Author Archive | Dave Pinton

UFV launches centre to turn business ideas into reality

Budding entrepreneurs looking to turn their brainstorms into reality are invited to access a new resource at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). The School of Business at UFV has launched the Entrepreneurship and Process Innovation and Incubation Centre, or EPIIC for short. UFV has partnered with the Discovery Foundation to provide funding and […]

Mennonite society and UFV: partners in peace studies

It was a sweet evening of celebration for the University of the Fraser Valley and the Mennonite Faith and Learning Society (MFLS) at Friesen House, the residence of UFV President Mark Evered. An informal evening of delicious desserts, fellowship, and speeches culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – one that broadens […]

Would you know what to do? UFV Alert test coming soon

At 10:15 on Thursday, October 15 UFV will test UFV Alert: the emergency notification system designed to keep you and the UFV community connected with key information during an emergency or severe weather closure. During the test, you will receive a message on your phone or device if you have registered with UFV Alert. Please […]

Town and Gown Fundraising dinner

The inaugural Town & Gown Fundraising Dinner takes place on Thursday, November 12. Proceeds from this unique UFV Advancement event will fund scholarships for exemplary students. The following is from David Leis, director of Advancement at UFV: I‘m writing as a colleague to extend a special invitation to you. It’s truly amazing to be a […]

UFV hosts AbbyFest 2015

AbbyFest 2015 will be held on the Green at UFV’s Abbotsford campus on Saturday, September 26  from 2 pm until 8 pm. This will be the first time UFV hosts Abbotsford’s multicultural festival — now entering its eighth season. In previous years the event has been held in the Ag-Rec Building in Abbotsford Exhibition Park. […]

UFV soars at Abbotsford International Airshow

Aerial acrobatics, wing-walkers, precision flying, and high-velocity fun were the name of the game at this year’s Abbotsford International Airshow. As a gold sponsor for the 2015 edition of the show, UFV provided a chalet for industry and community guests, a photo booth in the cockpit of our 727 jet, and plenty of information on […]

BC Government invests in new trades training equipment at UFV

Chilliwack MLA John Martin and Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness announced $192,651 from the province for new trades equipment to support UFV students training for occupations critical to the economy, as part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint. UFV will use the funding to purchase a HVAC trainer, an engine rebuild stand, a 110 tonne shop […]

University of the Fraser Valley accepts Boeing 727 from KF Aerospace

A large, loud donation touched down at the Abbotsford International Airport July 15, when the University of the Fraser Valley received a Boeing 727-200 jet aircraft donated by KF Aerospace (formerly Kelowna Flightcraft). The 727 will be utilized by the next generation of technicians training in UFV’s aerospace programs. After nearly 40 years in service, […]

National Aboriginal Day: a chance for reflection on culture and reconciliation

National Aboriginal Day was Sunday, June 21 Posted on behalf of Shirley Hardman, UFV Senior Advisor on Indigenous Affairs National Aboriginal Day on Sunday, June 21 celebrates the unique heritage and diverse culture of indigenous people — it also presents an opportunity to reflect on the outcomes of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada […]

Convo-posal 2015: a credential and more for one UFV graduate

For student Sasha Morneau, crossing the stage and shaking UFV President Mark Evered’s hand during her convocation ceremony was much more than the end of her undergraduate degree – it was the end of a long and arduous journey. During her time at UFV, Sasha persevered through a series of hurdles that might have stopped […]

Leading in the true spirit of reconciliation

Canada needs to move from “apology to action” according to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The University of the Fraser Valley and like-minded educational institutions will be key leaders in this spirit of true reconciliation. Stó:lō Elder Siyamiateliyot translated reconciliation into Halq’emeylem, as “xwla yetotelo:met qas ye slilekwel” or working towards understanding and […]

UFV School of Business signs on to Principles for Responsible Management Education

The UFV School of Business has committed to adhere to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Established by the United Nations in 2007, the PRME provide a framework for academic institutions to advance the broader cause of corporate social responsibility and incorporate universal values into curricula and research. As a framework, the PRME guide […]