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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 […]

Red Robinson

Red Robinson to receive honorary degree from UFV

Red Robinson is living museum of popular music and culture. Elvis Presley? Red Robinson met him. The Beatles?  He emcee’d their show at Empire Stadium in 1964 and John Lennon cursed him off the stage. Buddy Holly and Louis Armstrong? Met them when they were launching their careers.  John F. Kennedy? Met him during the […]

UFV students and program reach new heights in Antigua

Building relationships, gaining confidence, and being humbled are just a few of the experiences had by a group of UFV students on a recent trip to Antigua with the Champions for Health Promoting Schools program. In its seventh year, the project also reached new heights — from being commended by the Antiguan minister of education, […]

UFV student wins silver medal at national competition

A UFV student has proved himself as one of the country’s top electrical apprentices in training. Gordon Kearns recently won the silver medal at the Skills Canada national competition in Edmonton. The 21-year-old Chilliwack resident, who grew up in Boston Bar, placed second in the category of post-secondary electrical installations. Competing against the top students […]

Langley Kinsmen donate $52,000 to UFV for bursary

Staying true to its motto of “serving the community’s greatest needs”, the Langley Kinsmen Club has donated $52,000 to the University of the Fraser Valley to establish an award in its name. The Kinsmen Club of Langley Endowment Bursary will be available to students who have completed their highest level of education within the Langley […]

UFV students host sports day with a twist in Antigua

Following an early morning tropical rainstorm over the Caribbean island of Antigua, the sun eventually came out on Friday afternoon, helping a group of UFV students host a successful Unity Games. The event is described as a Canadian sports day with a twist, by UFV Kinesiology instructor Joanna Sheppard. This is Sheppard’s seventh year hosting […]