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Long-term employees recognized

Oh, the stories they could tell! UFV recognized some long-term, and some long, long, looooooooooong-term employees on April 10 with two celebrations. In an afternoon ceremony, some of the more than one hundred 10- and 20-year employees from 2011 and 2012 were recognized and thanked by President Mark Evered, Board Chair Larry Stinson, FSA President […]

UFV employee awards recognize innovation and excellence

Three outstanding UFV employees were honoured recently in the inaugural Employee Excellence awards. The awards recognize and celebrate employees who have inspired others through their outstanding achievement within the university and/or their community. Hope centre coordinator Hilary Kennedy, senior advisor on indigenous affairs Shirley Hardman of Chilliwack, and political science professor Rita Dhamoon, based at […]

UFV’s Absolute Style offers backstage view of fashion industry

Researching trends, preparing a collection, and styling models are all a part of UFV’s annual runway show, Absolute Style. The one-day event highlights the work of the Fashion Design program and its grad students, while providing them with real-world fashion industry experience. Absolute Style 2012 is taking place on Wednesday, April 25 with two shows […]

Coast Capital donation sustains and enriches leadership at UFV

Student leadership will continue to thrive at the University of the Fraser Valley, thanks to a $50,000 contribution from Coast Capital Savings, Canada’s second-largest credit union. The funding is part of an ongoing partnership between the University of the Fraser Valley and Coast Capital Savings that has been helping to foster the development of leaders […]

Celebrate 100 years with ‘friend of UFV’ Jean Scott

  What were you doing 100 years ago? If you’re like most of us, you were a long way from conception. But if you’re Jean Scott of Chilliwack, you were busy being born, just one week after the sinking of the Titanic. Scott, a well-known community activist and feminist who has made her mark both […]

Eric Jordan to speak on education, technology and learning in the 21st century

New technology is rapidly changing the way young people connect with the world.  It is shaping how they learn and how their teachers teach.  The university is challenged to keep up with these changes and to ensure students succeed in this rapidly changing educational environment. Eric Jordan will speak to this challenge at UFV on […]

Evered to lead Community Leadership discussion in Mission with Vancity’s Vrooman

The third session in the Mission Community Leadership series on Saturday March 31 will feature Tamara Vrooman, Chief Executive Officer of Vancity Credit Union on ethical decision making. “A Conversation with Tamara” will lead off the session on ethical decision making.  As leader of the Canada’s largest credit union, Vrooman harnesses the strength, breadth and […]

Lens of Empowerment exhibit focuses on women in Stó:lō territory

Give people the tools to express what they see, and you never know what they’ll show you. That is the idea behind the Lens of Empowerment project, a three-course program undertaken by 11 UFV students that examines the lives and experiences of women in Stó:lō territory. The Fraser Valley audience will have the chance to […]

Understanding palliative care approaches in nursing

Our understanding of how to provide the best possible care for people who are dying has improved greatly in the last few decades. The hospice environment has become well known as a place of specialized skill in compassionate, holistic, and respectful end-of-life care. But not everyone ends up in hospice care when they are dying, […]

Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair returns to UFV

Across Canada, March is being referred to as“Youth Science Month.” To celebrate, B.C.’s future leaders of science and innovation are showcase their creative science concepts and theories. From Wednesday, March 28 to Friday, March 30, local students will be sharing their works at UFV’s Envision Athletic Centre in Abbotsford. The three days will involve judging […]

Dragon’s Den star talks about ‘Getting Naked’ at UFV

Just a few years ago, Joel Primus was studying at UFV, unsure of what avenue he wanted to pursue. Now, he’s the founder of Naked Boxer Briefs – a successful underwear line that is being sold in stores across North America. He is also the founder of Project World Citizen Society, a non-profit organization that […]

Pink Shirt Day at UFV deemed a success

Pink Shirt Day at UFV was deemed a success. Through the sale of 125 Bullying Stops Here pink t-shirts and 200 pink wristbands, the Pink Shirt Day organizers were able to raise $700 for the Boys and Girls Clubs and $1,000 in support of the Student Emergency Fund at UFV. Presenting UFV President Dr. Mark […]