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UFV celebrates 2019 long-service employees

It’s the sign of a great workplace when employees stick around for a decade or three. Or four! UFV celebrated long-serving employees at a special dinner at the Quality Inn on May 6, 2019. The longest serving employee at the event? Kartar Thandi, who is celebrating 40 years at UFV this year. President Joanne MacLean […]

Teaching Excellence 2019: Joel Feenstra’s “electrifying” teaching style garners award

Joel Feenstra’s teaching style has been described by his students as “electrifying”. Fortunately for all, they don’t mean literally. A dedicated, creative and passionate electronics, automation, and electrical instructor, Joel is the recipient of this year’s Teaching Excellence award at the University of the Fraser Valley. Even at 17, Joel had a long-term vision — […]

Getting a jump on the fight against procrastination earns teamwork award for LNAP crew

There’s no ‘i’ in teamwork, but there is a capital “UFV.” That’s the sentiment of Academic Success Centre coordinator Sandra Smith when she talks about the organizing committee planning and executing the university’s Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP) each semester. Her team earned this year’s UFV Teamwork Award for their efforts to inspire academic action […]

Faculty Service Excellence award: Amber Johnston puts heart into her job

As a lab instructor in the Kinesiology program at UFV, Amber Johnston’s primary job is to teach students the applied ‘hands on’ portion of their anatomy and physiology courses. But she brings much more to her faculty position. You could say that she puts her heart into it. And for her commitment to her students, […]

Sexualized Violence Prevention team receives 2018 UFV Teamwork Award

UFV’s Sexualized Violence Prevention Team has earned the 2018 UFV Teamwork Award. Working under the supervision of Student Life & Development coordinator Kyle Baillie, the team includes: Student Wellness and Development manager Greg Mather, Coast Capital Savings Peer Resource and Leadership Centre coordinator Ashley Ward-Hall, Student Transitions coordinator Belinda Karsen, and Sexualized Violence Prevention Training […]

Cherie Enns earns UFV’s 2018 Teaching Excellence Award

World traveller. Life changer. For more than three decades, Cherie Enns has worked as a passionate urban planner dedicated to local and international policy, human rights and community design. She’s helped dozens of students effect change — in their own backyards and throughout buzzing Africa cities, with countless others coming to appreciate their impact on […]