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Thousands graduate and celebrate at UFV Convocation 2016

Families cheered and friends applauded as graduates crossed the stage during four University of the Fraser Valley Convocation ceremonies, held June 2 and 3 at the Abbotsford Centre. More than 2,300 students earned more than 2,800 credentials at UFV this year, and many of them gathered to formally celebrate and bask in their moment of […]

Governor General’s Silver Medal: Alyssa Zucchet excels from start to finish

Alyssa Zucchet came to UFV as a stand-out student, and she’s leaving the same way. Recruited out of Chilliwack Secondary in 2012 with a $16,000 President’s Entrance Scholarship, she maintained excellent grades for the full four years, and is leaving with the Governor General’s Silver Medal as the top graduate from a bachelor’s degree program. […]

Honorary degree recipient Luigi Aquilini built an empire by example

Rags-to-riches stories often offer a glimpse into the highest level of human achievement. But Luigi Aquilini’s tale might top them all. Emigrating from his small Italian hometown, Luigi arrived in Canada penniless. Speaking little to no English and armed with nothing but a fifth-grade education, a strong back, and a determination to succeed, he set […]

Linda Frimer’s heartfelt art inspires UFV honorary degree

For Linda Frimer, art is a form of reconciliation, and creativity a means of expressing the love within us all. The Vancouver artist has been sharing her art to heal, help worthy causes, and reconcile nature and culture for more than 35 years. In recognition of her artistic, humanitarian, and philanthropic contributions and accomplishments, Frimer […]

Theoretical physicist Derek Harnett receives UFV Research Excellence Award

Derek Harnett’s research explores things we can’t see and that might not exist. And it’s vital. A world-recognized expert in quantum chromodynamics (QCD) sum-rule methods, Harnett’s work isn’t easily understood by the layperson, but it’s heralded within the physics community. His research — fuelled by insatiable curiosity and funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering […]

Saving birds and animals is Elizabeth Melnick’s mission

Some people say volunteering is for the birds — as in it’s not worth doing. But for Elizabeth Melnick, volunteering is literally for the thousands of birds and other wild animals that she and her helpers have saved and attempt to rehabilitated over the years. Melnick has been taking in injured birds and animals at […]

UFV seeks nominations for Betty Urquhart Community Service award

UFV is once again looking for unsung heroes. Do you know an individual or a group who has made the Fraser Valley a better place to live? People who make everyday contributions to their community but who may not be recognized? Consider nominating them for the UFV Betty Urquhart Community Service award. Betty Urquhart was […]