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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 […]

UFV to bestow honorary degree on John Jansen

John Jansen smiles, twisting the thick brassy ring on his right hand while casting kind eyes toward the Vedder River’s cold, fast waters. “It’s amazing how it all works out,” he says as the ring’s wide UFV logo catches light on a small corner of the 200-plus acres he helped acquire. “I think we’ve done […]

UFV celebrates 2019 long-service employees

It’s the sign of a great workplace when employees stick around for a decade or three. Or four! UFV celebrated long-serving employees at a special dinner at the Quality Inn on May 6, 2019. The longest serving employee at the event? Kartar Thandi, who is celebrating 40 years at UFV this year. President Joanne MacLean […]

Getting a jump on the fight against procrastination earns teamwork award for LNAP crew

There’s no ‘i’ in teamwork, but there is a capital “UFV.” That’s the sentiment of Academic Success Centre coordinator Sandra Smith when she talks about the organizing committee planning and executing the university’s Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP) each semester. Her team earned this year’s UFV Teamwork Award for their efforts to inspire academic action […]

UFV celebrates Mental Health Week May 6-12

Join UFV Counsellors to celebrate Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week, from May 6 to 12. Welcome to Day One of the Mental Health Week Challenge, brought to you by UFV Counsellors! From May 6-12, tune in for a daily challenge designed to get you thinking, moving, or inspired. Leave a comment below to […]

UFV names new Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Dr. James Mandigo has been named as Provost and Vice-President, Academic at the University of the Fraser Valley. The Provost is ultimately responsible for setting overall academic priorities in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and the quality of the university’s educational programming. The Provost also oversees the recruitment and retention of outstanding and diverse […]

Thomas and student researcher Evans present at Innovation conference

Dr. Jon Thomas of the School of Business (BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development) and his student research assistant, Jordan Evans (UFV CIS), presented research papers on “University Entrepreneurship” and “Innovation in the Fraser Valley”, at the ISPIM Connects Conference in Ottawa April 7-10. ISPIM is the International Society for Professional Innovation Management […]