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UFV President Mark Evered with Chilliwack Economic Partners Corp. Brian Coombs (left) and BMO VP Mike Bonner (right) cut ribbon on new UFV Five Corners location in downtown Chilliwack.

UFV Five Corners opens in downtown Chilliwack

A new hub for post-secondary education is opening this fall as the University of the Fraser Valley’s newest facility. Located at Chilliwack’s historic Five Corners at 46115 Yale Road, the former Bank of Montreal branch now houses a classroom, computer lab, meeting rooms, and offices in the 7,000 sq ft space. UFV Five Corners will […]

UFV develops public portal for fire and police research

A new public safety search portal developed by the University of the Fraser Valley will help public-service decision-makers locate the information they need to make sound and justifiable decisions. Launched on August 1, 2014, the public-safety research portal provides public access to an extensive database of information about fire, police, drugs, and public safety. The […]

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BC Minister of Agriculture tours UFV Agriculture Centre of Excellence

UFV President and Vice-Chancellor Mark Evered, Chilliwack MLA John Martin, Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation’s John Jansen along with UFV administrators and faculty were pleased to provide a tour of UFV’s new Agriculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) to BC’s Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick on Thursday, August 21. The Centre is located at the Chilliwack campus […]

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Graphic design student receives honorable mention in national competition

Colton Floris, who recently completed first year of the Graphic and Digital Design program, received an honourable mention in the Applied Arts scholarship category of the Graphic Design national scholarship competition. Floris impressed the judges with “iMAGiNE” — an original interactive children’s book design and story. This project showcases exceptional writing, design, illustration and cross-platform media application. […]

New book by UFV authors reveals the key principles of police-based crime reduction

In the early 2000s, police agencies in British Columbia were forced to reimagine their approach to emerging crime problems. The traditional ways of responding and reacting were not as effective against the increase in gang activity, auto theft, drug production, and other crimes taking place throughout the province. In their new book, Eliminating Crime: The […]

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UFV changing the future of China’s wood-frame industry

The softwood lumber industry is a significant contributor to the B.C. economy. In 2013 alone, B.C. softwood lumber exports topped $5.3 billion. Rapidly catching up to the United States, China is the second-largest importer of this natural resource. Wood-frame construction is becoming more popular in China. Formally referred to as platform-frame construction, this form of construction heavily […]

L to R: BC Dairy Farmer Devan Toop, UFV Acting President and VP Students Jody Gordon, UFV Board of Governors Chair Barry Delaney, Western Economic Diversification Minister Michelle Rempel, MP Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon Mark Strahl, UFV Dean of Applied and Technical Studies John English.

Federal government invests $2.1 million to benefit agriculture students at UFV

Government of Canada news release: August, 7, 2014 – Chilliwack, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced funding of over $2.1 million for state of the art training equipment for the Agriculture Centre of Excellence at the University of the Fraser Valley […]

L to R: Dr. Laurie Throness, MLA Chilliwack-Hope, Eddie Gardner, UFV Elder, Leslie Courchesne, UFV Executive Director, University Relations, John Martin, MLA Chilliwack, John English, UFV Dean, Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies, Marc Dalton, MLA Maple Ridge-Mission.

More LNG trades training seats added at University of the Fraser Valley

BC Government news release: CHILLIWACK – As part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) will receive funding for an additional 194 training spaces to help reduce waitlists for trades critical to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector and other industries. The allocation is part of the $6.8 million […]

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UFV students work with FVRD to imagine a new future for Minter Gardens

Minter Gardens. It’s a name familiar to thousands of people in British Columbia and beyond. For more than three decades, the ornamental show garden run by the Minter family welcomed tourists, hosted weddings, and served as the backdrop for car shows, grad portraits, and other events. After subsidizing the gardens for 33 years, in 2013 […]

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BC Hazelnut Growers Association and UFV Agriculture sign partnership agreement

The University of the Fraser Valley and the BC Hazelnut Growers Association (BCHGA) have entered into a partnership to support research and programming for hazelnut growers.  The partnership will support the hazelnut industry in adopting the leading edge of research and education and to foster collaboration between UFV and BCHGA.  Discussions on joint research and […]

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BC Minister for Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training tours UFV

Shirley Bond, B.C. Minister for Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, toured UFV on July 14, 2014, to talk about the new Skills for Jobs Blueprint the province rolled out a couple of months ago. During her visit, she explained that her government is gearing up to meet the demand for a highly skilled workforce. She […]