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Heartbreak and Humour at Harrison Festival’s Literary Café

    The Harrison Festival of the Arts has been part of the Fraser Valley’s cultural landscape for 33 years, and the University of the Fraser Valley has been involved from the beginning. The popular annual summer festival is back this year from July 7 to 15, and UFV is contributing two exciting elements: the […]

Video: UFV Convocation 2012 – backstage pass

University of the Fraser Valley students proudly walked across the stage to receive their certificates, diplomas, degrees, and awards at the 2012 convocation. Taking place at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, there were three ceremonies between Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15.

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 […]

Renaissance woman Marina Parapini bronze academic medalist at UFV

When Marina Parapini was told she had won the Governor General’s bronze medal at UFV, she had no idea what that meant. A quick Google search soon told her that it meant she had the highest GPA amongst those completing a two-year diploma at UFV — something that was both an honour and a surprise. […]

Olav Lian winner of the inaugural UFV Research Excellence award

In a way, Dr. Olav Lian is just a grown-up version of the proverbial little boy who likes to pick up rocks at the seashore to see what’s under them. But along the way, he has collected a bachelor’s degree in physics, a master’s in physical geography, and a doctorate in geology; built state-of-the-art luminescence […]

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 […]

UFV offers parent orientations for the families of new students

Stepping into university for the first time can be scary, and not just for the students. To make the experience a little less stressful for all parties involved, UFV is offering two orientations designed especially for the parents and families of new students. “As students transition to university they often experience challenges that may overwhelm […]