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Andy Sidhu named new Chancellor of UFV

Andy Sidhu will be the University of the Fraser Valley’s third Chancellor. A long-time proponent of community engagement and integration, Sidhu will take over from Dr. Gwen Point, who served as UFV’s second Chancellor from 2015 to the present, following two terms by Brian Minter. “I’m extremely honoured and proud to join the University of […]

Andy Sidhu receives honorary degree from UFV for community building

The son of a hardworking Malaysian bus driver, Andy Sidhu knows the value of timely connections. Now, after 43 years as a champion of inclusivity in the Fraser Valley, he’s receiving an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University if the Fraser Valley. “Any immigrant moving to any country has teething problems when you […]

Kirsten Brazier earns honorary degree for inspiring females in aviation, aerospace, marine industry, and defence sector

Kirsten Brazier loves working in aviation. And her enthusiasm for sharing this career path, and other STEM-based fields, with females of all ages, has earned her an honorary doctorate from the University of the Fraser Valley. Brazier will receive her honorary Doctor of Technology degree at UFV’s morning convocation ceremony on Tues, June 6 at […]

Artist Linda Frimer returns to UFV for President’s Leadership Lecture Series

West coast artist and 2017 UFV honorary degree recipient Linda Frimer returns to UFV on Monday, March 13 for the President’s Leadership Lecture Series. Her presentation will take place at 4:30 pm in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (B101). This lecture is co-sponsored by the UFV Alumni Association and UFV. The public is welcome to this free […]

Gwen and Steven Point receive Order of Chilliwack

UFV Chancellor Gwen Point and her husband Steven, both of whom have many connections to UFV, were honoured with the Order of Chilliwack on Thursday, Oct 6. They are the fifth and sixth recipients of the award. From a City of Chilliwack news release: The Order of Chilliwack was presented to the Honourable Steven Point […]

From India to Whitehorse, George Peary is changing lives and building communities — lecture Oct 12

Still striving to inspire future generations, former Abbotsford mayor George Peary will reflect on a lifetime of changing lives and building communities across the world when he takes the stage as the latest UFV President’s Leadership Lecture Series speaker Wed, Oct 12 at the Abbotsford campus. A former Abbotsford mayor, city councillor, and school principal, […]

Honorary degree recipient Luigi Aquilini built an empire by example

Rags-to-riches stories often offer a glimpse into the highest level of human achievement. But Luigi Aquilini’s tale might top them all. Emigrating from his small Italian hometown, Luigi arrived in Canada penniless. Speaking little to no English and armed with nothing but a fifth-grade education, a strong back, and a determination to succeed, he set […]