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UFV supporting Stó:lō Means Business initiative

UFV lent its support to Stó:lō Means Business, an economic business initiative focused on providing support to assist Aboriginal business growth within Stó:lō traditional territory and establishing Stó:lō as a leading centre of Aboriginal business. Shirley Hardman, UFV’s Senior Advisor on Indigenous Affairs, serves as board chair of Stó:lō Community Futures, which presented Stó:lō Business […]

UFV to host roundtable on Navigating a Turbulent World — Terrorism, the Media, Canadian Identity and Security — Oct 29

The attack on Parliament Hill on Oct 22 raises questions about security and identity of Canadians and our role in the fight against terrorism both at home and abroad. Come and take part in a roundtable discussion featuring UFV professors with expertise in international security, Canadian politics, and history y. The event will take place […]


UFV chooses Top 40 alumni as part of 40th anniversary celebrations

The list is out! In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the University of the Fraser Valley and the UFV Alumni Association have chosen UFV’s Top 40 Alumni. It wasn’t easy to select only 40 outstanding alumni. UFV has welcomed many students into its classrooms and labs over the past 40 years. Thousands of them have […]

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David Leis new Director of Advancement at UFV

David Leis is the new Director of Advancement at the University of the Fraser Valley, leading fundraising for university initiatives, programs, and scholarships. He started his position on Oct 20. Advancement is part of the UFV University Relations department, headed by Executive Director Leslie Courchesne. “I am very pleased to welcome David Leis to UFV,” […]

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Cascade women come through in the rain, knock off UVic in soccer playoff opener

On a soggy evening in B.C.’s capital city, Carley Radomski and the University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team found enough traction to engineer a thrilling playoff upset. Playing under a steady downpour at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium, the Cascades came through with a gritty 3-0 road victory over the host Vikes […]

UFV Nursing Health Fair Oct. 24 at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

From speech development in toddlers to flu prevention for octogenarians, this week’s Health Fair at Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre offers advice for the entire family. Running 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, the fair is hosted by fourth-year UFV’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing students, continuing a tradition that spans nearly 14 […]

UFV to host mini-conference on Challenging Christian Zionism — Oct 24

UFV political scientist Ron Dart and Dr. Gary Burge of Wheaton College will discuss the implications of the Christian Zionist biblical interpretations in the context of Israel at a mini-conference on Fri, Oct 24. Challenging Christian Zionism: Canadian Roots and Responses will run from 7 to 9 pm in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (B101). […]

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UFV partners with NVIT to secure $150,000 to help students with disabilities

Securing a career in trades just became more of a reality for students with disabilities thanks to a new $150,000 partnership between the University of the Fraser Valley and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. Funded through a grant from B.C’s Ministry of Advanced Education to specifically focus on helping people with disabilities access training […]

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UFV commissions play about Komagata Maru incident — premieres Nov 1

There are events in history that tell us much about the era’s social views and prejudices. The Komagata Maru incident is one of those. One hundred years ago a ship named the Komagata Maru dropped anchor in Vancouver with 376 passengers on board. The majority of these passengers were Sikh men (and British subjects) intending […]


UFV 40th celebrations continue in Mission on Oct 21

The UFV 40th anniversary celebrations continue Tuesday, Oct 21, in Mission. UFV is partnering with Mission Community Services in offering the annual Celebration of Light (Diwali) – a free public event. Help UFV celebrate by joining in this community event. It includes delicious food, crafts, music, dance, and lively entertainment from diverse cultures. Visit the UFV photo […]


UFV hosts Premier Christy Clark and delegation in Chandigarh

UFV hosted B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her international trade delegation at its campus in Chandigarh, India on Oct. 11. Clark is leading a nine-day trade mission to India. While visiting UFV Chandigarh, Premier Clark announced $50,000 in funding for 20 scholarships that will enable students from Canada to study in India, and students from […]

UFV study looks at supporting children of incarcerated parents

When parents go to prison, their children often suffer. That is one of the main conclusions of In the Best Interests of The Child – Strategies for Recognizing and Supporting Canada’s At-Risk Population of Children with Incarcerated Parents, a study conducted by faculty in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and School of Social […]