Author Archive | Anne Russell

UFV Town & Gown event raises $85,000 in one night; $200,000 in 2017

You could feel the love in UFV’s Student Union Building on November 15, as the university thanked donors for all the support they provide to UFV, and for the ripple effect that their help has on students and the wider community. Supporters from all over the Fraser Valley and beyond gathered in Abbotsford for the […]

Young Distinguished Alumni Alexis Warmerdam finds success in a familiar field

Like the windmills she once worked to improve, Alexis Warmerdam possesses potentially endless energy. And she needs every ounce. UFV’s 2017 Young Distinguished Alumni Award winner is a driving force behind Abbotsford’s blossoming agriculture tourism industry. She created two events, both wildly popular straight out of the gate: Bloom the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, and Abby […]

Distinguished Alumni 2017 Emily Henry: Helping Indigenous offenders heal through connection with culture

Many people note the over-representation of Indigenous people in the federal corrections system. UFV alumna Emily Henry has built a career on designing programs to help them. For her leadership role in introducing treatment programs influenced by Indigenous cultural beliefs and practices, the University of the Fraser Valley is recognizing Henry as its Distinguished Alumni […]

International Education week: Learn and Love Diversity

UFV is celebrating International Education Week November 13-17. This year’s theme is Learn and Love Diversity. Mon, Nov 13               Internationalization Goals Open House 3:30pm Global Lounge B223 Tues, Nov. 14 Racism in the Fraser Valley: a community connections ‘How To’ Presented by Cycling For Diversity 1:30 pm Global Lounge B223 Wed, Nov 15 Islamaphobia Presented […]

Town & Gown to meet once again at Nov 15 fundraising dinner

UFV will once again welcome the community to campus for the third annual Town & Gown fundraising dinner on November 15. Events like Town and Gown give UFV the opportunity to welcome our key supporters to campus and highlight the achievements of students, faculty, and alumni. The event on Nov 15 is sold out. Community […]

UFV investigating e-security incident

On Monday, October 30, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) learned of a security incident impacting a small group of students. UFV is currently investigating a suspicious email and the related disclosure of limited personal information. The 29 students directly affected were contacted on Monday and UFV is working with them to take steps […]

Witness Blanket artist Carey Newman to speak at closing ceremony

As the Witness Blanket exhibit at the University of the Fraser Valley draws to a close, the artist who created it will speak about his inspiration. Artist Carey Newman (Ha-yalth-kingeme) will visit UFV for the closing ceremony of the Witness Blanket exhibit, at 6 pm on Wed, Nov 8. The presentation will take place in […]

UFV to host neighbourhood health and wellness fair at Five Corners

UFV will once again be reaching out to the community from its downtown Chilliwack location with a neighbourhood health & wellness fair. The fair will run from 1–4 pm on Monday, Nov 6 at UFV Five Corners at 46115 Yale Road. “This is a free, family-friendly event that gives our health sciences students the opportunity […]

Marvellous Marcellus duo: family supports UFV students in memory of parents

For two-thirds of a century, the names Jim and Cathy Marcellus were synonymous with health and education in the community of Mission, BC. The memory of these life-long learners will live on in bursaries designed to help UFV students studying in disciplines that were dear to Jim and Cathy’s hearts. The newly established Marcellus Family […]

Indigenous art to be unveiled on Abbotsford campus Oct 26

In the spirit of Indigenizing the campus, UFV has commissioned works by local Indigenous artists. These works will be unveiled on Thursday, Oct 26 at 1 pm in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (Abby B101). These works not only reflect and include Indigenous students on campus, they provide a point of education for all of […]

Chilliwack’s Jim Ryan to share stories of his quadriplegic life

Jim Ryan is living proof that life can change in an instant. And that even after calamity, life goes on. And he will share that story at the University of the Fraser Valley’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park on Mon, Oct 23 at noon as part of the Health Sciences Speaker Series. The event, […]

Reconciliation ambassador Robert Joseph to speak at UFV Oct 25

A hereditary chief and residential school survivor who serves as ambassador for Reconciliation Canada will share his story at UFV on Wed, October 25 at 6 pm. Chief Dr. Robert Joseph will speak as part of the President’s Leadership Lecture Series at UFV, which this fall is aligned with the Witness Blanket exhibit currently on […]