Author Archive | Anne Russell

Larry Stinson new chair of UFV Board of Governors

Chilliwack lawyer Larry Stinson is the new chair of the UFV Board of Governors, succeeding Rod Thomson of Abbotsford, whose term expires this summer. Henry Jansen will serve as first vice chair and Bonnie McGhie will be second vice chair. UFV’s Board of Governors is comprised of appointed local citizens and elected faculty, staff, and […]

Moms-to-be needed by UFV nursing students

If you’re a pregnant woman who will be having her baby in a Fraser Valley hospital between September and April, you’re in high demand by University of the Fraser Valley nursing students. Mothers-to-be who will be having their babies in the Fraser Valley are once again invited to help a UFV nursing student learn about […]

UFV kinesiology students are Champions for Health in Antigua

UFV kinesiology students have once again made an impact in Antigua through the Champions for Health program, a collaborative effort between the Kinesiology and Physical Education department at the University of the Fraser Valley and the Ministry of Education in Antigua Barbuda, West Indies. And the program is about expand to include visits to UFV […]

Dhats benefited from UFV education and are now giving back overseas

Dave Dhat is not the easiest guy with whom to schedule an interview. Busy doing his obstetrics/gynecology rotation as a third-year medical student at McMaster University, he’s constantly being called out to hone his delivery skills. We finally connect by phone after three baby deliveries in one day on his part, and although he’s tired, […]

Mission’s Marcellus to receive honorary doctorate from UFV

Two things have been a constant in the life of Catherine Marcellus for over 60 years: the community of Mission, and a devotion to community education. Marcellus and her husband Jim settled in Mission in 1947 when he set up his medical practice. They’ve lived in the same house since 1952. For her dedication to […]

Coast Capital investment pays lasting dividends

Leaders guide, they motivate, they inspire. At the University of the Fraser Valley, leaders can be found among faculty, staff, and alumni. Now, thanks to the efforts of the UFV Student Life department and with funding from Coast Capital Savings, more leaders will come from our largest population — students. Student Life had already established […]

UFV’s Roger Friesen works to keep Olympians in winning frame of mind

With the 2010 countdown nearly complete, all top-level athletes competing in Vancouver’s Olympic and Paralympic Games are as physically fit as they are going to get. But as history has shown dozens of times, it’s not always the body or the training that lets down the Olympian. Often it’s the mind. Jitters, butterflies, nerves, or […]

UFV welcomed new president, marked significant anniversary in 2009

Dec 31, 2009 The year 2009 was a significant one for the University of the Fraser Valley in many ways. UFV marked its 35th anniversary in April, it celebrated the first graduates to complete their studies at the newly named University of the Fraser Valley in June, and it welcomed its fifth president and vice-chancellor, […]

Evered takes the helm at UFV

Dr. Mark Evered has been watching the University of the Fraser Valley with interest for the past few years. Now he’ll be getting to know the place a lot better, after recently beginning his term as the university’s fifth president and vice-chancellor. “This is really the capstone to my career,” he says. “It provides me […]

Evered takes the helm at UFV

Dr. Mark Evered has been watching the University of the Fraser Valley with interest for the past few years. Now he’ll be getting to know the place a lot better, after recently beginning his term as the university’s fifth president and vice-chancellor.   “This is really the capstone to my career,” he says. “It provides […]

Bassford leaves legacy of new name, new campus, new community connections

When Dr. Skip Bassford agreed to take up the presidency of the University College of the Fraser Valley in 1998, it was because he was intrigued by a concept. The university colleges of British Columbia were unique types of post-secondary institutions – ones that combined degree-level university studies with applied disciplines. This meant not only […]