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Recognizing innovation and excellence: three employees honoured for going above and beyond.

Three outstanding UFV employees were honoured recently in the inaugural Employee Excellence awards. The awards recognize and celebrate employees who have inspired others through their outstanding achievement within the university and/or their community. Hope centre coordinator Hilary Kennedy, senior advisor on indigenous affairs Shirley Hardman of Chilliwack, and political science professor Rita Dhamoon, based at […]

Olav Lian winner of the inaugural UFV Research Excellence award

In a way, Dr. Olav Lian is just a grown-up version of the proverbial little boy who likes to pick up rocks at the seashore to see what’s under them. But along the way, he has collected a bachelor’s degree in physics, a master’s in physical geography, and a doctorate in geology; built state-of-the-art luminescence […]

UFV English professor takes part in Dead Man’s Cell Phone

UFV’s Virginia Cooke, who is playing a role in the production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone, was recently featured in an article by the Langley Advance. By Roxanne Hooper Old enough to take retirement seminars seriously, Fort Langley’s Virginia Cooke has no aspirations of growing up to be an actor. But as a university English […]

Dr. Lenore Newman appointed Canada Research Chair at UFV

    The University of the Fraser Valley has a new federally funded researcher on campus. Dr. Lenore Newman was recently appointed Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment and joins the Geography department at UFV. She will also be working closely with the UFV Agriculture department. The Canada Research Chair program was established […]

Chris Bertram

Bertram to speak on new approaches to helping children with FASD

Where some people focus on weaknesses, Dr. Chris Bertram prefers to focus on strengths. The University of the Fraser Valley kinesiologist has been working with a research team for five years, trying to find ways to help children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder live up their full potential. Bertram, this year’s winner of the Teaching […]

Davis is new Provost & VP Academic at UFV

Dr. Eric Davis has been named as the new Provost & Vice-President Academic at the University of the Fraser Valley. As Vice-President Academic, he will serve as the senior UFV officer responsible for academic leadership. As Provost, he assumes responsibility for institutional planning and operational coordination.  Dr. Davis has been acting in the position for […]

UFV’s Roger Friesen works to keep Olympians in winning frame of mind

With the 2010 countdown nearly complete, all top-level athletes competing in Vancouver’s Olympic and Paralympic Games are as physically fit as they are going to get. But as history has shown dozens of times, it’s not always the body or the training that lets down the Olympian. Often it’s the mind. Jitters, butterflies, nerves, or […]