Author Archive | Anne Russell

Parenting during a pandemic with the Goertz family

Our sudden collective plunge into working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, often while caring for children who are also home, has been ongoing for three months now at UFV. In honour of Father’s Day, we thought we’d check in with an employee who’s also a father. But then we decided it would be […]

Lieutenant governor’s medal — Tsandlia Van Ry: UFV learning journey helped Stó:lō woman reconnect with roots

Not too many people can say that they’ve named a school before they even finished their teacher training. Tsandlia Van Ry can. She and a small group of community members proposed the name Stitó:s Lá:lém Totí:lt (‘place of crossing, house of learning’ in Halq’eméylem) for the new elementary/middle school under construction in Chilliwack. This name […]

Larsen receives innovative teaching award

Dr. Judy Larsen of UFV’s Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) department has been recognized for her creative approach to teaching mathematics with an award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), in partnership with D2L (formerly Desire2Learn). Larsen was one of four recipients of the 2020 D2L Innovation Award in Teaching […]

UFV celebrates faculty and staff excellence with awards

Every spring, UFV celebrates the achievements of its faculty and staff by conferring excellence awards in a number of categories. This year is no exception. Although the ceremony honouring them has had to be postponed due to COVID-19, UFV is proud to recognize the following excellence awards recipients: Faculty Service Excellence: Gerry Palmer, Business Leadership: […]

New scholarship recognizes key role of nurses in health care

When family can’t be there, nurses fill the gap. They are trained professionals who tend to patients’ pressing medical needs, but they also provide important compassionate human contact at times of great stress and uncertainty. Because nurses in the Fraser Valley provided excellent care to her late parents when they were in full care and […]

Class of 2020 nurses launch careers in a pandemic

Who would have guessed that the nursing class of 2020 would find themselves working in a pandemic in their first few months of practice? Amy Mueller and her classmates finished their Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of the Fraser Valley this past December, and were due to attend Convocation at UFV in […]

Inspirational Leadership award: Leadership comes naturally to Leah Whitehouse

Nobody appointed Leah Whitehouse to a leadership role at the University of the Fraser Valley. She just came to it naturally. And for the leadership and initiative she has shown in creating community at UFV’s Trades and Technology Centre, she is a recipient of the UFV Leadership award for 2020. Leah’s official job is cashier […]