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Governor General’s bronze medal 2022: Rose-Mary Siemens discovers passion for supporting people is better late than never

Reinventing yourself with your career is a daunting idea for anyone. But try doing it at 51-years old like Rose-Mary Siemens. In 2019, after a decade-long career in tourism followed by a 20-year run managing wine stores, Siemens hit a crossroads professionally. Opportunities in the wine industry had dried up. She also felt unfulfilled. And, […]

March for Sustainability series aims to educate and engage with weekly sessions

Practise what you preach. That’s the approach UFV has continuously taken after making sustainability a top priority by aligning with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and forming partnerships and initiatives with students and different departments. Whether it is dropping plastic bags or implementing solar panels, UFV is actively seeking and implementing new ways of […]

Schinckus named UFV’s Dean of Professional Studies

Dr. Chris Schinckus has been appointed Dean of Professional Studies at UFV, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Schinckus most recently served as Director of the UFV School of Business. Previously, he worked as head of the School of Finance and Accounting at Taylor’s University in Malaysia, director of research at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Vietnam), […]

Enactus UFV encourages young entrepreneurs to put people before profits

Becoming a successful entrepreneur used to entail a simple formula. Find a hole in the market. Fill it. Market the heck out of it. Be profitable.  That’s Business 101. But in today’s progressive climate, there are many more factors that entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs are encorporating into their business plan from sustainability to social responsibility […]

Renewal of the EFMD accreditation strengthens reputation of UFV School of Business

Students are not the only ones being evaluated and constantly pushed to excel. University programs that want to provide an elite academic experience for their students and seek accreditation by internationally recognized organizations must not only meet a certain high standard, but must also prove continual growth and improvement. Case in point: the UFV School […]

International Transgender Day of Visibility — March 31

The International Transgender Day of Visibility began in 2009 when Trans, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit people recognized the need to celebrate Trans individuals and communities and their contributions to culture and society. This day is marked as a celebration, in contrast to the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which memorializes those who have lost their lives to […]

Innovation grants available for exploration and development of bright ideas

Are you a student with a great idea that will benefit society? UFV’s Esposito Family Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EFCIE) might have a grant for you! The centre launched last year to support innovation in the Fraser Valley. “We know that students often generate great ideas in the course of their studies,” says Dr. […]