Author Archive | Anne Russell

UCFV honours Abbotsford pioneer family with student residence name

Although the new student residence hall at UCFV’s Abbotsford campus does offer its tenants a spectacular view of Mt. Baker, the building does not take its name — Baker House — from the American volcanic peak. Rather, it honours a hardworking Abbotsford pioneer family that once owned the land where the new building now sits. […]

Bains named director of UCFV’s new Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies

After an extensive search and recruiting process, Satwinder Bains of Abbotsford has been chosen as the the Director of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at the University College of the Fraser Valley. “We are extremely lucky to have been able to recruit someone like Satwinder,” said UCFV Dean of Research Yvon Dandurand. “She is very […]

Passion for writing paid off for Schroeder — honorary degree 2002

Honorary degree — Andreas Schroeder Passion for writing paid off for Schroeder The odds were not stacked in favour of Andreas Schroeder becoming a writer, much less a successful one who could support himself and a family by working with words. Schroeder, who received an honorary doctorate of letters degree from UCFV this year, came […]

Scott honored for commitment to social justice

Honorary degree — Jean Scott Scott honored for commitment to social justice  Jean Scott of Chilliwack has become the first woman to receive an honorary degree from the University College of the Fraser Valley. Jean, who turned 90 in April, has been a social activist longer than most people have been alive. She has devoted […]

Obituary: Tim Segger

Tim Segger, who served UFV in several administrative capacities until his retirement in 2010, passed away on November 23, 2015 after a battle with cancer. Tim joined what was then Fraser Valley College as an instructor in 1979 as a sessional instructor in the  Criminal Justice department, to which he was later appointed as a […]