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UFV researchers offering free activity program to new mothers

The first few months after giving birth are challenging times for new mothers. Their bodies are recovering from childbirth, they are adjusting to a new identity as a mother, and they are in near-constant demand from their baby and other children if they have them. Researchers from the UFV School of Kinesiology want to help […]

More than 2,600 graduate as UFV returns to in-person Convocation ceremonies

Convocation was back with a bang at the University of the Fraser Valley on June 14 and 15 as graduates celebrated their achievements with their families, friends, and faculty in four ceremonies at the Abbotsford Centre. A total of 2,617 students graduated this year, with 1,168 of them attending Convocation ceremonies and crossing the stage. […]

Governor General’s gold medal 2022: Alaina Brocklesby studied bio-ethical implications of social isolation for seniors during pandemic

Alaina Brocklesby may not have set foot on campus for the entirety of her Master of Social Work studies, but that doesn’t mean she’s not familiar with the University of the Fraser Valley. Brocklesby earned the top grade-point-average in a master’s degree program at UFV this year, earning a perfect 4.33 (A+) GPA, and will […]

Honorary degree 2022: Jo-ann Archibald — wanting to see herself reflected led to lifelong leadership in Indigenous education

When a young Jo-ann Archibald boarded the school bus daily as an elementary school student back in the 1950s, she stepped from one world into another. Archibald, whose Indigenous name is Q’um Q’um Xiiem, grew up in Soowhalie near Cultus Lake, part of the Indigenous Stó:lō community, and attended the Chilliwack public school system, graduating […]

Student researchers recognized at awards night

More than 40 student researchers were honoured May 31 at the annual Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards, held in person for the first time since 2019. Nafeel Arshad and Heather Kelly, both of whom had presented at the microlecture event earlier this year, addressed the audience on behalf of students. Congratulations to all the recipients. AWARD […]

Whitney Fordham is UFV’s inaugural Director, Alumni Relations

Whitney Fordham has begun a new role at UFV as Director, Alumni Relations and Executive Director, UFV Alumni Association. She was selected as Director in December of 2021 while on parental leave and is the first person to hold this role on a permanent basis. The Director, Alumni Relations, leads alumni engagement for more than […]

Three 30-year employees at the long-service celebration: Maple Crozier, Jane Webb, and Eric Davis.

2022 long-service employees celebrated

      Employees who have been around for a decade or more had the chance to be celebrated in person on May 16 at a dinner event at the Clarion Inn. President Joanne MacLean was delighted to greet the long-service employees and retiring faculty members who are receiving professor emeritus status in person after […]