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Some Assembly Required: UFV’s BFA Grad Show opens April 25

They are not household names — yet. There still is some assembly required. But keep an eye out for the likes of Kitamura, Mol, and van Delft as painting, sculpture, and visual arts take centre stage this week at the University of the Fraser Valley. Everyone is invited to Some Assembly Required,  the Bachelor of […]

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UFV seeking nominations for Top 40 alumni

Who’s in your top 40? As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, the University of the Fraser Valley is seeking nominations for its Top 40 alumni, and organizers want your help. “In this anniversary year we want to shine a bright light on our alumni and raise awareness about the impact that they are having […]

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New RCMP shooting range will make for a quieter UFV campus at CEP

Students and employees at the University of the Fraser Valley’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park (CEP) can look forward to more peace and quiet in the future. Ever since the Trades and Technology Centre (TTC) opened in 2007, followed by Building A in 2012, people working and studying at the campus have been able […]

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Two of Fraser Valley’s top artists to share secrets in UFV art course

Do you want to learn how to draw and paint from the experts? Then let us introduce you to Chris and Chris! Artists Chris Woods of Chilliwack and Chris Friesen of Abbotsford are both accomplished professional artists of long standing. Woods is well known for his photo-realist style and visual commentary on consumer culture and […]

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RBC Foundation continues support for UFV peer mentoring program

The RBC Arts Peer Mentoring program will continue for the 2014/15 academic year thanks to another generous donation of $20,000 from the RBC Foundation, for a total donation to date of $40,000. Started in 2012 as a pilot project stemming from support provided by the RBC Foundation, the RBC Arts Peer Mentoring program was renewed […]

Cmdr. Chris Hadfield: The Sky Is Not The Limit

Hadfield wows the crowd at UFV-sponsored lecture

As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, UFV co-sponsored a lecture by legendary Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, former Commander of the International Space Station, astronaut, author, musician and folk hero. The fundraising event was presented at North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre by UFV and Summit Negotiations Society. Alumnus Nick Ubels reported on the event for The […]

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UFV Chandigarh marks 40th with new student lounge

Students and employees at UFV’s Chandigarh location celebrated the university’s 40th anniversary by hosting a grand opening of its new student lounge. The ceremony was attended by students, faculty, and staff. The workers who helped make the lounge a reality were given the honour of cutting the ribbon. Photos of the new lounge can be […]

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Directors’ Theatre Festival: 5 days, 21 plays, $5 a pop!

UFV Theatre presents the 19th Annual Directors’ Theatre Festival. The five-day festival will run April 23 – 27 at UFV’s performance theatre at 45635 Yale Road (at Airport Road) in Chilliwack. The festival begins on the Wednesday with a series of previews and matinees, followed by Thursday’s opening ceremony at 4:30 pm. Performances continue at […]

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UFV opens Agriculture Centre of Excellence at Canada Education Park

The University of the Fraser Valley officially opened its Agriculture Centre of Excellence on April 4, 2014, the university’s 40th anniversary. Premier Christy Clark and other dignitaries attended a special ceremony marking the opening (see provincial government news release here and photos of the ceremony here.) UFV agriculture students will be learning in state-of-the-art facilities […]

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UFV celebrates 40 years of building community, changing lives

The University of the Fraser Valley begins its 40th anniversary celebrations this week. The university, now with campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission, as well as Chandigarh, India, was first established as Fraser Valley College, on April 4, 1974. The university celebrated with recognition ceremonies in Mission and Hope on April 2 […]

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UFV signs MOU with Quizam Media’s ontrack TV

UFV students will have enhanced access to online learning opportunities thanks to a new partnership between the university and Quizam Media Corporation. Dr. Rosetta Khalideen, UFV’s Dean of Professional Studies, and Dr. Frank Ulbrich, Director of the School of Business, joined Russ Rossi, President & CEO of Quizam Media Corporation, to sign a memorandum of […]