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UFV President Mark Evered with Chilliwack Economic Partners Corp. Brian Coombs (left) and BMO VP Mike Bonner (right) cut ribbon on new UFV Five Corners location in downtown Chilliwack.

UFV Five Corners opens in downtown Chilliwack

A new hub for post-secondary education is opening this fall as the University of the Fraser Valley’s newest facility. Located at Chilliwack’s historic Five Corners at 46115 Yale Road, the former Bank of Montreal branch now houses a classroom, computer lab, meeting rooms, and offices in the 7,000 sq ft space. UFV Five Corners will […]

UFV develops public portal for fire and police research

A new public safety search portal developed by the University of the Fraser Valley will help public-service decision-makers locate the information they need to make sound and justifiable decisions. Launched on August 1, 2014, the public-safety research portal provides public access to an extensive database of information about fire, police, drugs, and public safety. The […]

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Graphic design student receives honorable mention in national competition

Colton Floris, who recently completed first year of the Graphic and Digital Design program, received an honourable mention in the Applied Arts scholarship category of the Graphic Design national scholarship competition. Floris impressed the judges with “iMAGiNE” — an original interactive children’s book design and story. This project showcases exceptional writing, design, illustration and cross-platform media application. […]

New book by UFV authors reveals the key principles of police-based crime reduction

In the early 2000s, police agencies in British Columbia were forced to reimagine their approach to emerging crime problems. The traditional ways of responding and reacting were not as effective against the increase in gang activity, auto theft, drug production, and other crimes taking place throughout the province. In their new book, Eliminating Crime: The […]

UFV and Cascades teams to search for new Director of Athletics and Recreation Services

Director of Athletics Rocky Olfert has left UFV to pursue other opportunities, following two years of service to the university and the Cascades varsity athletics teams. UFV will post the position of Director, Athletics and Recreation Services in the near future. In the interim, Dr. Chris Bertram, associate professor with the Kinesiology and Physical Education […]

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UFV students work with FVRD to imagine a new future for Minter Gardens

Minter Gardens. It’s a name familiar to thousands of people in British Columbia and beyond. For more than three decades, the ornamental show garden run by the Minter family welcomed tourists, hosted weddings, and served as the backdrop for car shows, grad portraits, and other events. After subsidizing the gardens for 33 years, in 2013 […]

Three new administrators appointed

Three new administrators have been appointed at UFV. After serving in the role in an acting capacity for two years, Dr. Ken Brealey has been officially appointed the Associate Dean of Faculty in the College of Arts, replacing Madeleine Hardin. Dr. Alisa Webb is the new Associate Dean of Students in the College of Arts, […]

Dr. Tracy Ryder Glass, Dean of Professional Studies

Tracy Ryder Glass is the new Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies

Dr. Tracy Ryder Glass has joined UFV as the Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies, replacing Dr. Rosetta Khalideen, who served in the role for six years. The Faculty of Professional Studies is comprised of the School of Business, the School of Social Work and Human Services, and other departments and programs including Teacher […]