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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 […]

Caleb Zimmerman joins UFV as Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment

Caleb Zimmerman is the new Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment at the University of the Fraser Valley — leading the team responsible for marketing strategy, visual identity, student recruitment, web development, advertising, and publications. Zimmerman brings strong experience leading an in-house creative team to build brand and support enrolment goals. Most recently, as Director […]

Tracy Ryder Glass is the new Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies

Dr. Tracy Ryder Glass has joined UFV as the Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies, replacing Dr. Rosetta Khalideen, who served in the role for six years. The Faculty of Professional Studies is comprised of the School of Business, the School of Social Work and Human Services, and other departments and programs including Teacher […]

David McGuire new head of UFV International

David McGuire joined the University of the Fraser Valley in the position of executive director of UFV International, effective June 1, 2013. McGuire brings a breadth of experience in international education to UFV. His early career includes over 10 years living and working in Korea, first as a college and university instructor and then expanding […]

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Vlada Dvoracek to head Institutional Research and Integrated Planning

Dr. Vladimir Dvoracek is UFV’s new Associate Vice President, Institutional Research and Integrated Planning. The role combines two previously separate portfolios into one. “I look forward to working with administration, faculty, and staff to use data analysis to move the university forward,” said Vlada. “It’s about providing context, not just the numbers. We must never […]

New folks: Karina Chow brings fundraising experience and passion for volunteerism to UFV Advancement office

Karina Chow is UFV’s newest professional fundraiser, having  joined the University Advancement office as the  advancement officer for foundations and major gifts in early December. In this role, Karina will be working with foundations, corporations and individuals to secure significant funding for UFV. Before joining UFV, Karina was director of development for The Reach Gallery […]

Wenona Victor joins UFV as first Indigenous Studies faculty member

Wenona Victor is UFV’s first faculty member hired under the Indigenous Studies category. She currently calls the History department home as she is the only Indigenous Studies faculty member so far. Wenona’s role at UFV includes teaching Indigenous content courses (Hist 103, Crim 211, current IPK courses and IS courses to come), helping UFV implement […]

Introducing Kim White, Human Rights advisor

New folks — Kim White Kim White is UFV’s new Human Rights advisor. In her role she is here to provide confidential support and guidance to students, staff, and faculty on matters related to human rights, discrimination, and harassment prevention. The other part of her role is to facilitate the resolution of interpersonal and team […]

Whole student experience important to UFV’s new VP Students Jody Gordon

University students aren’t just people who sit in a classroom a few hours a week, write assignments, and study for exams. They are human beings with complex lives outside the classroom, juggling relationships, family, part-time work, financial issues, and the challenges that come with trying to balance all of that. And they like to have […]

Dr. Joanne MacLean new Dean of Health Sciences

Dr. Joanne MacLean will be joining the University of the Fraser Valley as Dean of the new Faculty of Health Sciences on August 1. This is a new role heading up a new faculty, one created by bringing the Kinesiology and Physical Education department together with programs in Nursing, Practical Nursing, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, […]

Rocky Olfert kicks off school year as UFV’s new Athletic Director

After a nine-month search for the right candidate, UFV has finally found a new Athletic Director. Starting next week, Rocky Olfert will dive into the world of UFV athletics, taking over the role from interim director Chris Bertram. Olfert comes to UFV from Columbia Bible College, where he notably led the men’s volleyball team to […]