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A message re the incident in Mission during a peaceful march on June 4

A message from President Joanne MacLean: The University of the Fraser Valley is upset to hear of an incident resulting in people being injured during a peaceful march in Mission to raise awareness about the painful legacy of residential schools. On Saturday, June 4, the Crazy Indians Brotherhood and supporters were marching from Fraser Valley […]

Student researchers recognized at awards night

More than 40 student researchers were honoured May 31 at the annual Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards, held in person for the first time since 2019. Nafeel Arshad and Heather Kelly, both of whom had presented at the microlecture event earlier this year, addressed the audience on behalf of students. Congratulations to all the recipients. AWARD […]

UFV to grant honorary degrees to Jo-ann Archibald, Diane Delves, Peter Dhillon, and Shirley Turcotte

A leader in Indigenous education, an Abbotsford-based developer, an agribusiness magnate, and an innovator in Indigenous-focused counselling will receive honorary doctorates from the University of the Fraser Valley at its Convocation ceremonies on June 14 and 15. UFV will welcome Dr. Jo-Ann Archibald, Diane Delves, Peter Dhillon, and Shirley Turcotte to campus and honour them […]

Fourteen retiring faculty receive professor emeritus status

Congratulations to the following recently retired long-term faculty members, each of whom received Professor Emeritus status. They were honoured at the long-service dinner along with employees marking service milestones and the employee excellence award winners. Robin Anderson, History Sue Brigden, Upgrading and University Prep Christine Dalton, Biology Paul Kroeker, Computer Information Systems Colleen Gingerich, Computer […]

Whitney Fordham is UFV’s inaugural Director, Alumni Relations

Whitney Fordham has begun a new role at UFV as Director, Alumni Relations and Executive Director, UFV Alumni Association. She was selected as Director in December of 2021 while on parental leave and is the first person to hold this role on a permanent basis. The Director, Alumni Relations, leads alumni engagement for more than […]

Three 30-year employees at the long-service celebration: Maple Crozier, Jane Webb, and Eric Davis.

2022 long-service employees celebrated

      Employees who have been around for a decade or more had the chance to be celebrated in person on May 16 at a dinner event at the Clarion Inn. President Joanne MacLean was delighted to greet the long-service employees and retiring faculty members who are receiving professor emeritus status in person after […]

UFV receives membership in United Nations Academic Impact Initiative

UFV’s commitment to principles that align with United Nations goals and mandates has earned the university membership in the United Nations Academic Impact Initiative (UNAI). UFV joins approximately 1,500 institutions in 147 countries who are working with the United Nations to promote global priorities, including peace, human rights, and sustainable development. As a UNAI member, […]

Inspirational Leadership 2022: Goudsblom leads from student-centred approach

A lifetime of forward-thinking leadership and commitment to improving the lives of those around him has led Mark Goudsblom to receive UFV’s 2022 Inspirational Leadership Award. Now Associate Vice President, Campus Planning and Facilities Management, Goudsblom was originally a nurse by profession, coming to Canada from his native Holland on a honeymoon with wife Mirjam. […]