Author Archive | Dave Pinton

Security update regarding unwanted touching

For immediate Release: ABBOTSFORD, BC: March 28, 2018 14:28 pm The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) has reported two incidents of unwanted sexual touching that occurred on the university’s Abbotsford campus to the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) who have issued a request for public assistance on this matter today. On Tuesday, March 20, UFV […]

UFV study indicates double risk of cancer fatality for firefighters

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is releasing a new study recommending the creation of a national firefighter wellness surveillance system to help address soaring cancer rates and other key firefighter health risks. In comparison to 2013 Statistics Canada data on all causes of fatality in the general population, cause of death in firefighters […]

New UFV.ca home page launched

The UFV Web team in University Relations has launched a new look for the UFV.ca home page. As the front door of our web presence, this very visible page is a significant milestone in a much bigger project through which 96 out of 175 UFV sites have been redesigned and published. The last major overhaul of […]

CityStudio a matchmaker between City and UFV

UFV and the City of Abbotsford are launching CityStudio, an initiative tackling civic challenges by combining the creative energy of students with the know-how of city staff. UFV students will work directly with the city to solve an array of real-world problems including reducing litter in parks, beautifying utilities, and creating engaging public spaces. By launching […]

Joanne MacLean to be UFV’s next President

Dr. Joanne MacLean will be the new President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley. MacLean is currently Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at UFV and will officially assume her new role on May 1, 2018. She replaces Jackie Hogan, who has held the office on an interim basis since June, […]

ShakeOut and UFV Alert: drop, cover, and hold on

  UFV is participating in The Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 am. UFV Alert delivers important information to cell phones during an emergency or extreme weather event. It will be tested at the same time and if you’re a UFV student, faculty, or staff member, and registered with Alert, you’ll receive […]

Dr. Gabor Maté at UFV – Video

Dr. Gabor Maté brought his unique perspective on addictions and trauma to the University of the Fraser Valley’s Abbotsford campus on Monday, Sept 25. Maté’s presentation was entitled Prisoners of Childhood: Reconciling Justice with Trauma History, Healing and Resilience. In conversation with Maté were people who had experienced trauma, addiction, and incarceration.    

Craig Toews takes on VP External role

Craig Toews has been appointed Vice President, External at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). With 29 years of experience at UFV, Toews brings extensive leadership and a deep understanding of the university environment to this role. Responsible for fostering the UFV brand and heading up key areas including government, community, and corporate relations, […]

UFV’s SUB wins gold

The University of the Fraser Valley’s Student Union Building has officially been certified LEED Gold. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designation recognizes that the Student Union Building (SUB) was designed and built using strategies achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health. These areas include sustainable site development, water […]

New UFV coat of arms features Stó:lô cultural icons and natural elements

UFV’s new coat of arms features symbols of Stó:lô culture, local wildlife, and elements of the Fraser Valley landscape. The coat of arms was unveiled by Chancellor Gwen Point, President Mark Evered, and Miramichi Herald, Manon Labelle at a public ceremony held at the UFV Aboriginal Gathering Place on June 5. Officially granted by the Canadian Heraldic […]

Welcoming vibe nets Global Lounge the UFV Teamwork award

Open a special door at the UFV Abbotsford campus and you might walk into the middle of a salsa dance lesson or a trip through Russia. The Global Lounge within UFV International is a big, friendly mixing bowl — a place where students from Canada and a swath of other countries meet in a busy […]

UFV hosts successful science fair

2017 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair Results Over 50 awards were handed out at the annual Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair held April 4 to 7. Students from 18 schools in the Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, and Mission area came together to compete for prizes and a chance to represent Team BC at the Canada Wide […]