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Former UFV president Skip Bassford named to Order of Canada

Dr. Skip Bassford, who served as president of UFV from 1998 to 2009, has been named a member of the Order of Canada, in recognition of his leadership in university administration. During his time as president, Bassford successfully advocated for university status for the former University College of the Fraser Valley (an effort that took […]

Bassford leaves legacy of new name, new campus, new community connections

When Dr. Skip Bassford agreed to take up the presidency of the University College of the Fraser Valley in 1998, it was because he was intrigued by a concept. The university colleges of British Columbia were unique types of post-secondary institutions – ones that combined degree-level university studies with applied disciplines. This meant not only […]