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National Aboriginal Day: a chance for reflection on culture and reconciliation

National Aboriginal Day was Sunday, June 21 Posted on behalf of Shirley Hardman, UFV Senior Advisor on Indigenous Affairs National Aboriginal Day on Sunday, June 21 celebrates the unique heritage and diverse culture of indigenous people — it also presents an opportunity to reflect on the outcomes of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada […]

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Convo-posal 2015: a credential and more for one UFV graduate

For student Sasha Morneau, crossing the stage and shaking UFV President Mark Evered’s hand during her convocation ceremony was much more than the end of her undergraduate degree – it was the end of a long and arduous journey. During her time at UFV, Sasha persevered through a series of hurdles that might have stopped […]

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UFV assignment leads to Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame induction for Anne Russell

An assignment for a UFV Adult Education course led to a spot in the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame for UFV media and communications manager Anne Russell. Russell, whose day job is to tell stories about UFV as part of the University Relations team, took the digital storytelling course offered by UFV’s Adult Ed degree […]

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Golf: Stinson tops star-studded field to win UFV Cascades Pro-Am

Kevin Stinson overcame a star-studded field featuring PGA Tour pros Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor to take first place at the UFV Cascades Pro-Am on Monday afternoon. Stinson, a Mission product, lit it up at Chilliwack Golf Club, carding an eagle and eight birdies en route to a seven-under 65. That left him two shots clear of Hadwin and […]

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Thousands celebrate UFV Convocation 2015

Families and friends from the Fraser Valley and beyond gathered to cheer as more than 2,100 students graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley on June 11 and 12. It’s always a festive atmosphere at the Abbotsford Centre for UFV Convocation. There were four ceremonies spread over two days this year, and more than […]

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Governor General’s Gold Medal: Shelley Cole is top of the crop in MA studies

Students in the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program at the University of the Fraser Valley are seasoned working professionals who bring their real-world back to the classroom to share with their fellow students. They are a motivated and accomplished group. So it’s no small achievement to receive the Governor General’s gold medal, awarded […]

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Governor General’s Silver Medal: His prof was right: UFV was life-changing for crim grad Sukh Mangat

When Sukhvinder Singh Mangat started his Criminal Justice degree program at UFV four years ago, his professor told him studying for his degree would be a transformational experience. Mangat was skeptical. “I was reluctant to believe this. How can simply completing a series of courses result in such a transformative change?” Mangat recalls. “Well, four […]

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Social justice champion Shirzad Ahmed receives honorary degree from UFV

Effectively fighting for the rights of refugees and immigrants from 144 countries takes 12-hours a day, seven days a week. And Shirzad Ahmed wouldn’t have it any other way. For his dedication to human rights, Shirzad will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of the Fraser Valley at 10 a.m. on […]

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Aboriginal performance artist Margo Kane receives honorary degree from UFV

Movement and expression have defined Margo Kane for more than 40 years during an accomplished professional performance career. You can’t categorize her, and you can’t keep her still. A seemingly endless well of perpetual energy helps this dynamo tell her own story, express herself as an artist, and facilitate the sharing of many stories reflective […]

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Volcanologist Catherine Hickson receives honorary degree from UFV

From a child gazing full of wonder at Yellowstone National Park’s gushing geysers to a young woman surviving blasted rock and ash near Mount St. Helens, volcanologist Catherine Hickson has had her adventures. Now she’s ready to embark on her latest after being awarded an honorary degree from the University of the Fraser Valley. She […]

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Mental health advocate Ginny Dennehy receives honorary degree from UFV

Ginny Dennehy didn’t plan to be a crusader for mental health. Or to be heading into her golden years watching her friends attend their children’s weddings and becoming grandparents, with no prospect of doing so herself. But after losing her two children in separate tragedies, that is the course her life has taken. Ginny and […]

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