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Several UFV connections in provincial election campaign

The provincial election campaign is now over and all the votes have been cast. While final result will not be known in some ridings for a couple of weeks due to the need to count the large number of mail-in ballots, one thing is certain: several Fraser Valley candidates have a UFV connection. In Abbotsford-Mission, […]

Alumni Association launches Kindness Matters awards

A little kindness goes a long way, especially in these turbulent times. UFV’s Alumni Association wants to recognize compassion, dedication, and positive contributions to society in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, the association has created the Kindness Matters awards, and invites the public to nominate UFV students or alumni who merit […]

Passion Ignited — mentors guided Matt Douma from rebel to ER nursing career

Two mentors guided Matt Douma from rebel living in a car to ER nursing career Matt Douma wasn’t a typical nursing student. He chafed against convention and questioned the rules. He had passions outside of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, despite being warned by his professors that he wouldn’t have time for […]

UFV invites community support for #GivingTuesdayNow campaign on May 5

Many students are feeling the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Through the #GivingTuesdayNow movement, the philanthropy sector is stepping up to encourage those who have the means to help people in need. And UFV is taking part in the global #GivingTuesdayNow campaign on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented […]

Alumni entrepreneurs adjust to COVID curveball

What does a true entrepreneur do when the market throws a giant curveball? Adjust. Alex McAulay and Joel Primus are seasoned entrepreneurs who have teamed up to launch several businesses. Their latest? Kosan, a travel wear company they founded in 2017. The problem? Not many people are buying travel wear when international travel has slowed […]

Town & Gown event generates $245,462 to help UFV students

The University of the Fraser Valley welcomed supporters from the community to the Abbotsford campus on November 13 for Town & Gown, a fundraising dinner that celebrated the transformational power of a UFV education. At the end of the evening, a grand total of $245,462 had been raised to support scholarships, bursaries, and enhanced learning […]

The many lives of Mo Dhaliwal — alumni feature

“Why me?” When we asked Mo Dhaliwal to be the subject of a feature in UFV’s Skookum magazine, he was a little hesitant. “I didn’t have a fantastic academic history at UFV. I left in my third year of the business program and never finished,” he said, attributing his spotty record to “all sorts of […]

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 — […]