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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 […]

George Siemens looks to the future in his President’s Leadership Lecture Series event

UFV honorary degree recipient George Siemens is known as an extremely intelligent, affable forecaster of education’s evolution throughout the world. It turns out his timing is impeccable, too. Siemens will deliver his UFV President’s Leadership Lecture on Monday, Feb 2, less than two weeks after UFV Provost and Vice-President, Academic Eric Davis launched the UFV […]

Jumping 400 years of history paves the way for MOOCs and more for UFV honorary degree recipient George Siemens

Whether lit by flickering oil lamps in bucolic Mexican farmsteads or glowing computer screens tied wirelessly across the world, quests for education and connection remain the same in the eyes of University of the Fraser Valley 2014 honorary degree recipient George Siemens. Siemens will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree at UFV’s morning Convocation […]

Bif Naked returns to UFV March 26

Canadian rocker, writer, activist, cancer survivor, and motivational speaker Bif Naked returns to the University of the Fraser Valley on Wed, March 26 to share more of her insights and inspirational attitude. She will speak at 4 pm in the small gym at the UFV Envision Athletic Centre on the Abbotsford campus. Admission is free […]

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 […]

UFV to give honorary degree to Canadian rocker Bif Naked

Canadian punk rocker and motivational speaker (no, that is not an oxymoron) Bif Naked spoke to an enthusiastic crowd on International Women’s Day about the struggles women are faced with, and the power of friendships to help them through tough times. At the end of her presentation, UFV president Mark Evered announced that Naked will […]

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 […]

Scott honored for commitment to social justice

Honorary degree — Jean Scott Scott honored for commitment to social justice  Jean Scott of Chilliwack has become the first woman to receive an honorary degree from the University College of the Fraser Valley. Jean, who turned 90 in April, has been a social activist longer than most people have been alive. She has devoted […]