Moves & Changes April/May, 2022

Welcome to the new employees who joined us in April and May.  And congratulations  to the temporary employees that have become permanent, and those that have moved into new positions.


Welcome to Erika Voth, Student Services Assistant

Erika was born and raised in Abbotsford and earned her Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2021. While earning her BBA, she managed a dental clinic specializing in pediatric surgery. Erika now works as an Assistant in UFV’s Student Services department. She coordinates bookings with counsellors and accessibility advisors, as well as answering and redirecting student inquiries about the University. In her spare time, she loves playing soccer, indoor cycling classes, and cuddling with her dog.

  • Valerie Franklin, Department Assistant, Continuing Education
  • Sandra Reid, Administrative Assistant, Library
  • Elena Tavaszi, Project Manager, BTO
  • Angela Oscienny, Agriculture Technician
  • Audrey Ackah, University General Counsel
  • Lincoln Chan, Strategist, Digital Marketing & Engagement, UFV International
  • Daniel de Groot, Library Technician-in-Charge

And introducing  Margaret Waruiru, Assistant to the AVP, Institutional Research & Integrated Planning

Margaret Waruiru was born and brought up in Kenya, she came to Canada in 2006 as an Immigrant landing in Toronto then moving to Surrey in 2008.

Since moving to Surrey, as an immigrant and fluent in Swahili, Margaret saw the need to support immigrants to settle in Canada especially those who spoke Swahili and did not have English Language Skills. Margaret has worked with several not for profit organizations in the Lower Mainland and has advocated for several families facing challenges with MCFD, RCMP, Immigrations, School Districts, hospitals among other government bodies.

After over 10 years of working with not for profit organizations, Margaret decided to join Fraser Health Authority where she worked as an Administrative Assistant to different Directors for two and a half years.

Margaret has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Douglas College, and has a passion in community work. She continues to assist refugees and Immigrants especially helping with interpretations for a variety of government appointments.

Having recently moved to Abbotsford and joining the University of Fraser Valley as the Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President of Institutional Research and Planning, Margaret is enjoying working with her new team and is very privileged to work, live and play on the unceded territories of the Stó:lō peoples.


  • Candice McPherson, Assistant in the Faculty of Education, Community, & Human Development
  • Kirk Joachim, Janitor
  • Sinderpal Gill, Janitor
  • Lynda Seifred, Assistant, Athletics & Campus Recreation
  • Bahara Ahmadi, Marketing Strategist
  • Tadhg O’Leary, Assistant Professor, Agriculture
  • Erin Jones, Advisor, Centre for Accessibility Services


  • Sheila McKay, Coordinator, Student Transition & Engagement
  • Shawn Peters, Admissions Assistant
  • Maggi Davis, Alumni Relations Coordinator
  • Kristy Krulitski, Admissions Assistant
  • Whitney Fordham, Director, Alumni Relations
  • Tony Shum, Manager, Financial & Capital Reporting
  • Marta Ciccia, Department Assistant, Faculty of Applied & Technical Studies
  • Cody Watson, Manager, Print Services