Lieutenant Governor’s Medal — Jacqlyn Marvin: She flew the friendly skies but studied ’til the cows came home

For almost eight years, Jacqlyn Marvin’s future was literally up in the air. Steering her interests toward UFV Agriculture changed that in a hurry. A successful flight attendant based out of Seattle’s Sea-Tac International Airport, Marvin travelled the world, but couldn’t shake a nagging tug to her roots high atop Chilliwack’s eastern hillsides — where […]

Transit Police Chief LePard goes back to school and earns gold medal

Chief Doug LePard didn’t need a master’s degree. But he wanted one. The Chief of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police force decided it was “now or never” two years ago and joined the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program at the University of the Fraser Valley. On June 6, he will cross the UFV […]

Barrier-breaking Indigenous MD Nadine Caron to receive honorary degree from UFV

She’s a physician and surgeon, leader, professor, researcher, athlete, role model, mentor, coach, and advocate, but when Dr. Nadine Caron started university in 1988, she wasn’t sure where it would take her. She did, however, know it was a path worth following. Caron will be recognized for her outstanding achievements with an honorary Doctor of […]

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 […]