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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 […]

UFV receives membership in United Nations Academic Impact Initiative

UFV’s commitment to principles that align with United Nations goals and mandates has earned the university membership in the United Nations Academic Impact Initiative (UNAI). UFV joins approximately 1,500 institutions in 147 countries who are working with the United Nations to promote global priorities, including peace, human rights, and sustainable development. As a UNAI member, […]

Inspirational Leadership 2022: Goudsblom leads from student-centred approach

A lifetime of forward-thinking leadership and commitment to improving the lives of those around him has led Mark Goudsblom to receive UFV’s 2022 Inspirational Leadership Award. Now Associate Vice President, Campus Planning and Facilities Management, Goudsblom was originally a nurse by profession, coming to Canada from his native Holland on a honeymoon with wife Mirjam. […]

Student housing to triple on Abbotsford campus thanks to provincial funding

More students at the University of the Fraser Valley’s (UFV) Abbotsford campus will be able to live on campus with the construction of new student housing that will triple the number of beds available and expand dining facilities. “We know that finding housing near UFV͛’s Abbotsford campus can be a challenge. That is why our […]

Awneet Sivia receives prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship

A University of the Fraser Valley professor who prepares the next generation of teachers to enter the field has been honoured for her own teaching skills with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship. Dr. Awneet Sivia, who has taught and provided leadership in UFV’s Teacher Education department since 2011, is one of 10 Canadian post-secondary educators […]

UFV launches new initiatives to showcase South Asian Canadian contributions to British Columbia

Six new resources aimed at reducing racism through education are now available across British Columbia. Launched April 12 by the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley, the South Asian Canadian Legacy Project aims to raise awareness and knowledge of the valuable contributions of South Asian Canadians to British Columbia’s diverse […]

Season of Theatre announced for 2022/23

As it wraps up a highly successful and rewarding year of performances, presented both virtually and in person, the University of the Fraser Valley Theatre is excited to announce its 2022-23 season of Theatre. This season highlights original performances and innovative approaches to socially engaged theatre that will challenge and excite audiences in the Fraser […]