Author Archive | Anne Russell

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 […]

Boston Pizza Chandigahr

Boston Pizza execs visit Chandigarh BBA students

  UFV’s Business Administration in Chandigarh, India, recently hosted Jordan Melville, president of T&M Group of Companies (which owns Boston Pizza in Canada, US, and Mexico) and Wes Bews, CFO of Boston Pizza Inc. Along with them came Pam Sahsi and Pami Buttar, the directors of CFO Inc., which outsources Boston Pizza’s accounting work to […]

Paul Almond visit

Veteran Canadian filmmaker Paul Almond visits UFV

  Paul Almond is a landmark Canadian filmmaker who pioneered the development of the Canadian film industry in the 1950s. In over four decades of film-making he directed 120 dramas for Canadian, British and U.S. TV networks, and created the ground-breaking documentary “7Up”. In 1970, Almond wrote and directed the feature film “Act of the […]

McQuarrie on Global TV re moonlighting

Business admin. professor Fiona McQuarrie was on Global BC news on Fri, Oct 14, as part of the Generation How series the station is doing, which investigates how the 18–35 generation is handing housing, education, economic, and employment challenges. The segment is on the Global website: http://www.globaltvbc.com/special/6442500168/story.html It’s Part Five at the bottom of the […]

Dr. Lenore Newman appointed Canada Research Chair at UFV

    The University of the Fraser Valley has a new federally funded researcher on campus. Dr. Lenore Newman was recently appointed Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment and joins the Geography department at UFV. She will also be working closely with the UFV Agriculture department. The Canada Research Chair program was established […]

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