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Research Excellence Award 2020: Robert Harding is recognized for his extensive work

Three decades ago, in a different life, professional actor Robert Harding sat with a friend — one of New Zealand’s top Maori actors — watching a news report showing Indigenous peoples protesting Columbus Day on New York City streets.  “Pete turned to me, and said, ‘What’re the Indians so upset about, mate?’” Harding recalls. “When […]

UFV celebrates faculty and staff excellence with awards

Every spring, UFV celebrates the achievements of its faculty and staff by conferring excellence awards in a number of categories. This year is no exception. Although the ceremony honouring them has had to be postponed due to COVID-19, UFV is proud to recognize the following excellence awards recipients: Faculty Service Excellence: Gerry Palmer, Business Leadership: […]

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 — […]

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, […]

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 […]

Miriam Nichols’ dedication earns her UFV Research Excellence award

Miriam Nichols believes that teaching and research go hand in hand. For the 23 years that she has been an English literature professor at UFV, she has pursued research in addition to her teaching duties. Now she’s being recognized for her dedication with the 2017 UFV Research Excellence award. “I have always viewed my profession […]