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Distinguished Alumni winner Gary Bass embraces midlife learning

He might not match your vision of a university student, unless your default is a high-level, mid-career RCMP leader in his 50s. That’s the stage of life Gary Bass was at when he first attended the University of the Fraser Valley. Bass, the 2016 winner of the UFV Distinguished Alumni award, was part of the […]


UFV trades students receive new industry-standard equipment

Ministry of Advanced Education news release: Skilled trades students at the University of the Fraser Valley will benefit from the purchase of new industry-standard trades equipment as part of a $187,000 investment by the Province. Chilliwack MLA John Martin and Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness announced the funding on behalf of Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson […]


Health Sciences speaker series at UFV Chilliwack — Oct 24

Harm reduction, student mentorship, anxiety and mindfulness, attitudes about death, and chronic pain will all be on the agenda at UFV next week. Come find out more about research and teaching initiatives in the UFV Faculty of Health Sciences Dean’s Speaker Series on Monday, Oct 24 at noon at the Aboriginal Gathering Place at the […]


UFV presents Future of Our Cities forum — Oct 25

Urbanization is a driving force of change, as well as a source of development with the power to change and improve lives. By 2050, the urban population alone will be larger than the current total world population, posing massive sustainability challenges in terms of housing, infrastructure, basic services, and jobs, among others. Urbanization affects us […]


UFV responds to growing demand with two new degree programs

With the addition of two new degree programs, the University of the Fraser Valley continues its commitment to providing the best undergraduate education in Canada. Following approval from British Columbia’s Ministry of Advanced Education, UFV’s new and innovative Bachelor of Arts Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS), and Bachelor of Arts Theatre majors are slated to […]


United Way campaign oh-so-close to goal. Help us raise $25,000!

Join UFV’s United Way campaign to improve lives locally. See what your colleagues Ian McAskill, Michelle Vandepol and Gayle Ramsden say about giving to the United Way. New this year: the team with the highest percentage of donors wins a $1,000 award for a UFV student! Congratulations to Friday’s draw prize winners Melania Popescu, Michelle Rhodes, Kathy Gowdridge, Patti […]


UFV BioPod partnership wins provincial award

A unique partnership between UFV, the City of Surrey, and the John Volken Academy has won a Leadership and Innovation in Agriculture award, presented by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), the BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) and the Ministry of Agriculture. The award recognized the BioPod Initiative, which aims to stimulate agri-tech development, provide […]


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 […]


From India to Whitehorse, George Peary is changing lives and building communities — lecture Oct 12

Still striving to inspire future generations, former Abbotsford mayor George Peary will reflect on a lifetime of changing lives and building communities across the world when he takes the stage as the latest UFV President’s Leadership Lecture Series speaker Wed, Oct 12 at the Abbotsford campus. A former Abbotsford mayor, city councillor, and school principal, […]

UFV to host Brexit forum Oct 3

Will the European Union fall apart because of Brexit? Can the UK survive without the EU? What will the impact on Canada be? The United Kingdom (UK) is preparing to leave the European Union after the Brexit vote on June 23, 2016. What are the key factors that contributed to the turn of events in […]


UFV United Way donors, prize draw winners, and more

Join UFV’s United Way campaign to improve lives locally. See what your colleagues Ian McAskill, Michelle Vandepol and Gayle Ramsden say about giving to the United Way. Donors are entered to win weekly prizes, and the team with the highest percentage of donors wins a $1,000 award for a UFV student! Congratulations to Friday’s winners […]


UFV launches Bachelor of Arts 2.0

The University of the Fraser Valley is reshaping the venerable Bachelor of Arts degree, the foundation of many university graduates’ education. The new BA is linked to UFV’s key learning outcomes and emphasizes four core competencies as well as personal and social responsibility, and adds a mandatory online ePortfolio that highlights the depth and relevancy […]