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Be Well at Work project wind-up

This November the University of British Columbia’s Be Well at Work project held a study Celebration Wrap-up event at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). Dr. Carolyn Gotay, a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention, was principal investigator […]

Thirty retirees honoured at ceremony

UFV honoured its 2013 retirees on Oct 16 at a banquet at the Ramada Inn. Thirty long-time employees retired this year, and 20 of them attended the dinner. The longest-serving retirees started in 1976 and worked here for 37 years. As usual, many retirees from years past took the opportunity to come back and visit […]

UFV's Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Award trophy

UFV wins Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Award for reflective workforce

The University of the Fraser Valley was proud to receive the 2013 Reflective Workforce Award at Abbotsford Community Services’ Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards in March. The event featured guest speaker The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, and recognized five award-winners in different categories. Diane Griffiths, associate vice-president of human resources, accepted […]

25- and 35-year employees honoured at tribute dinner

They brought more than 200 years of combined experience with them to the gathering as UFV celebrated employees with 25 or 35 years of experience on April 18, 2013. Honoured as 35-year employees at the dinner were English instructor Virginia Cooke, communications instructor Diane Luu, and VP External Harv McCullough. Recognized for 25 years of […]

UFV celebrates 10- and 20-year employees in style

UFV President Mark Evered joined Board Chair Larry Stinson and Union President Virginia Cooke in congratulating UFV’s 10- and 20-year employees at the CEP campus April 18. Evered thanked the venerable employees for what they’ve done for thousands of students, in addition to countless coworkers. “Thank you on behalf of all those lives you’ve touched, […]

The Elephant in the Room is… named Fraser

Welcome to FRASER, the aptly named elephant in Room A273 in Abbotsford. Many thanks to those who submitted the very creative, thoughtful and clever names for the Elephant in the Room…the Conflict Resolution Room (office) that is!  All of the suggested names were meaningful, relevant, funny and creative.Names offered included references to literature, religion, and […]

BMO Financial Group donates downtown building to the University of the Fraser Valley; CEPCO funds major renovations

$1.5 million donation largest in UFV’s history BMO’s largest one-time donation in B.C. UFV Plaza will become Chilliwack’s newest business education centre CHILLIWACK, BC, December 7, 2012 — In what will be the largest donation it has ever received, the University of the Fraser Valley will take ownership in early 2013 of the former BMO […]

There’s an “Elephant in the Room”!

Yes, there is an Elephant in the Room…room A273 that is. Kim White, the new Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Advisor has a rather large (wooden) Elephant’s head on her office wall.  Synchronicity played its hand when this treasure was recently recovered from the recycling room as a reminder of a recent trip to Africa. […]

Introducing Kim White, Human Rights advisor

New folks — Kim White Kim White is UFV’s new Human Rights advisor. In her role she is here to provide confidential support and guidance to students, staff, and faculty on matters related to human rights, discrimination, and harassment prevention. The other part of her role is to facilitate the resolution of interpersonal and team […]

UFV employee awards recognize innovation and excellence

Three outstanding UFV employees were honoured recently in the inaugural Employee Excellence awards. The awards recognize and celebrate employees who have inspired others through their outstanding achievement within the university and/or their community. Hope centre coordinator Hilary Kennedy, senior advisor on indigenous affairs Shirley Hardman of Chilliwack, and political science professor Rita Dhamoon, based at […]

A taste of healthy eating

UFV is currently partnering with the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health and the Canadian Cancer Society in the Be Well at Work project. Many employees are helping gather data by participating in Be Well at Work questionnaires. The project held a fall food tasting event at the University of the […]

Retirees feted at a night all their own

It was like old home week at the Ramada Inn on Thursday, Nov 24, as 19 retirees (10 of whom were present) were celebrated at the annual retirement celebration, which moved to a dinner format this year. As is the UFV custom, retirees from past years were invited to welcome their fellow retirees to this […]