) to continue helping students using a peer-to-peer support model. The PRLC‘s mandate is to provide holistic help for students. At the Coast Capital PRLC, student peer leaders help students […]

UFV automotive students to benefit from generosity of Lordco founder’s legacy

Ed Coates founded Lordco Auto Parts in 1974 with a small store in Maple Ridge, BC. Over the years his entrepreneurial spirit and aggressive drive to succeed established Lordco as BC’s market leader in the sale of automotive parts and accessories. Now the foundation established in his memory is helping future automotive professionals and entrepreneurs […]

Laura Authier joins UFV as Director of Marketing

Laura Authier is the new Director of Marketing at the University of the Fraser Valley. Authier brings an innovative vision for the educational sector and over 20 years of marketing experience. She has experience with the complexities of the digital and social media marketing landscape and has worked in both the education and private sectors. […]

Wideman promoted to AVP, Teaching and Learning

Dr. Maureen Wideman has been promoted to Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning. Wideman has been Director of Teaching and Learning at UFV since 2014.  “This brings the position into line with that of the AVP, Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies, an alignment that better fits a teaching-centred university, and will increase the profile and […]

UFV welcomes Dr. Joanne MacLean to presidency with installation ceremony

The University of the Fraser Valley marked the beginning of Dr. Joanne MacLean’s term as president and vice chancellor on May 11 with an installation ceremony on its Abbotsford campus. Dr. MacLean was formally installed by Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin. The ceremony was attended by representatives from local, provincial, and federal levels of government; from […]