Author Archive | Anne Russell

Frank Dolman

Founding UFV employee Frank Dolman has passed away

Frank Dolman, one of UFV’s founding employees, passed away on August 18, 2011 at the age of 82. Frank was one of the four founding administrative employees of Fraser Valley College in 1974. The others were Eric Woodroff, Betty Urquhart, and Roy Craven, all of whom have also passed away. Bill Sharp was another founding […]

Ghizlane Laghzaoui

New to UFV: Ghizlane Laghzaoui

Ghizlane Laghzaoui has recently joined UFV as a professor of French, teaching as part of the Modern Languages Institute. Ghizlane will be teaching courses in French language and literature and francophone cultures. She will also be participating in the implementation of a major in French. Her research focuses on academic writing and academic performance with […]

National fire database project seeks to improve fire safety

A cheque for $149,500 was presented to the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) on August 8, 2011, kicking off research into a national database that could lead to fewer fires and more effective and efficient fire-service delivery across the country. “This is a great example of the way faculty members at UFV and community […]

UFV fashion student creates tartan for Abbotsford

As the City of Abbotsford showed its new tartan at the Canada Day celebrations, modeled in kilts and shawls worn by local celebrities (including UFV president Mark Evered), representatives of UFV looked on with pride. Fashion Design student Samantha Merritt was particularly excited, as she was the designer of the new civic tartan. When she watched […]

Dental Hygiene program accepting applicants for Sept 2012

The Dental Hygiene program is back on track for the Fall of 2012 at the University of the Fraser Valley. After graduating four classes of graduates, the program took a breather, suspending applications for Fall 2011 while the university evaluated the labour market. UFV will now offer an intake to the program every two years, starting […]

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, […]

Barry Moore presided over Fraser Valley College’s adolescence

(From a telephone interview conducted in 2010 with some updates in 2018. Barry Moore passed away on Dec 1, 2018.) Dr. Barry Moore presided over what might be termed Fraser Valley College’s adolescence. He arrived in 1979 after his predecessor Dr. Larry Blake had guided the college from soon after its start up. Barry was […]

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 […]