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UFV Queen Elizabeth Scholars in spotlight

Recently, UFV student Maegan McKay spoke about her experience as a Queen Elizabeth Scholar (QES) at a Government House reception in Victoria. The third-year Global Development Studies (GDS) was one of eight QES alumni at the event marking five years of the QES program. McKay worked in Kenya at Nairobi’s United Nations partnership development office […]

Passion for design inspires bronze medalist Maria-Tatiana Pauna

A Romanian-born multidisciplinary designer who found her passion after most peers were well into their careers, Maria-Tatiana Păuna is not your average student. Then there’s that GPA, a remarkable 4.23 that earns her UFV’s 2019 Governor General’s Bronze Medal as the highest-achieving student graduating from a diploma program — in this case, Graphic and Digital […]

Matthew Harty awarded Governor General’s Gold Medal with perfect GPA

Early on in his career at the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), an aspiring Matthew Harty would occasionally help in street-level undercover work during a patrol shift. “I was quite young, so I was always a student, that was my story,” he says remembering the start of his police career. He would give the buy money […]

Master carver Francis Horne Sr. to receive UFV honorary degree

Francis Horne Sr. is a world-renowned Coast Salish master carver whose stirring work has been represented in a range of top Vancouver galleries since his professional career started almost 50 years ago. For his sculpting legacy and his lifelong commitment to helping and healing others, Horne was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree […]

The world is a classroom for Global Development Studies major Sterling Ray

UFV is committed to helping students and alumni make an impact locally and beyond. Sterling Ray is a Bachelor of Arts student who has taken that challenge literally.   Ray is leading intercultural initiatives both on campus and abroad, and will be graduating in June 2019 with a Global Development Studies major and an extended […]

UFV grad wins Champion of Diversity award

Last month UFV alumnus Marc Forcier stood up in front of almost 400 people to accept an honour he wasn’t expecting at the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards (FVCDA). “It was shocking in a great way. I was just in awe, overwhelmed,” he says of receiving the Champion of Diversity trophy that now sits on […]

Interpret Festival celebrates the arts at UFV — April 26

The second annual Interpret: Creative and Performing Arts Festival celebrates the arts at UFV and features the work of over 50 Visual Arts, Theatre, and Creative Writing students. Classical pianist, Kimball Gallagher, will open the Festival and address his entrepreneurial approach to music education and arts advocacy. He is the founder of 88 International, a […]

Devised Theatre Showcase up next for UFV Theatre

The University of the Fraser Valley is wrapping up the 2018/19 Season of Theatre with the Devised Theatre Showcase. The showcase is the final project presented by UFV Theatre’s fourth-year directing class. It is a chance for the theatre students to present original, collaboratively created theatre projects, and to apply everything they have learned in […]

Crim students and prof present at UN Commission on Status of Women

Criminal justice students had the chance to share their research on the global stage recently. Amanda McCormick, director of the UFV School Criminology and Criminal Justice, travelled to New York with BA Criminal Justice student Lauren Kempers and MA Criminal Justice student Caleigh West to present at the United Nations 63rd Session of the Commission […]

Belec awarded McVey award for teaching excellence

Current and former students and colleagues of John Belec, an associate professor in Geography and Environment, know that he’s an excellent teacher. Now he has received formal recognition. Belec was recently awarded the 2019 J. Alistair McVey Award for Teaching Excellence by the Canadian Association of Geographers. “The purpose of the J. Alistair McVey Award for […]

Back on the books: semi-academic Riverdale-themed conference returns to UFV

Academics and fans will gather once again at on Wed, March 13 for the second annual Riverdale themed pop-culture conference: “The Riverdale Universe: A Semi-academic Conference.” Its schedule boasts 16 presenters, a full day of panels, and a choose-your-own-adventure-style interactive project, and wraps up with a milkshake social at Rocko’s Diner in Mission, where parts […]