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Shirlana Julian, medical office assistant with Matsqui Nation

Adding certification to experience as a medical office assistant

Shirlana Julian is the oldest in a class of 17 medical office assistants in training. Unlike her classmates, who take the UFV Continuing Education’s Medical Office Assistant (MOA) program to launch a career in the field, Shirlana has worked in this role for two years already. Now she would like to become a certified MOA […]

Legal Administrative Assistants, Melissa Solomon and Pawanpreet Gill

Legal Administrative Assistants who love their jobs

Do you love an intellectual challenge? Enter the legal profession. Pawanpreet Gill and Melissa Solomon, two recent graduates from UFV Continuing Education’s Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA) program, have found a stimulating work environment at a full-service law firm, Lindsay Kenney LLP, based in Langley and downtown Vancouver. However, both took a few detours on the […]

Nursing Foot Care entrepreneur, Nikolas Croker of Mountain Foot Care

Nurse entrepreneur finds niche in foot care

Nikolas Croker first heard about nursing foot care while studying to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). “My first reaction was to wonder why anyone would need a foot care nurse,” Nikolas recalls. “But the more I learned, the more I realized how critical this type of care is.” In older adults, diabetes causes nerve […]

Permanent parking changes coming to UFV Clearbrook July 4

Permanent parking changes are coming to UFV’s Clearbrook Centre beginning Wednesday, July 4, as the City of Abbotsford begins construction on a new courthouse facility. Parking for UFV’s Clearbrook Centre is being moved across Veteran’s Way, west of The Reach art gallery (see map, below). Courthouse construction is expected to take two years. Access to […]

Public Relations grads promote local businesses

Talented Public Relations duo promote local businesses

“I remember the first time I met you,” says Reece Mack, PR coordinator at Jelly Marketing to his colleague, account manager Hudson Lee. “You were late for class,” he adds, teasingly. The two young professionals met on their first day in UFV Continuing Education’s Public Relations program in October 2016. Since then, they’ve become fast […]

Métis students caring for the community’s future with support worker program at UFV

From a BC government news release: Sixteen Métis participants in the Lower Mainland have the opportunity to create a brighter future for themselves, their families and their community, with the launch of the Métis Community Support Worker program. “This partnership, between the University of the Fraser Valley and Métis Nation British Columbia, is helping Métis […]

Learn more about evidence-based decision making in UFV course

When you’re trying to make a decision, do you rely on hunches, conventional wisdom, or your previous experience? Or maybe even flipping a coin? Have you ever tried applying a more formal, evidence-based approach? The University of the Fraser Valley invites people tasked with decision making in their work or personal life to explore the […]

Shirley Burns, UFV Floral Design graduate

A journey from dirt to blossom

When talking about her second career in floral design, Shirley Burns likes to say that she’s still digging up dirt. Throughout a 30-year career in the security and investigation field, Shirley had certainly perfected the art of digging up buried secrets. But even though she was at the top of her game, the former executive […]