Author Archive | Anne Russell

Dr. Jacqueline Nolte appointed Dean of the new UFV College of Arts

  Jacqueline Nolte has been appointed Dean of Arts at UFV, after a two-year stint as UFV’s interim Dean of Arts. Nolte has been at UFV since 1999, starting as a sessional instructor in art history and gaining a faculty appointment in 2000. She served as Visual Arts department head from 2004 to 2009, and […]

Playwright Tomson Highway to visit UFV Oct 23 and 24

  A Canadian Aboriginal playwright with a previous connection to the University of the Fraser Valley will visit the Chilliwack and Abbotsford campuses this October. Cree writer Tomson Highway will be on the Chilliwack campus on Sunday, Oct. 23, for a staged reading of excerpts from his play The Rez Sisters. He will visit the […]

UFV in the news: two vie for school trustee seats

At UFV we like to see students putting their education to good use and engaging in public discourse. Two UFV mature students run for Chilliwack school trustee Chilliwack Times — Oct 11, 2011 Karen Jarvis and Dan Coulter, both mature students at UFV, are both running for school trustee positions in Chilliwack

Carl Peters

Carl Peters publishes book on bill bissett

Carl Peters (who teaches English, Creative Writing, Visual Arts and Art History) has written the first book-length critical analysis of poet bill bissett’s work. Although internationally recognized as a pioneer of visual, concrete, sound, and performance poetry, few critics recognize bill bissett’s work in the visual arts to be of equal aesthetic importance — very […]

Simon Gibson launches office politics column

Business admin sessional Simon Gibson, also a 30-year councillor for the City of Abbotsford, has found a niche for a newspaper column and filled it. His weekly column on office politics (which you can see at www.officepolitics101.com ) is now running in 25 newspapers throughout British Columbia including in such communities as Kelowna, Burnaby, Langley, […]

Dental Hygiene grads 2011

UFV Dental Hygiene grads score above national average

Students enrolled in UFV’s Dental Hygiene diploma program earned top marks in the National Dental Hygiene certification board examination, completed this past May. UFV dental hygiene students consistently scored above the national average compared to other students who wrote the same exam across Canada. “We are very pleased with the results; we know our graduates […]

New folks: Ashley Wray

Ashley Wray has joined UFV as a marketing and communications specialist, replacing Patty Wellborn, who has moved to the Okanagan. Ashley is an award-winning journalist who most recently worked for the Abbotsford News. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Kwantlen University, and experience in several sectors of journalism, having worked […]

UFV in the news: Rickaby off to meet Obama

Michelle, meet Michelle (Obama that is). Two local women who are also cancer survivors and authors will be heading off to Washington, D.C. in early October after being nominated for a prestigious award at the Global Woman Summit. UFV’s Michelle Rickaby of Yarrow and Glenda Standeven of Chilliwack, co-authors of Choosing to Smile with Julie […]

UFV in the news: McCullough to take on advising role re partnerships

Longtime Dean of Trades and Technology Harv McCullough will step down from that role in a few months, and take on the part-time role of advising President Mark Evered on community and industry partnerships. Read the full story as reported in the Chilliwack Progress (link below). UFV looks to strengthen partnerships Chilliwack Progress – September […]

Chris Bertram

Bertram to speak on new approaches to helping children with FASD

Where some people focus on weaknesses, Dr. Chris Bertram prefers to focus on strengths. The University of the Fraser Valley kinesiologist has been working with a research team for five years, trying to find ways to help children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder live up their full potential. Bertram, this year’s winner of the Teaching […]