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We’re All in this Together — the UFV mix

What do a sax player, opera singer, violinist, drummer, four guitarists and three vocalists have in common? Well, besides their obvious musical passions, they all work, teach, or study at UFV. And they all play on what could be the new UFV anthem heading into fall 2020. These employees from a variety of departments (and […]

UFV CIS student designs website to help local businesses

When UFV Computer Information Studies student Mykal Machon realized that many local small businesses were in trouble because of the temporary closures and social isolation brought on by COVID-19 in mid-March, he wondered if his particular skill set could be of help. Machon, who recently finished his fourth year of studies at UFV, working towards […]

UFV celebrates graduates of 2020 in innovative ways

There was little pomp and no ceremony (yet) for UFV’s graduating class this year. Due to COVID-19, the University of the Fraser Valley was forced to postpone its usual June Convocation ceremonies. Despite having to postpone Convocation, UFV still recognized award winners in a variety of ways, and ensured every graduating student received their credential […]

Undergraduate Research Excellence award winners celebrated with video

UFV wasn’t able to host its annual Undergraduate Research Excellence awards in person this year, but the university recognized its winners via video. Garry Fehr, AVP Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies, introduced each winner.  UFV distributed more than $24,000 in award prize funds. Students were nominated by their faculty advisors. There are awards for each […]

Parenting during a pandemic with the Goertz family

Our sudden collective plunge into working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, often while caring for children who are also home, has been ongoing for three months now at UFV. In honour of Father’s Day, we thought we’d check in with an employee who’s also a father. But then we decided it would be […]

Convocation may be postponed, but we’re celebrating our graduates

COVID-19 has caused convocation to be postponed, but UFV is determined to celebrate our incredible graduates over the next 10 days in unique and creative ways. We recognize COVID-19 has stolen the UFV Convocation experience from our students, their families, their supporters, and our faculty and staff. We recognize that until we celebrate in person, […]

UFV celebrates faculty and staff excellence with awards

Every spring, UFV celebrates the achievements of its faculty and staff by conferring excellence awards in a number of categories. This year is no exception. Although the ceremony honouring them has had to be postponed due to COVID-19, UFV is proud to recognize the following excellence awards recipients: Faculty Service Excellence: Gerry Palmer, Business Leadership: […]

Teamwork Excellence: PD Day crew went big and had fun

The secret to putting together a great event team is all about the mix of people.  There should be a variety of different personalities and character traits so all aspects of planning are covered. Each team member should bring a set of unique skills and strengths. And it doesn’t hurt if the group has a […]

Inspirational Leadership award: Leadership comes naturally to Leah Whitehouse

Nobody appointed Leah Whitehouse to a leadership role at the University of the Fraser Valley. She just came to it naturally. And for the leadership and initiative she has shown in creating community at UFV’s Trades and Technology Centre, she is a recipient of the UFV Leadership award for 2020. Leah’s official job is cashier […]