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Ever-present, ever-serving Evered looks back on time at UFV

One student’s memorial gift helped first-generation learner and UFV President Mark Evered get his start. Now stepping away, he looks forward to where universities are going next Dave Evered, a Hamilton factory worker, pushed callused and grease-streaked hands into the palms of five sons. “Do better, boys,” he implored. “Get an education so you won’t […]

New UFV coat of arms features Stó:lô cultural icons and natural elements

UFV’s new coat of arms features symbols of Stó:lô culture, local wildlife, and elements of the Fraser Valley landscape. The coat of arms was unveiled by Chancellor Gwen Point, President Mark Evered, and Miramichi Herald, Manon Labelle at a public ceremony held at the UFV Aboriginal Gathering Place on June 5. Officially granted by the Canadian Heraldic […]

Cherished by Criminology, Forster earns UFV Staff Excellence Award

Powered by student energy and lauded by the department she supports, this year’s UFV Staff Excellence Award winner can do it all because she’s done it all. Bouncing between departments as an auxiliary in the early 2000s, Cherish Forster sometimes followed full shifts in Registration by adding a few extra hours taking calls on UCFV’s […]

Welcoming vibe nets Global Lounge the UFV Teamwork award

Open a special door at the UFV Abbotsford campus and you might walk into the middle of a salsa dance lesson or a trip through Russia. The Global Lounge within UFV International is a big, friendly mixing bowl — a place where students from Canada and a swath of other countries meet in a busy […]

Miriam Nichols’ dedication earns her UFV Research Excellence award

Miriam Nichols believes that teaching and research go hand in hand. For the 23 years that she has been an English literature professor at UFV, she has pursued research in addition to her teaching duties. Now she’s being recognized for her dedication with the 2017 UFV Research Excellence award. “I have always viewed my profession […]

Convocation 2017: Friends and families celebrate as thousands graduate from UFV

Families and friends from throughout the Fraser Valley and beyond cheered as graduates crossed the stage at UFV’s Convocation ceremonies on June 6 and 7 at the Abbotsford Centre. More than 2,300 students earned 2,700 credentials during the 2016/17 academic year, including the first graduate of UFV’s new Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program, Alicia […]

Lieutenant Governor’s Medal — Jacqlyn Marvin: She flew the friendly skies but studied ’til the cows came home

For almost eight years, Jacqlyn Marvin’s future was literally up in the air. Steering her interests toward UFV Agriculture changed that in a hurry. A successful flight attendant based out of Seattle’s Sea-Tac International Airport, Marvin travelled the world, but couldn’t shake a nagging tug to her roots high atop Chilliwack’s eastern hillsides — where […]

Transit Police Chief LePard goes back to school and earns gold medal

Chief Doug LePard didn’t need a master’s degree. But he wanted one. The Chief of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police force decided it was “now or never” two years ago and joined the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program at the University of the Fraser Valley. On June 6, he will cross the UFV […]