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UFV to bestow honorary degree on John Jansen

John Jansen smiles, twisting the thick brassy ring on his right hand while casting kind eyes toward the Vedder River’s cold, fast waters. “It’s amazing how it all works out,” he says as the ring’s wide UFV logo catches light on a small corner of the 200-plus acres he helped acquire. “I think we’ve done […]

UFV to recognizes visionary entrepreneur Anthony von Mandl with honorary degree

Anthony von Mandl is an entrepreneur whose visionary efforts to transform British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley into a world-class wine-producing region have enhanced the reputation of Canadian wines and made the Okanagan a premiere tourism destination. In recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments in winemaking, agriculture, tourism, and economic development, von Mandl will receive an honorary Doctor […]

Master carver Francis Horne Sr. to receive UFV honorary degree

Francis Horne Sr. is a world-renowned Coast Salish master carver whose stirring work has been represented in a range of top Vancouver galleries since his professional career started almost 50 years ago. For his sculpting legacy and his lifelong commitment to helping and healing others, Horne was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree […]

New mission, values, and vision for UFV

Last fall, UFV embarked on a community-wide conversation about our future – specifically, about reshaping and redefining our organizational values, mission, and vision. Thank you for your input. It has been consistent, intelligent, thoughtful (and thought provoking), and heartfelt. The steering committee and the working group have engaged university stakeholders: students, faculty, staff, alumni, industry […]

Student research celebrated at 2019 Undergraduate Research Excellence awards

Student research was celebrated at the 2019 Undergraduate Research Excellence awards on May 23. UFV President Joanne MacLean spoke at the awards about the transformative effect of student research experiences. “Research changes you. It requires self-discipline to plan a project, collect and analyze the data, and write a report. It teaches you time management, project […]

The world is a classroom for Global Development Studies major Sterling Ray

UFV is committed to helping students and alumni make an impact locally and beyond. Sterling Ray is a Bachelor of Arts student who has taken that challenge literally.   Ray is leading intercultural initiatives both on campus and abroad, and will be graduating in June 2019 with a Global Development Studies major and an extended […]

UFV celebrates 2019 long-service employees

It’s the sign of a great workplace when employees stick around for a decade or three. Or four! UFV celebrated long-serving employees at a special dinner at the Quality Inn on May 6, 2019. The longest serving employee at the event? Kartar Thandi, who is celebrating 40 years at UFV this year. President Joanne MacLean […]