Author Archive | Anne Russell

Mac brings comfort in times of wildfire stress

Many people at UFV are familiar with Mac the therapy dog. He accompanies UFV counsellor Dawn Holt to work and is available to be present in her office during most sessions with students. As the world’s first registered therapy dog working at a university, Mac is no stranger to helping people cope with stress. Now […]

Bright berries see a juicy future with Raspberry magazine

Bands blast, rappers lay down beats, and poets are slamming — all in one night and all in one room. One young woman is in her element, putting herself on the line and reading for  a live audience. It’s all part of a fundraising evening organized by the Raspberry collective at the Reach Gallery and […]

UFV presents Literary Cafe at Harrison Festival of the Arts

UFV’s Literary Café at the Harrison Festival of the Arts offers an intimate opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the west coast’s brightest writers and poets. Join us on July 10 for an evening of summertime stories that celebrate nature in beautiful British Columbia. This year we introduce a vibrant mix […]

Miriam Nichols’ dedication earns her UFV Research Excellence award

Miriam Nichols believes that teaching and research go hand in hand. For the 23 years that she has been an English literature professor at UFV, she has pursued research in addition to her teaching duties. Now she’s being recognized for her dedication with the 2017 UFV Research Excellence award. “I have always viewed my profession […]

Convocation 2017: Friends and families celebrate as thousands graduate from UFV

Families and friends from throughout the Fraser Valley and beyond cheered as graduates crossed the stage at UFV’s Convocation ceremonies on June 6 and 7 at the Abbotsford Centre. More than 2,300 students earned 2,700 credentials during the 2016/17 academic year, including the first graduate of UFV’s new Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program, Alicia […]

Transit Police Chief LePard goes back to school and earns gold medal

Chief Doug LePard didn’t need a master’s degree. But he wanted one. The Chief of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police force decided it was “now or never” two years ago and joined the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program at the University of the Fraser Valley. On June 6, he will cross the UFV […]

Barrier-breaking Indigenous MD Nadine Caron to receive honorary degree from UFV

She’s a physician and surgeon, leader, professor, researcher, athlete, role model, mentor, coach, and advocate, but when Dr. Nadine Caron started university in 1988, she wasn’t sure where it would take her. She did, however, know it was a path worth following. Caron will be recognized for her outstanding achievements with an honorary Doctor of […]

Kirsten Brazier earns honorary degree for inspiring females in aviation, aerospace, marine industry, and defence sector

Kirsten Brazier loves working in aviation. And her enthusiasm for sharing this career path, and other STEM-based fields, with females of all ages, has earned her an honorary doctorate from the University of the Fraser Valley. Brazier will receive her honorary Doctor of Technology degree at UFV’s morning convocation ceremony on Tues, June 6 at […]

Derek Harnett to speak on subatomic physics at next President’s Lecture — May 23

The next speaker in the UFV President’s Leadership Lecture Series is Dr. Derek Harnett, winner of the 2016 UFV Research Excellence Award. Harnett will speak about the most pressing issues facing subatomic physics today, how Canadian physicists plan to address them, and what we might we discover through this research. The Search for Outside-the-Quark-Model Hadrons […]