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UFV Activity Assistant certificate

Activity assistants: key to aging well

Often, it’s the small moments that make work meaningful. Watching her 86-year-old client splash around in the wave pool was exactly that kind of a moment for former Recreation Coordinator Lori Teske. “She just enjoyed every minute,” Lori recalls. “It was really touching.” Providing engaging experiences to residents in long-term care takes careful coordination, but […]

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 […]

Sales students shine at UFV

“I was a little nervous as the campaign was drawing to a close, but they did it once again.” That was the summary from Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce business development manager Matt Langdon, referring to a revenue goal set by students in this year’s Bus 221 Advanced Selling course at the University of the Fraser […]

executive chef and culinary instructor Jody Sigurdson

Award-winning chef shares her passion in the classroom

When executive chef Jody Sigurdson-Longo showed her culinary arts class at Rick Hansen Secondary a clip from Chopped Canada, one of her students quipped: “Chef, you could totally win this!” And that’s what triggered Jody to compete in and win the famed Food Network cooking competition in 2015. The episode in which she is featured […]

UFV is a family affair for the Youngs of Mission

When Hannah Young drove to her first day of classes at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2015, she was excited, but also feeling a little down. Some of her friends had moved away to live on campus at larger far away universities and here she was carpooling from Mission to the Abbotsford campus… […]

Shirlana Julian, medical office assistant with Matsqui Nation

Adding certification to experience as a medical office assistant

Shirlana Julian is the oldest in a class of 17 medical office assistants in training. Unlike her classmates, who take the UFV Continuing Education’s Medical Office Assistant (MOA) program to launch a career in the field, Shirlana has worked in this role for two years already. Now she would like to become a certified MOA […]

Five former UFV students receive $5,000 transfer scholarships

Five former UFV students who have transferred to continue their education have received Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships worth $5,000 each to assist them in moving between BC post-secondary institutions. Caleb Keillor of Abbotsford (who transferred to Simon Fraser University), and Jake Letkeman and Garrett Offereins (both of Abbotsford), Emma Rose of Chilliwack, and Brent Mueller […]

Legal Administrative Assistants, Melissa Solomon and Pawanpreet Gill

Legal Administrative Assistants who love their jobs

Do you love an intellectual challenge? Enter the legal profession. Pawanpreet Gill and Melissa Solomon, two recent graduates from UFV Continuing Education’s Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA) program, have found a stimulating work environment at a full-service law firm, Lindsay Kenney LLP, based in Langley and downtown Vancouver. However, both took a few detours on the […]