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Tetsuomi Anzai appointed Associate Dean of College of the Arts

By Mitch Huttema Tetsuomi Anzai has been selected as the Associate Dean of Faculty within the College of Arts. His five-year term begins Sept. 1, 2021. Tetsuomi joined UFV as a sessional instructor shortly after completing his Master of Fine Arts in photography at Concordia University in 2005 and became permanent faculty in 2007. He […]

UFV alumna Cindy Schultz new Associate Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

By Gerald Narciso During a career spanning nearly 30 years as an RN and educator, Cindy Schultz has dedicated herself to improving her profession and advocating for a trauma-informed approach to patient care. In recognition of her experience and leadership, Schultz has been named Associate Dean for the Faculty of Health Sciences.  As Associate Dean, […]

UFV Building Renewal Phase 1 now “98% complete”

The new year ushered in a new look on UFV’s Abbotsford campus. With a dramatically improved exterior, vastly improved insulation, and extensive tech and cosmetic upgrades, Phase 1 of UFV’s Building Renewal Project is now “98-per-cent complete,” according to Nicolle Bourget, Building Renewal Project Manager. A few finishing touches, including landscaping, will finish the Building […]

Anita Nielsen new Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Anita Nielsen has joined the University of the Fraser Valley as Executive Director, Advancement and Alumni Relations. She comes to UFV from KCI Ketchum Canada, where she was a senior search and philanthropy consultant. Prior to this role Anita held increasingly senior positions with the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, culminating as Associate Vice […]

Jacqueline Toering joins UFV as Director of Risk and Safety

Jacqueline Toering has joined UFV in the new position of Director of Risk and Safety. This role brings together responsibility for risk management and safety, incorporating the portfolios of security, emergency management, environmental health and safety, and enterprise risk management under one director who reports to Chief Financial Officer/Vice President Administration Betty Poettcker. Toering brings […]

Permanent parking changes coming to UFV Clearbrook July 4

Permanent parking changes are coming to UFV’s Clearbrook Centre beginning Wednesday, July 4, as the City of Abbotsford begins construction on a new courthouse facility. Parking for UFV’s Clearbrook Centre is being moved across Veteran’s Way, west of The Reach art gallery (see map, below). Courthouse construction is expected to take two years. Access to […]

Support available in wake of Florida shooting

After the horrific event of the Orlando Florida nightclub shooting, some students may experience a traumatic stress reaction. If you are a UFV student and feel distress over this event and need support, please visit Student Services in Abbotsford or Chilliwack (locations and contact information). UFV Counselling services are also available to help (locations and […]

Obituary: Henry Speer

Many at UFV will be saddened to hear that Dr. Henry Speer, a biology instructor and one of our early faculty members, passed away on May 13, 2016. A memorial service will be held this Thursday, May 19, at 5 pm in the Homestead Room at the Royal Hotel, corner of Wellington and Main, Chilliwack. […]

UFV hires CIO

UFV has new Chief Information Officer Darin Lee joins the University of the Fraser Valley as Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective March 7, 2016. Lee brings extensive university experience leading enterprise-level information system initiatives and aligning strategic organizational goals with innovative technology-based solutions. He is an exceptional communicator with a strong reputation for building collaborative […]

Obituary — Founding UFV Board Chair Doug Hamilton has passed away

One of the founders of the University of the Fraser Valley has passed away. Doug Hamilton, the first chair of the Fraser Valley College board, died on January 23, 2016. He was 91 years old. Doug Hamilton was a key part of a community coalition that lobbied for access to post-secondary education in the Fraser […]