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Support available in wake of Florida shooting

After the horrific event of the Orlando Florida nightclub shooting, some students may experience a traumatic stress reaction. If you are a UFV student and feel distress over this event and need support, please visit Student Services in Abbotsford or Chilliwack (locations and contact information). UFV Counselling services are also available to help (locations and […]


Obituary: Henry Speer

Many at UFV will be saddened to hear that Dr. Henry Speer, a biology instructor and one of our early faculty members, passed away on May 13, 2016. A memorial service will be held this Thursday, May 19, at 5 pm in the Homestead Room at the Royal Hotel, corner of Wellington and Main, Chilliwack. […]

UFV hires CIO

UFV has new Chief Information Officer Darin Lee joins the University of the Fraser Valley as Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective March 7, 2016. Lee brings extensive university experience leading enterprise-level information system initiatives and aligning strategic organizational goals with innovative technology-based solutions. He is an exceptional communicator with a strong reputation for building collaborative […]

Doug Hamilton with sign announcing Fraser Valley College's arrival.

Obituary — Founding UFV Board Chair Doug Hamilton has passed away

One of the founders of the University of the Fraser Valley has passed away. Doug Hamilton, the first chair of the Fraser Valley College board, died on January 23, 2016. He was 91 years old. Doug Hamilton was a key part of a community coalition that lobbied for access to post-secondary education in the Fraser […]

Caleb Zimmerman, the new Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment at UFV.

Caleb Zimmerman joins UFV as Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment

Caleb Zimmerman is the new Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment at the University of the Fraser Valley — leading the team responsible for marketing strategy, visual identity, student recruitment, web development, advertising, and publications. Zimmerman brings strong experience leading an in-house creative team to build brand and support enrolment goals. Most recently, as Director […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nominations sought for UFV’s Teaching Excellence and Research Excellence awards

UFV is once again looking to recognize excellence in teaching and research among its faculty members. The nomination deadline for both the Teaching Excellence and the Research Excellence awards  — presented annually at UFV Convocation — is Fri, Feb. 7. Teaching Excellence: Nominations are encouraged from faculty, students, alumni, and staff to recognize excellent UFV […]

Be Well at Work project wind-up

This November the University of British Columbia’s Be Well at Work project held a study Celebration Wrap-up event at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). Dr. Carolyn Gotay, a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention, was principal investigator […]