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Floral Design program collaborates with Trades partners for innovative solution

Here’s a riddle for you: what is the correlation between bridal bouquets, metal welding, and car repairs? In a normal work setting or school day at UFV, very little, other than that programs involved with them all fall under the broad trades training category. But recently, UFV’s Floral Design, Welding and Auto Collision Repair and […]

UFV helped barista go from steaming lattes to STEM research

When Emily Rettich graduated high school and wasn’t sure what her next step should be. UFV helped her find out, and introduced her to career options within the STEM field. After a few years off for travel and work in the service sector perfecting her barista skills, Emily enrolled at UFV, working towards a bachelor’s […]

International Transgender Day of Visibility — March 31

The International Transgender Day of Visibility began in 2009 when Trans, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit people recognized the need to celebrate Trans individuals and communities and their contributions to culture and society. This day is marked as a celebration, in contrast to the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which memorializes those who have lost their lives to […]

Sylvie Murray selected as Dean of College of Arts

Dr. Sylvie Murray has been selected as Dean of the College of Arts. She will commence her duties in this role on July 1, 2021. Murray has held the role of Associate Dean of Faculty in the College of Arts since September 2016. Her career at UFV spans 27 years and has been characterized by […]

Andy Sidhu reappointed as Chancellor of UFV

Dr. Andy Sidhu has been reappointed as Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley by the UFV Board of Governors. His three-year term will begin on April 1. A champion of community engagement and integration, Dr. Sidhu was first appointed in 2017, and formally installed in 2018, as UFV’s third Chancellor. He took over […]

Seen and unseen: missing women and the media — UFV panel on March 29

The recent high-profile cases of two BC women who disappeared in the Lower Mainland sparked an alarming number of posts on social media regarding abduction concerns. This led to a growing number of questions from UFV students and staff about what is true, what is rumour, and how to be safe. It also dynamized the […]

Want to get published? Find out how at UFV workshop with author Lindsay Wong

As a wide-eyed intern at publishing powerhouses like Wendy Lamb Books/Penguin Random House, and ICM Partners in New York City a decade ago, Lindsay Wong saw firsthand how competitive — and simultaneously discouraging — scoring a book deal is in reality. “When I was working with the legendary literary agent, Amanda Urban [at ICM Partners] […]

PD Day returns with an aim to help you heal

Dr. Maureen Wideman can relate to all the working-from-home traps that a pandemic year can present: The Zoom fatigue; the yearning for face-to-face interaction; the being confined to the home office. Recently Wideman, the AVP of Teaching and Learning at UFV, even discovered that she had low Vitamin D levels. “I was sitting in my […]

New mapping tool matches education with careers

Contributed by Arfhad Shaikh, Career Mapping Project Lead/Liaison — Student, Business Transformation Office in collaboration with Dave Pinton.  The Centre for Experiential and Career Education (CECE) is launching a new tool for UFV students, faculty, and staff — the Career Mapping Tool. This robust resource and a one-of-a-kind tool is designed to help students explore […]

UFV Building Renewal Phase 1 now “98% complete”

The new year ushered in a new look on UFV’s Abbotsford campus. With a dramatically improved exterior, vastly improved insulation, and extensive tech and cosmetic upgrades, Phase 1 of UFV’s Building Renewal Project is now “98-per-cent complete,” according to Nicolle Bourget, Building Renewal Project Manager. A few finishing touches, including landscaping, will finish the Building […]

Fast, flexible university-level learning with UFV’s new micro-credentials

A new approach is making applicable, accessible university-level credits available through an innovative micro-credential initiative. Currently enjoying a successful pilot stage, UFV’s micro-credential programs are set to expand in the upcoming spring and fall semesters. Covering Digital Marketing fundamentals such as web writing, collaborative and team working tools, graphic design, content promotion and WordPress, the […]