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Moms-to-be needed by UFV nursing students

If you’re a pregnant woman who will be having her baby in a Fraser Valley hospital between September and April, you’re in high demand by University of the Fraser Valley nursing students. Mothers-to-be who will be having their babies in the Fraser Valley are once again invited to help a UFV nursing student learn about […]

Some open-access programs at UFV will close July 6 for Fall 2012 semester

If you’re considering going to UFV this fall, but haven’t applied yet, you should do so soon. Admissions to certain program paths, or areas of study, are closing soon. The good news is that there are several specific programs that are still accepting applications, and developmental programs such as upgrading and English as a second […]

More than 2,000 graduate from UFV at Convocation 2012

 There were Van Meers and Dhaliwals, Malloways and Froeses, and Kims and MacDonalds in the spotlight on June 14 and 15 as more than a thousand new graduates of the University of the Fraser Valley crossed the stage at three convocation ceremonies at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre adjacent to the Abbotsord campus. Approximately […]

Renaissance woman Marina Parapini bronze academic medalist at UFV

When Marina Parapini was told she had won the Governor General’s bronze medal at UFV, she had no idea what that meant. A quick Google search soon told her that it meant she had the highest GPA amongst those completing a two-year diploma at UFV — something that was both an honour and a surprise. […]

Olav Lian winner of the inaugural UFV Research Excellence award

In a way, Dr. Olav Lian is just a grown-up version of the proverbial little boy who likes to pick up rocks at the seashore to see what’s under them. But along the way, he has collected a bachelor’s degree in physics, a master’s in physical geography, and a doctorate in geology; built state-of-the-art luminescence […]

Sheryl MacMath is UFV’s top teaching prof for 2012

If you think “MacMath” is a fitting name for a teacher, you’d be right. Dr. Sheryl MacMath is a faculty member of the Teacher Education program at UFV, and she is also the 2012 recipient of UFV’s Teaching Excellence award. This annual award recognizes not only the classroom aspect of teaching, but the behind-the-scenes work […]

Graduates: start your engines! Convocation 2012 this Thurs and Fri

It’s the time of year to celebrate at UFV. More than 2,100 students will be graduating from a variety of degree, diploma, and certificate programs this Thursday and Friday, June 14 and 15, with more than 1,000 of them expected to attend the ceremonies and cross the stage. All convocation ceremonies will be at the […]

Sheldon Kennedy

Sheldon Kennedy to receive honorary degree from UFV

Fourteen years ago, Sheldon Kennedy stood up to a bully and abuser on behalf of himself and all victims of childhood sexual abuse. The former pro hockey player was the first to accuse Graham James of abusing junior hockey players, which led to a conviction and, eventually, further charges. It was a very brave thing […]