Honorary degree 2022: Shirley Turcotte built on her trauma experience to create psychotherapy tools for Indigenous communities

In April, when UFV presented Shirley Turcotte the opportunity to be a UFV honorary degree award recipient, she accepted. But she did so somewhat reluctantly. It is not that the renowned Métis knowledge-carrier and registered clinical counsellor is not honoured. Or that she has anything against UFV. Simply put, Turcotte hates attention. “When I first […]

A message re the incident in Mission during a peaceful march on June 4

A message from President Joanne MacLean: The University of the Fraser Valley is upset to hear of an incident resulting in people being injured during a peaceful march in Mission to raise awareness about the painful legacy of residential schools. On Saturday, June 4, the Crazy Indians Brotherhood and supporters were marching from Fraser Valley […]

Student researchers recognized at awards night

More than 40 student researchers were honoured May 31 at the annual Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards, held in person for the first time since 2019. Nafeel Arshad and Heather Kelly, both of whom had presented at the microlecture event earlier this year, addressed the audience on behalf of students. Congratulations to all the recipients. AWARD […]

UFV 2020/21 Sustainability Report: Collaboration and good intentions drove change in a challenging time

Sustainability matters on university campuses. But not in a check-a-box, contrived kind of way. Progressive academic institutions globally have prioritized implementing strategic sustainable initiatives into their current and future plans.  In a 2021 study conducted by the Princeton Review, 66 percent of prospective students said a college’s commitment to environmental issues would contribute to their […]

UFV to grant honorary degrees to Jo-ann Archibald, Diane Delves, Peter Dhillon, and Shirley Turcotte

A leader in Indigenous education, an Abbotsford-based developer, an agribusiness magnate, and an innovator in Indigenous-focused counselling will receive honorary doctorates from the University of the Fraser Valley at its Convocation ceremonies on June 14 and 15. UFV will welcome Dr. Jo-Ann Archibald, Diane Delves, Peter Dhillon, and Shirley Turcotte to campus and honour them […]

Fourteen retiring faculty 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 long-service dinner along with employees marking service milestones and the employee excellence award winners. Robin Anderson, History Sue Brigden, Upgrading and University Prep Christine Dalton, Biology Paul Kroeker, Computer Information Systems Colleen Gingerich, Computer […]

Two medals for UFV students at Skills Canada National Competition

UFV was well represented at the Skills Canada National Competition, held in Vancouver from May 25-28. Two students competed and both won medals. Electrical apprenticeship student Taylor Smith took silver in a competition to determine placements on Team Canada for the WorldSkills competition, to be held later this fall. The gold winner qualified for the […]