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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 […]

UFV connections to provincial election are many and varied

As the provincial election kicks into high gear, people with connections to UFV are involved in several campaigns. Some are high-profile candidates, while others are helping behind the scenes. While UFV is bound by law to be non-political and does not endorse candidates, UFV president Mark Evered is pleased with the level of activity shown […]

25- and 35-year employees honoured at tribute dinner

They brought more than 200 years of combined experience with them to the gathering as UFV celebrated employees with 25 or 35 years of experience on April 18, 2013. Honoured as 35-year employees at the dinner were English instructor Virginia Cooke, communications instructor Diane Luu, and VP External Harv McCullough. Recognized for 25 years of […]

UFV celebrates 10- and 20-year employees in style

UFV President Mark Evered joined Board Chair Larry Stinson and Union President Virginia Cooke in congratulating UFV’s 10- and 20-year employees at the CEP campus April 18. Evered thanked the venerable employees for what they’ve done for thousands of students, in addition to countless coworkers. “Thank you on behalf of all those lives you’ve touched, […]

The Elephant in the Room is… named Fraser

Welcome to FRASER, the aptly named elephant in Room A273 in Abbotsford. Many thanks to those who submitted the very creative, thoughtful and clever names for the Elephant in the Room…the Conflict Resolution Room (office) that is!  All of the suggested names were meaningful, relevant, funny and creative.Names offered included references to literature, religion, and […]

Strachan hangs up her safety jacket after 26 years teaching first aid

Beth Strachan: first-aid trainer of a generation of workers When a family member suffers a heart attack or stroke, a co-worker is hurt in an industrial accident, or a car crashes on the road in front of us, we’re all grateful for first-aid skills. Yes, the 911 call will bring the paramedics and firefighters racing […]

Dr. Vladimir Dvoracek

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 […]

Sue Brigden new Dean of Access and Open Studies at UFV

Dr. Sue Brigden has been appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Access and Open Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley, a role she has been acting in since September of 2010. Comprised of the Continuing Studies, English as a Second Language, and Upgrading and University Preparation departments, as well as Aboriginal […]

Obituary: Dr. Abebe Teklu

Dr. Abebe Teklu passed away January 9, 2013. Abebe Teklu joined the School of Social Work and Human Services in 2011. He was the first African-Canadian blind person known to have completed a PhD at any of British Columbia’s universities. He was originally from Ethiopia and spoke seven languages fluently. Dr. Teklu had a strong […]

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 […]