Author Archive | Anne Russell

Give the United Way

The United Way Campaign for 2019 has launched at UFV, marking the 35th consecutive year of staff and faculty support for the United Way. When you’re vulnerable, the right connection can save your life. For a community to be great, it needs to be great for everyone. The United Way invests in the communities where […]

Retirees celebrated for almost 600 years of collective service

Colleagues, friends, and family members of the 2018 UFV retirees gathered to celebrate the newly retired and thank them for what collectively equaled almost six centuries of service to the university in all its phases. Some had started their careers when we were known as Fraser Valley College. Others joined during the UCFV phase. All […]

Anita Nielsen new Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Anita Nielsen has joined the University of the Fraser Valley as Executive Director, Advancement and Alumni Relations. She comes to UFV from KCI Ketchum Canada, where she was a senior search and philanthropy consultant. Prior to this role Anita held increasingly senior positions with the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, culminating as Associate Vice […]

Nominate someone great! UFV seeking nominations for a variety of awards and honours

Nominate someone great! At UFV, we believe in honouring excellence and recognizing outstanding achievement and service. To do so, we need your help in the form of nominations. Let us know who deserves to be recognized! UFV is currently seeking nominations for the following awards and honours in the categories of Faculty Excellence, Employee Service […]

UFV welcomes community at Town and Gown 2018

The University of the Fraser Valley welcomed supporters from the community to the Abbotsford campus on November 14 for Town and Gown, a fundraising dinner that celebrated the transformational power of a UFV education. Community guests mingled with UFV faculty members and student ambassadors, who shared stories about how their UFV experience changed their lives […]

President and Chancellor visit UFV India in Chandigarh

UFV President Joanne MacLean and Chancellor Andy Sidhu touched down in Chandigarh in early November for their first visit to UFV India. Along with their partners Maureen Murphy and Pritam Sidhu, the president and chancellor had a jam-packed agenda for their week-long visit. While in India they visited  the Golden Temple in Amritsar, toured UFV […]

BC Lion Manny Arceneaux to visit UFV Nov 8

UFV Kinesiology professor Roger Friesen has been working with the BC Lions football team as a sport psychologist this season. And he’s bringing one of them to the Chilliwack campus atrium to speak to his class and the public on Thurs, Nov 8. Wide receiver Manny Arecenaux will speak to UFV kinesiology students and others […]

UFV Research Encounters lectures focus on innovation — Nov 20 and 29

The University of the Fraser Valley is highlighting research in two upcoming public lectures in November. The Research Encounters series will feature one UFV faculty member and one guest lecturer from India. Dr. Jon Thomas, who holds the BC Regional Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development at UFV and is a faculty member in the School […]

UFV to mark 60th anniversary of Dr. Zhivago with forum

It has been 60 years since Boris Pasternak’s Dr. Zhivago won the Nobel Prize for Literature. UFV’s College of Arts will be marking the event with a multidisciplinary forum on the legacy of this work on Tues, Nov 13 from 11:30 am to 2:20 pm in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (Abby B101). Admission is […]

Energy-efficient electric vehicle joins UFV fleet

UFV breathed new energy into its vehicle fleet last week, with a new electric transport addition to the multi-campus operation. The university’s facilities management team replaced an old shipping van with a UFV-branded 2015 Nissan Leaf S that provides a clean alternative during the frequent trips to and from the regional campuses. “The purchase of […]