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Dr. Marcella LaFever
Department: Communications
About: Dr. Marcella LaFever (University of New Mexico, 2005) joined the faculty of the Communications Department at University of the Fraser Valley in January 2010. Marcella’s doctoral dissertation work focused on the meaning of relationship-building in...
Dr. Molly Pulver Ungar
Department: History
About: I completed my B.A. and M.A. at McMaster University, and obtained my doctorate at York University (Toronto) in 2003. My dissertation examined the lives of a group of Montrealers whose ideas and activities were central to the development of modernity...
Dr. Noah S. Schwartz
Department: Political Science
About: Dr. Noah S. Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of the Fraser Valley. His research focuses on advocacy groups, social movements, and firearms policy in Canada and the United States. Noah is the author of On...
Dr. Olav B Lian
Department: School of Land Use and Environmental Change
About: I was born in Vancouver and grew up on the North Shore, at the fringe of the Coast Mountains. I earned my BSc in Physics from Simon Fraser University in the late 1980s. This was followed by a Research Assistant position in the SFU Physics Department...
Dr. Peter Raabe
Department: Philosophy
About: I was born in 1949 in Montabauer, Germany and have lived in Canada since 1957. I won numerous public speaking awards in both elementary and high school. The high point of my varied working life was the International Investigative Journalism Award I...
Dr. Shaun Sun
Department: Mathematics and Statistics
About: I joined UFV as Assistant Professor on tenure-track in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics in 2015. I received my Ph.D in Statistics from Simon Fraser University in 2014 and was awarded a MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral fellowship. I have...
Hongfei Li
Department: Library
About: Hongfei Li graduated from McGill University with a master of library science in 2002, and started working at Samra University of Oriental Medicine as a library manager in April 2002. From 2003 to 2009, He was working with Nashville Public Library,...
Patti Wilson
Department: Library
About: Patti has a BA in English and Masters of Library Science from the University of Alberta. She has worked in government, special, public and academic libraries.
Rodney Smith
Department: Plumbing and Piping, School of Trades
About: Rodney Smith is an Associate Professor of Plumbing and Piping in the Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies. (More to come!)
Shelley Canning
Department: School of Health Studies
About: Shelley Canning is an Associate Professor in Nursing at the University of the Fraser Valley and the coordinator of UFV’s Centre for Education and Research on Ageing. Shelley is also a doctoral candidate in the School of Nursing at UBC where her...

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