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Honorary degreee 2021: Cathy Press’s success proves the sky’s no limit 

Some kids spend their days on the playgrounds or sports fields, but Cathy Press grew up in the skies. Her childhood memories in the Lower Mainland consist of her being in a floatplane, side by side with her father, a retired commercial pilot. Together, they would take impromptu expeditions to remote places like Garibaldi Lake […]

UFV to grant honorary degrees to Roméo Dallaire, James Chamberlain, Cathy Press, and Andrée Cazabon

The University of the Fraser Valley is presenting honorary doctorates to four Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their field and Canadian society. Retired general and humanitarian Romeo Dallaire, filmmaker Andree Cazabon, teacher and LGBTQ activist James Chamberlain, and helicopter pilot and aviation entrepreneur Cathy Press will all be honored by UFV in […]

Andy Sidhu reappointed as Chancellor of UFV

Dr. Andy Sidhu has been reappointed as Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley by the UFV Board of Governors. His three-year term will begin on April 1. A champion of community engagement and integration, Dr. Sidhu was first appointed in 2017, and formally installed in 2018, as UFV’s third Chancellor. He took over […]

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 to recognizes visionary entrepreneur Anthony von Mandl with honorary degree

Anthony von Mandl is an entrepreneur whose visionary efforts to transform British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley into a world-class wine-producing region have enhanced the reputation of Canadian wines and made the Okanagan a premiere tourism destination. In recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments in winemaking, agriculture, tourism, and economic development, von Mandl will receive an honorary Doctor […]

Master carver Francis Horne Sr. to receive UFV honorary degree

Francis Horne Sr. is a world-renowned Coast Salish master carver whose stirring work has been represented in a range of top Vancouver galleries since his professional career started almost 50 years ago. For his sculpting legacy and his lifelong commitment to helping and healing others, Horne was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree […]