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Biology students get hands-on experience in Tofino

  UFV Biology students got hands-on learning during the intensive seven-day course, hosted at the Tofino botanical gardens field station on Vancouver Island. The week included exploration and analysis of the many unique ecological systems within and around the Clayoquot Sound biosphere reserve. A number of UFV instructors participated in the expedition, lending their expertise […]

Boston Pizza Chandigahr

Boston Pizza execs visit Chandigarh BBA students

  UFV’s Business Administration in Chandigarh, India, recently hosted Jordan Melville, president of T&M Group of Companies (which owns Boston Pizza in Canada, US, and Mexico) and Wes Bews, CFO of Boston Pizza Inc. Along with them came Pam Sahsi and Pami Buttar, the directors of CFO Inc., which outsources Boston Pizza’s accounting work to […]

Dr. Lenore Newman appointed Canada Research Chair at UFV

    The University of the Fraser Valley has a new federally funded researcher on campus. Dr. Lenore Newman was recently appointed Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment and joins the Geography department at UFV. She will also be working closely with the UFV Agriculture department. The Canada Research Chair program was established […]

Playwright Tomson Highway to visit UFV Oct 23 and 24

  A Canadian Aboriginal playwright with a previous connection to the University of the Fraser Valley will visit the Chilliwack and Abbotsford campuses this October. Cree writer Tomson Highway will be on the Chilliwack campus on Sunday, Oct. 23, for a staged reading of excerpts from his play The Rez Sisters. He will visit the […]

Langley Secondary Students at UFV presentation

UFV student recruiters on the road touring BC high schools

More than 1,000 high school students came to check out what UFV student recruiter Daniel Goertz had to say during week one of the annual Post-secondary Institutes of BC (PSIBC) tour. The tour is a coordinated effort by universities, colleges and institutes to visit high schools together, making it easy for Grade 12 students to […]

Carl Peters

Carl Peters publishes book on bill bissett

Carl Peters (who teaches English, Creative Writing, Visual Arts and Art History) has written the first book-length critical analysis of poet bill bissett’s work. Although internationally recognized as a pioneer of visual, concrete, sound, and performance poetry, few critics recognize bill bissett’s work in the visual arts to be of equal aesthetic importance — very […]

Simon Gibson launches office politics column

Business admin sessional Simon Gibson, also a 30-year councillor for the City of Abbotsford, has found a niche for a newspaper column and filled it. His weekly column on office politics (which you can see at www.officepolitics101.com ) is now running in 25 newspapers throughout British Columbia including in such communities as Kelowna, Burnaby, Langley, […]

UFV Dental Hygiene graduate saves the day

Just days after graduating and before her official licence to practise was even issued, recent UFV Dental Hygiene diploma program graduate Jana Sladkova was busy putting her education to good use. While watching her boyfriend’s hockey game, one of the players was hit in the face by a puck. Although the player was wearing a […]

Moves and changes: Pauline Potocky

Pauline Potocky (nee Hadfield) has joined Cheryl Dahl in the Program Development office as the program development assistant. Pauline has a BA in arts and culture studies from Simon Fraser University, and has most recently worked as the Political Science, Philosophy, and Modern Languages departmental assistant. She joined UFV from Douglas College, where she provided […]

Dental Hygiene grads 2011

UFV Dental Hygiene grads score above national average

Students enrolled in UFV’s Dental Hygiene diploma program earned top marks in the National Dental Hygiene certification board examination, completed this past May. UFV dental hygiene students consistently scored above the national average compared to other students who wrote the same exam across Canada. “We are very pleased with the results; we know our graduates […]

New folks: Ashley Wray

Ashley Wray has joined UFV as a marketing and communications specialist, replacing Patty Wellborn, who has moved to the Okanagan. Ashley is an award-winning journalist who most recently worked for the Abbotsford News. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Kwantlen University, and experience in several sectors of journalism, having worked […]

UFV in the news: Rickaby off to meet Obama

Michelle, meet Michelle (Obama that is). Two local women who are also cancer survivors and authors will be heading off to Washington, D.C. in early October after being nominated for a prestigious award at the Global Woman Summit. UFV’s Michelle Rickaby of Yarrow and Glenda Standeven of Chilliwack, co-authors of Choosing to Smile with Julie […]