Author Archive | Anne Russell

A taste of healthy eating

UFV is currently partnering with the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health and the Canadian Cancer Society in the Be Well at Work project. Many employees are helping gather data by participating in Be Well at Work questionnaires. The project held a fall food tasting event at the University of the […]

Synapses were snapping at UFV microlectures

It was another intellectually stimulating lunch hour at UFV as the university presented the annual faculty microlectures. More than a dozen faculty presented their field of expertise in two-minute morsels, leaving the audience curious for more. Erik Talvila, Math and Statistics: Distributional integrals Fiona McQuarrie, Business Admin: Colleges and universities: How do we tell them […]

Retirees feted at a night all their own

It was like old home week at the Ramada Inn on Thursday, Nov 24, as 19 retirees (10 of whom were present) were celebrated at the annual retirement celebration, which moved to a dinner format this year. As is the UFV custom, retirees from past years were invited to welcome their fellow retirees to this […]

Attend university for an hour with UFV microlectures

Are you the type of person who likes your education in bite-size pieces and on many topics in one sitting? Then be sure to take in the UFV Microlectures on Wed, Nov23, at the Road Runner lounge on the UFV Abbotsford campus. Starting at 11:30 am, faculty members from a variety of disciplines will each […]

Nominate an outstanding UFV teacher for excellence award

    Were you inspired by an outstanding teacher at UFV? Here is your chance to recognize and honour that special person by nominating him or her for UFV’s Teaching Excellence Award. Current UFV students, alumni, faculty, and staff are all eligible to nominate someone for this award, which is conferred in June. Those eligible […]

UFV Chancellor Brian Minter earns Order of Chilliwack

The Chilliwack Progress, Nov. 16 2011 Chilliwack Council has named Brian Minter as the fourth recipient of the Order of Chilliwack medal, an award to recognize citizens for outstanding achievement or long term contribution to our community. “The Order of Chilliwack is the City’s highest honour and Mr. Minter’s extraordinary contributions to our community make […]

Harnett to speak on the strong nuclear force in UFV lecture

To study particle physics, you have a strong scientific and mathematical background. But you also need a good imagination, because you’ll be spending a lot of time studying things that you cannot see. And that’s okay with Dr. Derek Harnett, a physicist who will be the second speaker in the 2011/12 University Lecture Series at […]

Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto

Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto visits UFV

BC Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto visited UFV on Tues, Nov 8. She stared out at the new Chilliwack campus at the Canada Education Park, where she and other dignitaries got a sneak peek at the new building currently under construction/renovation. After lunch with some students at the Trades and Technology Centre on the Ed […]

UFV looking forward to new Chilliwack campus

  Students of the University of the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack will soon be learning in state-of-the-art surroundings at the university’s Canada Education Park campus, thanks to pre-construction infrastructure improvements. Local politicians and Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto got a sneak peek at the new building on Tuesday, Nov 8. Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack–Fraser […]

UFV announces Pacific Berry Resource Centre partnership

A “centre for excellence” is in the works at the University of the Fraser Valley, one that will not only encourage research and learning, but will strengthen the Fraser Valley’s leading reputation in berry production. On Nov. 3, representatives of UFV’s Agriculture and Technology department signed a memorandum of understanding with a number of partners […]

Development for a New Generation (D4NG) hosts international organizations in a free forum for youth

  The University of the Fraser Valley’s Development for a New Generation project is hosting a free forum for Fraser Valley youth this Saturday to raise awareness of sustainable international development options for volunteers. D4NG is a project sponsored by the UFV Global Development Institute. It’s designed to increase awareness and understanding regarding Canada’s approach […]

Biology students get hands-on experience in Tofino

  UFV Biology students got hands-on learning during the intensive seven-day course, hosted at the Tofino botanical gardens field station on Vancouver Island. The week included exploration and analysis of the many unique ecological systems within and around the Clayoquot Sound biosphere reserve. A number of UFV instructors participated in the expedition, lending their expertise […]