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YDAA winner Shannon Thiesen curating a new generation of critical thinkers

Inspired by her 30 kids and sometimes smeared by squeegee or fork, the paintings created by UFV’s 2016 Young Distinguished Alumni Award winner Shannon Thiesen make their mark in more ways than one. She was the very last student to join her UFV Teacher Education cohort – accepted only two days before classes began. Now […]

Sharing research with students brings joy to UFV chemist

Research brings great joy to UFV chemist Noham Weinberg. “For, me, it is like drinking clean water fresh from the source! And having students working with you, seeing them grow into independent researchers, is an even greater joy. It is what drives me. Their enthusiasm is contagious! “I like teaching in a classroom setting but […]

Emphasis on kindness and support equals success for UFV Teaching Excellence winner Linda Pardy

To do Dr. Linda Pardy’s Teaching Excellence award justice, you need a rainy Saturday morning. That’s how long it takes to go through the binder of recommendation letters collected on behalf of the Abbotsford-based UFV communications instructor for the nomination process. Pardy’s nomination was supported by countless students from a range of disciplines who have […]

George Hemeon honoured for career and artistic accomplishments

Typically, awards recognize a major strength of the individual receiving them. But George Hemeon (BA ’04) the latest Distinguished Alumni award winner, was lauded for multiple strengths. Hemeon was honoured for both his career achievements and his artistic talents. He has accomplished a lot in the past decade. The former landscaper earned his Bachelor of […]