Moves & Changes – August, 2021

Well now that we’ve all had a chance to settle into the new semester, and most of us are working back on campus, I thought it would be a good time to start a new monthly column called Moves & Changes. Please join me in welcoming our new colleagues that joined us in August, 2021. Human Resources is your one-stop-shop for any questions you may have as you navigate your way through your first few months and beyond. We are very happy to have you and wish you a long, enjoyable and exciting career at the University of the Fraser Valley!

New permanent faculty:

  • Rupinder Sandhu, Health Sciences
  • Chelsea Wedel, Health Sciences
  • Amanda Wurz, Kinesiology
  • Nicola Campbell, Indigenous Studies
  • Timothy Dueck, School of Social Work & Human Services
  • Carl Nienhuis, Kinesiology
  • Marc Bardaro, Faculty of Applied & Technical Studies
  • Deirdre DeGagne, Teacher Education
  • Jonathan Ferris, Teacher Education
  • Nikki Yee, Teacher Education

I’m Nikki Yee, a settler scholar of Chinese and Mennonite descent from Treaty 6 territory in Saskatchewan, the traditional land of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, and Metis nations. I recently completed my PhD in Special Education at the University of British Columbia and started as Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Department in August. I’m interested in building from the strength of superdiversity to open decolonizing possibilities within inclusive and special education. Much of my past work has looked at how people might come together across diversity to support teachers in creating inclusive classrooms for Indigenous (and all) students. I’m so happy to be a part of the UFV community!

New permanent staff:

  • Priya Kalra, Service Desk Analyst I
  • Jenna Wood, Financial Aid & Awards Clerk
  • Natasha Taylor, TASK Program Assistant
  • Gena Hamilton, Career Education Coordinator
  • Jamie Britten, Janitor
  • Julias Reymundo, Janitor
  • Nicole Richardson, Risk & Safety Coordinator
  • Jordan Wolfe, Document Intake Assistant

New permanent Director

  • Michael Teigen, Associate Director, Digital Strategy and Engagement