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DAA winner Gary Bass

Distinguished Alumni winner Gary Bass embraces midlife learning

He might not match your vision of a university student, unless your default is a high-level, mid-career RCMP leader in his 50s. That’s the stage of life Gary Bass was at when he first attended the University of the Fraser Valley. Bass, the 2016 winner of the UFV Distinguished Alumni award, was part of the […]

UFV Distinguished Alumni winner Patti MacAhonic a leader in many fields

Patti MacAhonic’s life has taken some unexpected turns. Married young and widowed young, she was inspired into activism by injustices she encountered after her husband’s death following a severe workplace injury. MacAhonic (BA Ad Ed ’02), the 2014 winner of the Distinguished Alumni Award at the University of the Fraser Valley, is currently executive director […]

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 […]

UFV now has two awards for distinguished alumni — nominate someone soon!

The University of the Fraser Valley now has thousands of alumni living and working locally and around the world. Once again, it’s time recognize alumni of distinction by nominating them for a Distinguished Alumni award. New this year is a category for young alumni. “As we are still a fairly young university, many of our […]