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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: […]

Teamwork Excellence: PD Day crew went big and had fun

The secret to putting together a great event team is all about the mix of people.  There should be a variety of different personalities and character traits so all aspects of planning are covered. Each team member should bring a set of unique skills and strengths. And it doesn’t hurt if the group has a […]

Inspirational Leadership award: Leadership comes naturally to Leah Whitehouse

Nobody appointed Leah Whitehouse to a leadership role at the University of the Fraser Valley. She just came to it naturally. And for the leadership and initiative she has shown in creating community at UFV’s Trades and Technology Centre, she is a recipient of the UFV Leadership award for 2020. Leah’s official job is cashier […]

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 […]

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 […]

Positive, passionate Karen Power embodies employee excellence

Balancing a passion for customer service and a positive results-driven nature with the ability to overcome challenges, Karen Power embodies employee excellence. For her years of dedication to and excellence in her work, Karen is this year’s winner of the Staff Excellence Award. Karen Power joined UFV in 1990, starting as an Assistant to the […]

Cherished by Criminology, Forster earns UFV Staff Excellence Award

Powered by student energy and lauded by the department she supports, this year’s UFV Staff Excellence Award winner can do it all because she’s done it all. Bouncing between departments as an auxiliary in the early 2000s, Cherish Forster sometimes followed full shifts in Registration by adding a few extra hours taking calls on UCFV’s […]