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Facilities crews clear the way on campuses

Winter snowfalls may be beautiful, but they make getting from Point A to Point B that much more difficult. People working, studying, and taking exams at UFV this past week can thank our Facilities department for clearing the way for them to walk around on campus once they got there. The Fraser Valley was hit […]

Linda Todd, Medical Office Assistant student

Future medical office assistant won’t let anyone decide her story

While traveling in the Middle East, Linda Todd contracted a rare life-threatening brain infection. Despite being given only a 5% chance of recovery, she fought through and survived — but returned to Canada in a wheelchair and unable to speak. “It was emotionally devastating,” she says, “but I’m a firm believer in not letting anyone […]

Margaret Trudeau to speak at UFV Jan 10

Visit to Abbotsford campus is part of Student Union Society’s effort to promote mental health awareness Margaret Trudeau is a Canadian icon, celebrated both for her role in the public eye and as a respected mental-health issues advocate. You may remember her as young Maggie Trudeau, married at 22 to a prime minister (Pierre Trudeau) […]

National equestrian champion has unbridled passion for design

From the head of the class to the back of her horse, Natalie Alves’ competitive streak knows no bounds. The 15-time national champion equestrian had universities lining up with open arms following her 4.0 GPA at Mission’s Heritage Park Secondary. But Alves knows life, like horseback riding, is all about balance. So she chose UFV’s […]

“Bright Ideas” of student directors featured in UFV Theatre’s dynamic production of 7 Stories

The second production of UFV Theatre’s “Bright Ideas” season is Morris Panych’s absurd comedy 7 Stories, a directing collaboration of fourth-year students Natasha Beaumont and Courtney Kelley. The play tells the story of a man deliberating suicide on the ledge of a high-rise building who is drawn into the bizarre personal lives of the building’s […]

UFV’s second Town and Gown event raises $132,000+ for students

Town met Gown at the University of the Fraser Valley’s second annual fundraising dinner on November 9. More than 250 people gathered in the Student Union Building on UFV’s Abbotsford campus to celebrate student success and hear about how the support of donors helps UFV students. Proceeds from the Town & Gown event go to […]

Celebrate International Education week at UFV

UFV is celebrating International Education Week from Nov 7–10. International students contribute to the cultural diversity and vibrancy of our campuses, as well as the social and economic well-being of the university and surrounding communities. Several events this week will showcase the special contributions they make. Universities in more than 100 countries celebrate International Education […]

UFV presents panel on Lessons Learned from Avian Influenza — Oct 24

The Fraser Valley poultry industry is unique in many ways. Most farms are family farms and the concentration of operations in the valley is very high, while urban encroachment is increasing. The local industry has also dealt with several well publicized outbreaks of Avian Flu over the past 12 years. UFV’s Alumni Association is bringing […]

Emergency Preparedness UFV Alert Test slated for Oct. 20

At 10:20 on Thursday, October 20 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 provided you have registered with UFV Alert. Please […]

Peer Resource and Leadership Centre helps students in many ways

There’s a lot to learn when it comes to being a successful university student. Sure, there are course and assignments to juggle, but you’ve also got to find strategies to maintain physical, mental, and emotional health, handle your finances, and have some sort of social life. Fortunately for UFV students, there is a lot of […]

Minister announces expanded coding training funding to support tech sector

Building on the #BCTECH Strategy, Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson today announced $500,000 in funding to expand short-term computer coding courses to nine public post-secondary institutions. In March 2015, five public post-secondary institutions each received targeted one-time funding of $50,000. The funding supported short-term coding pilot programs tailored to meet local tech-industry needs and job […]