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Dhats benefited from UFV education and are now giving back overseas

Dave Dhat is not the easiest guy with whom to schedule an interview. Busy doing his obstetrics/gynecology rotation as a third-year medical student at McMaster University, he’s constantly being called out to hone his delivery skills. We finally connect by phone after three baby deliveries in one day on his part, and although he’s tired, […]

Barry Moore presided over Fraser Valley College’s adolescence

(From a telephone interview conducted in 2010 with some updates in 2018. Barry Moore passed away on Dec 1, 2018.) Dr. Barry Moore presided over what might be termed Fraser Valley College’s adolescence. He arrived in 1979 after his predecessor Dr. Larry Blake had guided the college from soon after its start up. Barry was […]

Tea Time 2010

Tea Time helps cheer up starving students

A cup of tea can warm the heart: add a cookie or two, mix with good conversation, and sprinkle with laughter, and you have Tea Time, an informal drop-in for UFV students that takes place every Friday, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m at U House. “We know it can be difficult for international students […]

Christmas Party 2010

UFV International Christmas party features dancing and prizes

November 18, 2010 — The annual UFV International student Christmas party is scheduled for November 26, 2010 at Rancho catering at Delair Rd, Abbotsford, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will feature food, dancing, prizes, and a visit from Santa. “The students who participated in the Abbyfest fashion show will perform for us,” […]

Fashion show 2010

World fashion hits the catwalk

September 08, 2010 — The UFV student-led Multicultural Fashion Show promises to be the highlight for the third year in a row at ABBYFEST, Abbotsford Multicultural Festival, held on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at the Exhibition Center. “Every year, UFV students organize a fashion show to showcase their cultural dress and music,” says Michelle Rickaby, […]

Davis is new Provost & VP Academic at UFV

Dr. Eric Davis has been named as the new Provost & Vice-President Academic at the University of the Fraser Valley. As Vice-President Academic, he will serve as the senior UFV officer responsible for academic leadership. As Provost, he assumes responsibility for institutional planning and operational coordination.  Dr. Davis has been acting in the position for […]

Coast Capital investment pays lasting dividends

Leaders guide, they motivate, they inspire. At the University of the Fraser Valley, leaders can be found among faculty, staff, and alumni. Now, thanks to the efforts of the UFV Student Life department and with funding from Coast Capital Savings, more leaders will come from our largest population — students. Student Life had already established […]

UFV’s Roger Friesen works to keep Olympians in winning frame of mind

With the 2010 countdown nearly complete, all top-level athletes competing in Vancouver’s Olympic and Paralympic Games are as physically fit as they are going to get. But as history has shown dozens of times, it’s not always the body or the training that lets down the Olympian. Often it’s the mind. Jitters, butterflies, nerves, or […]

Evered takes the helm at UFV

Dr. Mark Evered has been watching the University of the Fraser Valley with interest for the past few years. Now he’ll be getting to know the place a lot better, after recently beginning his term as the university’s fifth president and vice-chancellor. “This is really the capstone to my career,” he says. “It provides me […]

Evered takes the helm at UFV

Dr. Mark Evered has been watching the University of the Fraser Valley with interest for the past few years. Now he’ll be getting to know the place a lot better, after recently beginning his term as the university’s fifth president and vice-chancellor.   “This is really the capstone to my career,” he says. “It provides […]

Bassford leaves legacy of new name, new campus, new community connections

When Dr. Skip Bassford agreed to take up the presidency of the University College of the Fraser Valley in 1998, it was because he was intrigued by a concept. The university colleges of British Columbia were unique types of post-secondary institutions – ones that combined degree-level university studies with applied disciplines. This meant not only […]