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Field research brought landscape to life for Travis Gingerich

For alumnus Travis Gingerich, his undergraduate research experiences were as much about the journey as the result. “Field-based research provided me with the chance to experience so many landscapes and remote locations that would otherwise be very difficult to get to. Once there, you get to know them on a much more intimate level than […]

A mother-daughter duo reflect on their time together at UFV

It’s not very typical for your mum join you in your graduation photo, but Isabelle St-Martin didn’t mind: her mum is a new graduate too! Both Isabelle and her mum, Dr. Shelley Canning, have been working hard at their credential for years. Shelley, who is an associate professor of nursing at UFV and an elected […]

UFV helped barista go from steaming lattes to STEM research

When Emily Rettich graduated high school and wasn’t sure what her next step should be. UFV helped her find out, and introduced her to career options within the STEM field. After a few years off for travel and work in the service sector perfecting her barista skills, Emily enrolled at UFV, working towards a bachelor’s […]

UFV CIS student designs website to help local businesses

When UFV Computer Information Studies student Mykal Machon realized that many local small businesses were in trouble because of the temporary closures and social isolation brought on by COVID-19 in mid-March, he wondered if his particular skill set could be of help. Machon, who recently finished his fourth year of studies at UFV, working towards […]

Shelby Klassen earns 2020 Governor General’s Bronze Medal with 4.24 GPA

Growing up on a small Yarrow farm planted the seed. Unwavering commitment bore the fruit. Now with her incredible 4.24 GPA, Shelby Klassen has earned UFV’s 2020 Governor General’s Bronze Medal as the highest-achieving student graduating from a diploma program — in this case, Agriculture Technology. “I’ve always been passionate about growing food, knowing where […]

Lieutenant governor’s medal — Tsandlia Van Ry: UFV learning journey helped Stó:lō woman reconnect with roots

Not too many people can say that they’ve named a school before they even finished their teacher training. Tsandlia Van Ry can. She and a small group of community members proposed the name Stitó:s Lá:lém Totí:lt (‘place of crossing, house of learning’ in Halq’eméylem) for the new elementary/middle school under construction in Chilliwack. This name […]

Child Life student rides pandemic wave during hospital internship

When Danielle Geddes started her Child Life Specialist internship on the acute medical inpatient ward at Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg in February, she had no idea that by the end of it she would be fully masked and wearing protective gear for most shifts with her young clients. Geddes, who is completing a Child Life […]

Victoria Hu, nursing unit clerk

Health and career: a nursing unit clerk’s journey

Having reconstructive leg surgery as a young teen in BC Children’s Hospital set the course of Victoria Hu’s life. “I had my first surgery at fourteen and the second at sixteen,” Victoria recalls. “I had to relearn how to walk. I spent a lot of time in the hospital. That’s where my love of health […]

Emilie Biela, Red Seal carpenter

Needed: women in trades

Starting a career in trades may be unconventional for a woman, but it has its benefits. Ask Red Seal carpenter Emilie Biela. After high school, she landed a summer job with VGS Contracting, a local construction, equipment supply, and installation company in the commercial greenhouse industry. One day, her boss asked her if she would […]