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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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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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Five reasons to come hear Bif Naked speak at UFV

Five reasons to come hear Bif Naked speak at UFV on Wed, Mar 26 (even if you haven’t heard her music). She has the coolest name ever! She followed her passion to become a rock star in the 1990s. She battled cancer and came out stronger for it in the 2000s. She has learned from […]

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Watch the Cascade women at national basketball championships

The UFV women’s basketball team returns to the CIS national championships for the second straight year this weekend. See a preview of the Final 8 teams here. The fifth-seeded Cascades tip off against fourth-seed McGill of Montreal on Fri, March 14, at 5 pm PST. You can watch it live online here:  http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/broadcast14 .  You […]

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Come to UFV Night at Chilliwack Chiefs, Sat, March 1

UFV and the Chilliwack Chiefs Hockey Club invite you to UFV Night, Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m. The Chiefs take on the Coquitlam Express at Chilliwack’s Prospera Centre, for their last home game of the season. Tickets are $15, including a burger and large pop, with $1 going to the UFV Chilliwack Chiefs Scholarship […]

Wondering about the weather?

Given the wintery weather in the Fraser Valley on Monday, many people connected to UFV are understandably curious about whether UFV is open or closed. The best place to check is the UFV homepage at ufv.ca. When there are uncertain winter weather conditions, we post a link to the UFV Alerts blog, which displays in […]

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UFV International Week 2013 features a diversity of events

UFV celebrates diversity from November 18 to 22 with a line-up of cultural events at the Abbotsford campus. Mon, Nov 18 – Alumni Hall, 11:30 am Professional Studies celebrates internationalization Kick off International Education Week at UFV with a celebration of everything international, sponsored by the Faculty of Professional Studies. The event starts at 11:30 […]

Faculty of Professional Studies hosts Celebrating Internationalization – Nov 18

The Faculty of Professional Studies is hosting Celebrating Internationalization as part of International Education Week. Several faculty members and students from UFV who have travelled to a variety of countries, as well as students and faculty who have come from different parts of the world to Canada, will share their international experiences and accomplishments through […]

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Something for everyone at annual health fair

A wide spectrum of health promotion topics will be addressed during Friday’s annual health fair at Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre. Hosted by fourth-year University of the Fraser Valley nursing students, the Oct. 18 event offers something for people of all ages, from infants to adults, says organizer and UFV nursing instructor Kate McCulloch. The all-day […]

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Former al Qaeda prisoner Robert Fowler to speak at UFV

Perspective and inspiration will be front and centre with Robert Fowler’s President’s Leadership Lecture at UFV on Wed, Oct. 2 titled ‘Sleeping with al Qaeda’. Fowler was the Foreign Policy Advisor to PMs Trudeau, Turner, and Mulroney, Deputy Minister of National Defence, Canada’s longest serving Ambassador to the UN, Ambassador to Italy, and Personal Representative […]