Tag Archives | 2012

2012 a year to celebrate at UFV

It was another busy year at the University of the Fraser Valley, one filled with building and campus openings, student and faculty success, athletic and cultural achievements, and community engagement. As the university breaks briefly for the holiday season, here’s a look at 2012 in review. Building boom UFV had major facilities open in three […]

UFV student volunteers provide outstanding performances at Abbyfest 2012

For the fifth year in a row, the UFV fashion show and world culture garden were highlights at Abbyfest, Abbotsford’s annual multicultural festival held at Rotary Stadium. Notable visitors to the culture garden included Abbotsford’s mayor, Bruce Banman, and UFV President Mark Evered and his wife Maureen. “We featured more countries than we have ever […]

Video: UFV Convocation 2012 – backstage pass

University of the Fraser Valley students proudly walked across the stage to receive their certificates, diplomas, degrees, and awards at the 2012 convocation. Taking place at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, there were three ceremonies between Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15.

Teaching life skills in Antigua — in the classroom and on the field

  Teaching life skills through physical and health education is the goal for a group of UFV students heading to Antigua for the month of May. The 18 students will be heading to the Caribbean island for four weeks for a project titled Champions for Health Promoting Schools. Consisting of mostly kinesiology and physical education […]

The old CE gang checks out the new Continuing Studies digs

Continuing Education (now Continuing Studies) has been an integral part of UFV since we were founded in 1974. If fact the first UFV employees were continuing education planners seconded from the school districts. Continuing Studies director Cheryl Isaac invited past and current CE colleagues to tour the new UFV Clearbrook Centre on Sunday, April 22. […]

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 […]

Catch Cascades basketball teams on CanadaWest.TV this weekend

You may not be able to travel to Saskatchewan (Saskatoon for the men; Regina for the women) to catch your basketball Cascades in action this week, but you can watch them on your computer thanks to the wonders of the internet. Catch the Cascades on CanadaWest.TV The UFV Cascades men’s and women’s basketball teams Canada […]