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Thousands graduate and celebrate at UFV Convocation 2016

Families cheered and friends applauded as graduates crossed the stage during four University of the Fraser Valley Convocation ceremonies, held June 2 and 3 at the Abbotsford Centre. More than 2,300 students earned more than 2,800 credentials at UFV this year, and many of them gathered to formally celebrate and bask in their moment of […]

Luigi Aquilini, Halldor Bjarnason, Linda Frimer, and George Peary to receive honorary doctorates at UFV Convocation

Four Canadians who exemplify leadership and excellence will receive honorary doctorates from the University of the Fraser Valley this spring. Business titan Luigi Aquilini, lawyer and Paralympian Halldor Bjarnason, artist and activist Linda Frimer, and educator and community leader George Peary will each be honoured at one of UFV’s four convocation ceremonies on June 2 […]

Convo-posal 2015: a credential and more for one UFV graduate

For student Sasha Morneau, crossing the stage and shaking UFV President Mark Evered’s hand during her convocation ceremony was much more than the end of her undergraduate degree – it was the end of a long and arduous journey. During her time at UFV, Sasha persevered through a series of hurdles that might have stopped […]

Thousands graduate in 40th anniversary year at UFV Convocation

Convocation refers to a gathering together, and thousands did so on June 12 and 13 as the University of the Fraser Valley celebrated its graduates at three ceremonies at the Abbotsford Centre. Watch a video of our Convocation ceremonies here. More than 2,100 individuals graduated with more than 2,700 credentials this year, over the two […]

More than 2,000 graduate from UFV in three ceremonies

The University of the Fraser Valley sent another batch of its best and brightest out into the world on June 13 and 14, as more than 2,000 students graduated and more than half of them attended Convocation ceremonies, crossing the stage at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. UFV president Mark Evered addressed the grads […]

Three student speakers to shine at convocation

Three student speakers will shine at this year’s convocation ceremonies. Derek Froese is an involved Computer Information Systems (CIS) student, Sol Sun will be graduating from the psychology program with honours, and Laurie Schulz has completed her Master of Social Work. All three have advice for students graduating this year, but also for students who […]

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 […]

Cree artist George Littlechild to receive honorary degree from UFV

Prolific and colourful. Vibrant artworks infused with Aboriginal influence but with his own contemporary twist. When you see George Littlechild’s work you won’t soon forget it. The Cree artist, originally from Alberta but now living in British Columbia, has built both a strong reputation and a huge catalog of work over the 25 years he’s […]

UFV to grant honorary doctorate to Canadian rocker Bif Naked on June 13

Dr. Mark Evered had a surprise for Canadian rocker and motivational speaker Bif Naked when she visited the University of the Fraser Valley on International Women’s Day on March 8. Naked, who was there to speak at a union-sponsored event, met with UFV president Evered before her talk and he asked her if she would […]

Come to UFV’s Grad Fair Wed, March 6

Wed, March 6 11:30 am–2:30 pm In Alumni Hall and the Cascade Café (Building B) at the Abbotsford campus   Stop by the UFV Grad Fair to learn more about your Convocation ceremony, program, and Alumni Assocation services: • Apply to graduate (application deadline: April 2) • Book your photo session with Artona, UFV’s official […]

Art student turned UFV science major honoured with Canadian award

An art student who turned science major following the discovery that she had a rare disease was recently honoured as one of the top students in Canada. Twenty-seven-year-old Jenna Peters from Abbotsford was awarded the Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship for her genetic research done at UFV. The award, valued at $17,500, is a […]