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UFV to grant honorary degrees to Bonnie Henry, Naxaxalhts’i Sonny McHalsie, Mike Retasket, and Judith Soon

UFV will present honorary degrees to four leaders who have had a significant impact on society and their communities at its Convocation ceremonies in June. They include Dr. Bonnie Henry, who led British Columbia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic; Naxaxalhts’i Sonny McHalsie, one of the most distinguished interpreters of the Stó:lō cultural tradition and history; […]

UFV seeking nominations for Betty Urquhart Community Service award

Do you know an unsung hero? You know the type: they work hard making our community a better place through their volunteerism, with little or no recognition. And they’re not expecting any. But wouldn’t it be nice to give them some? Consider nominating them for the UFV Betty Urquhart Community Service award. Every year, the […]

UFV’s IT department concludes Phase 1 of major enterprise network upgrade

UFV’s digital network, online security, and cloud integration have all vastly improved — and more upgrades are coming thanks to a multi-year effort to strengthen the university’s IT systems. Phase 1 of the Network Modernization Project — which began with an in-depth network analysis in April, 2020 — was completed Saturday, Feb 25 when more […]

Five retiring faculty members receive professor emeritus status

Congratulations to the following recently retired long-term faculty members, each of whom received professor emeritus status. They were honoured at the service excellence dinner along with employees marking service milestones and the employee excellence award winners. UFV grants the honourable designations of Professor and Librarian Emeritus in recognition of long service and contributions to the […]

2023 long-service employees celebrated

Employees who have been around for a decade or more — including Cameron Roy, who hit the 35-year mark — were celebrated in person on May 11 at a dinner event at the Clarion Inn. For the first time, sessional instructors were included in the celebration. More than 50 sessional instructors who have taught at […]

Enactus UFV reaches national semifinals

The UFV Enactus team, led by its faculty advisor Dr. Saeed Rahman and student president Michael Amirani, participated in the 2023 Enactus Canada National Exposition held May 1-3 in Montreal. The team showcased three of their ongoing projects through a 12-minute video presentation highlighting their accomplishments since the launch and over the past year. The […]

Faculty Service Excellence 2023: Stefania Pizzirani infuses service into teaching, research, and community work

For Dr. Stefania Pizzirani, her duties as an assistant professor at UFV don’t fall into strict silos of teaching, research, and service. They all blend together. Her teaching includes service components. Her research is often based on grassroots community needs. And her service activities feed off her teaching, her research, and her relationships with students, […]

UFV Indigenization and Reconciliation excellence 2023: Lorna Andrews helps colleagues to decolonize themselves and Indigenize their teaching practice

Lorna Andrews doesn’t have an easy job, but she has an important one. As UFV’s Teaching and Learning Specialist with a focus on Indigenization, she helps faculty and staff understand issues regarding colonial impacts on Indigenous people and the need to work towards reconciliation in Canada. For her efforts, she is being recognized as the […]

Research Excellence 2023: Dr. Edward Akuffo finds joy in balancing mentorship, research, and teaching

Dr. Edward Akuffo first encountered Canadian foreign policy in the late 1990s when he was completing his undergraduate education in Ghana. After seeing the work that the now defunct Canadian International Development Agency was doing under the leadership of John R. Schram (the retired diplomat and former Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana), his curiosity was […]