Once again celebrated
earning top marks in the Globe and Mail's Canadian University
Report, maintaining our lead as the top public university in
British Columbia, and one of the top in Canada.
Were full to the brim
in many programs.
Awarded more than
2,100 credentials to 1,944 students.
fantastic group of students and their success at the UFV
Convocation in July, which was held for the first time at the
Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, as we've outgrown
the Envision Athletic Centre.
Received more than
$750,000 in donations and pledges from our generous community of
donors. In addition, celebrated an anticipated partnership with
the City of Mission in the amount of $500,000.
Continued work on the
major renovation that will see much of our Chilliwack campus
move into modern facilities at the Canada Education Park on the
former CFB Chilliwack.
Launched the Faculty
of Health Sciences on Chilliwack campus, bringing together UFV's
existing programs in the areas of nursing, kinesiology,
practical nursing, dental assisting, dental hygiene, and health
Announced the Pacific
Berry Resource Centre partnership, a collaboration with the
British Columbia Blueberry Council (BCBC), Raspberry Industry
Development Council (RIDC) and the Fraser Valley Strawberry
Growers Association (FVSGA).
Formed a partnership
with the district of Mission to launch a graphic design program
at UFV's Mission campus.
partnership ties with China, as president Mark Evered,
horticulturalist Tom Baumann and UFV China liaison officer Betty
Wang toured five cities to meet with partner universities.
Continued our strong
relationship with post-secondary institutions in India, and
signed a new
memorandum of understanding.
Teamed up with HAS Den
Bosch University in the Netherlands to present a one-day
symposium on the horticulture industry.
Abbotsford's historic Gur Sikh Temple centenary with numerous
Joined more than 50
faculties of education across Canada in signing an Accord on
lawyer Larry Stinson new chair of UFV Board of Governors, as he
succeeded Rod Thomson of Abbotsford.
Re-appointed Dr. Brian
Minter to a second three-year term as Chancellor of UFV.
Announced Dr. Lenore
Newman as the Canada Research Chair in Food Security and
Chris Bertram with the 2011 Teaching Excellence award.
Conducted a research
project focused on kids with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for
the third year in a row, and added a new after-school video game
Cheered when the
Cascades men's golf team brought home the bronze from nationals
in PEI, and when the women's basketball team qualified for the
Applauded our Dental
Hygiene grads as they scored above national average.
Watched as fashion
student Sabrina Breitenmoser was named one of the top five
designers at the prestigious Telio competition during Montreal
Fashion Week, and was later featured in Elle Canada.
new tartan, created by UFV fashion student Samantha Merritt.
fantastic Absolute Style fashion show, hosted by the Fashion
Cheered on the Canucks
during their playoff run with UFV grad Harrison Mooney blogging
up a storm for Vancouver Sun.
worker extraordinaire Patsy George with an honorary degree from
UFV, and also gave one to media personality Vicki Gabereau and
aboriginal science education pioneer Madeleine MacIvor.
Criminal Justice grad Brian Young as he won the UFV Governor
General's gold medal, Abbotsford's Melissa Prachnau (BSc grad)
for winning silver, Computer Information Systems student Donna
Enos for receiving bronze, and agriculture grad Alicia Powell
for earning the Lieutenant Governor's silver medal.
Elizabeth Watt and Hope's Patricia Murakami for sharing UFV's
Betty Urquhart award.
Took pride in UFV
Distinguished Alumni winner Shirzad Ahmed being recognized for
human rights work.
Presented our annual
season of theatre and a directors' festival.
Hosted science camps,
science fairs, electoral debates, HST forums, numerous guest
speakers, conferences, micro-lecture lunch hours, a university
lecture series featuring noted UFV faculty members, and a
president's lecture series featuring noted community guests.
Watched as UFV
kinesiology students were Champions for Health in Antigua.
Were excited for
student nurses as they travelled to Belize on a new study tour
sessions for potential Making Africa Work volunteers.
Launched the UFV Today
blog, which keeps students, staff, and the community up-to-date
on the news, events, and overall happenings of the university
and its students.