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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 […]

Welcoming vibe nets Global Lounge the UFV Teamwork award

Open a special door at the UFV Abbotsford campus and you might walk into the middle of a salsa dance lesson or a trip through Russia. The Global Lounge within UFV International is a big, friendly mixing bowl — a place where students from Canada and a swath of other countries meet in a busy […]

UFV Inspirational Leadership Award: Samantha Pattridge leads by example

Samantha Pattridge is the kind of leader who is admired by her students, the members of the department she leads, and her colleagues at large. She’s a UFV alumna who spread her wings on an academic and career journey that made several stops before she returned to her alma mater to teach in 2007, and […]

Staff Excellence Award: Jill Smith provided dedication and continuity in key role as UFV evolved

Jill Smith, inaugural recipient of the UFV Staff Excellence Award, has served as a capable and indispensable executive assistant to three UFV presidents (and one acting president). She’s witnessed first-hand and played a vital role in UFV’s transition through three phases: regional college, degree-granting university college, and nationally and internationally engaged university. She became the […]

Green UFV wins inaugural UFV Teamwork award

  The best teams are made up of groups of individuals who bring a diversity of strengths to the table. Such is the case with UFV’s Green UFV team, inaugural winner of the UFV Teamwork award, presented at the UFV Excellence Awards ceremony on June 8. GreenUFV is a cross-functional team that works on sustainability […]