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Andy Sidhu receives honorary degree from UFV for community building

The son of a hardworking Malaysian bus driver, Andy Sidhu knows the value of timely connections. Now, after 43 years as a champion of inclusivity in the Fraser Valley, he’s receiving an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University if the Fraser Valley. “Any immigrant moving to any country has teething problems when you […]

UFV recognizes Tamara Taggart’s advocacy work with honorary degree

  Tamara Taggart had thousands of conversations in living rooms across British Columbia, but it took just two to change her life forever. It started with a phone call five days after the birth of son Beckett. Tests confirmed the first child for Taggart and husband Dave Genn had Down syndrome. “The doctor said ‘I’m […]

Kirsten Brazier earns honorary degree for inspiring females in aviation, aerospace, marine industry, and defence sector

Kirsten Brazier loves working in aviation. And her enthusiasm for sharing this career path, and other STEM-based fields, with females of all ages, has earned her an honorary doctorate from the University of the Fraser Valley. Brazier will receive her honorary Doctor of Technology degree at UFV’s morning convocation ceremony on Tues, June 6 at […]

UFV to host two Jane’s Walks on Abbotsford campus — May 6

For the past few months, a small group of organizers have been working to organize Abbotsford’s first Jane’s Walk event. These walks are designed to connect community members with one another in discussions of place meaning and history. This event runs Friday through Sunday, May 5-7. These and the other Jane’s Walks are free and […]

Students name Evered Hall in tribute to departing president and his wife

Mark Evered may be retiring from the presidency of UFV, but the legacy of himself and his wife Maureen’s will be commemorated in a very prominent way. At a thank-you reception on April 18, UFV Student Union Society President Suhki Brar announced that the Great Hall of the Student Union Building will now be known […]

Intension(elle) — BFA Grad Show — runs to May 19 — opens April 28

Every year members of the University of the Fraser Valley and its surrounding community come together to support an exciting cultural event in the Visual Arts department: the BFA Grad Show. This year’s show is titled Intension(elle), reflecting the all-female composition of the graduating class. Opening Reception: Fri, April 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm in […]

Teacher Ed offers summer institute for current teachers

The Teacher Education department at the University of the Fraser Valley is once again offering a Summer Institution in Teacher Education (SITE) between July 10 and July 28, 2017 at the Abbotsford campus. We have an exciting lineup of courses tailored specifically for the needs of practising teachers. If you are looking for a student-centred, […]

UFV celebrates long-serving employees at special evening

In 1982, Ian McAskill was a young economics graduate looking for a place to teach. He found Fraser Valley College, decided he liked it here, and stayed for the next 35 years, through two major changes (from college to university-college and then to university). Once one of the youngest faculty members, he’s now a veteran. […]

DAA winner Gary Bass

UFV Alumni Association seeks Distinguished Alumni nominations

Do you know an outstanding alumnus of UFV? UFV alumni can be found making a difference around the corner and across the world. And the UFV Alumni Association wants to celebrate them. There are more than 36,000 alumni from the University of the Fraser Valley working in a variety of industries and sectors and making […]