More than 50 long-time UFV employees retire in 2021

Congratulations to the following long-serving faculty and staff members and administrators who retired from UFV in 2021. Doris Ball Tom Baumann (professor emeritus) Vicki Bolan Maria Bos-Chan (professor emeritus) Sue Brigden Tim Cooper (professor emeritus) Karen Davies Cecelia Dirksen Lorin Dirksen Noreen Dragani Christine Elsey (professor emeritus) John English Dea Freschi Colleen Gingerich Kathy Griffin […]

UFV 2021: Returning to campus in challenging times

It was a year of being apart, and then together, with care, at the University of the Fraser Valley as we navigated the second year of post-secondary education during a pandemic. To cap off the year, UFV again faced challenges as the November floods and highway closures disrupted in-class learning once again. Classes in January […]

Pahladsingh wins BMO 1st Art! award

When Shannon Pahladsingh (stylized as “shannon pahladsingh”) (BFA ’21), reclaimed her experiences of racism into philosophy and political science research essays, she never expected the ordeal to transform into an award-winning, and nationally recognized spoken word poem. Performed by shannon pahladsingh for her capstone Bachelor of Fine Arts project, her spoken word poem oh, thank […]

Smith named new Director of International at UFV

  Dr. Daryl Smith has been named the new Director of UFV International. Smith joined UFV on Nov 15, following more than 15 years with snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College — where he served 10 years as a faculty member in the Biology department, three years in the Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre as Intercultural Initiatives […]

Dr. Bonnie Henry holds virtual townhall; UFV President and Provost host and moderate

On December 8, Dr. Bonnie Henry and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) held a virtual town hall for post-secondary institutions, Indigenous partners, post-secondary labour organizations, student associations, and sector association presidents. UFV’s Dr. Joanne Maclean provided the Indigenous territorial acknowledgement and Dr. James Mandigo was the townhall moderator. Questions were posted by […]

Dr. Schinckus named UFV’s Dean of Professional Studies

Dr. Chris Schinckus has been appointed Dean of Professional Studies at UFV, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Schinckus most recently served as Director of the UFV School of Business. Previously, he worked as head of the School of Finance and Accounting at Taylor’s University in Malaysia, director of research at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Vietnam), […]