Tag Archives | Convocation 2012

UFV grad follows a dream from South America to Canada, from Engineering to CIS

After Ricardo Jahns Gigglburger graduated with an engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration, he thought his schooling was over. It seemed, however, that school was not quite done with him. “I discovered Computer Science when I was about to finish my Engineering degree, and I immediately knew that computers would be my passion,” […]

Dual Betty Urquhart awards honour community commitment

Betty Urquhart was one of UFV’s first employees, and her commitment to building a strong relationship between UFV and the Fraser Valley community is one that lasts to this day. In 1995, UFV introduced the Betty Urquhart community service award to honour community members or groups that are committed to the same cause. This year […]

More than 2,000 graduate from UFV at Convocation 2012

 There were Van Meers and Dhaliwals, Malloways and Froeses, and Kims and MacDonalds in the spotlight on June 14 and 15 as more than a thousand new graduates of the University of the Fraser Valley crossed the stage at three convocation ceremonies at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre adjacent to the Abbotsord campus. Approximately […]

Graduates: start your engines! Convocation 2012 this Thurs and Fri

It’s the time of year to celebrate at UFV. More than 2,100 students will be graduating from a variety of degree, diploma, and certificate programs this Thursday and Friday, June 14 and 15, with more than 1,000 of them expected to attend the ceremonies and cross the stage. All convocation ceremonies will be at the […]

Sheldon Kennedy

Sheldon Kennedy to receive honorary degree from UFV

Fourteen years ago, Sheldon Kennedy stood up to a bully and abuser on behalf of himself and all victims of childhood sexual abuse. The former pro hockey player was the first to accuse Graham James of abusing junior hockey players, which led to a conviction and, eventually, further charges. It was a very brave thing […]

Red Robinson

Red Robinson to receive honorary degree from UFV

Red Robinson is living museum of popular music and culture. Elvis Presley? Red Robinson met him. The Beatles?  He emcee’d their show at Empire Stadium in 1964 and John Lennon cursed him off the stage. Buddy Holly and Louis Armstrong? Met them when they were launching their careers.  John F. Kennedy? Met him during the […]