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Zoë Howarth, Mōda Events owner, and UFV Event Planning grad

UFV Event Planning grad brings Art Battle to the Fraser Valley

To an event planner, an empty room is as full of dread as a blank canvas to an artist. When she planned her first Art Battle at the Hampton Inn in Chilliwack in January 2015, UFV Hospitality and Event Planning graduate and Mōda Events owner Zoë Howarth wrestled with empty room anxiety. “I rented a […]

Four UFV students earn Premier’s International Scholarships

For some UFV students, “back to school” means heading off to another country this September. UFV students earned four of the 27 scholarships awarded through the Premier’s International Scholarships this summer. The students have been awarded between $6,000 and $10,000 each in by the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society for study abroad during […]


UFV to publish Shauna Singh Baldwin’s first non-fiction book

Reluctant Rebellions: New and Selected Non-fiction, to be launched at UFV on Sept 29. The author is available for other BC and Alberta engagements. The University of the Fraser Valley’s long association with writer Shauna Singh Baldwin will be strengthened this fall when the university’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies publishes Baldwin’s first work of non-fiction. […]

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John Pankratz elected as new chair of UFV Board of Governors

Abbotsford CPA John Pankratz is the new chair of the Board of Governors at the University of the Fraser Valley. He succeeds Barry Delaney, whose term expired this summer. Pankratz will be the 13th chair of the UFV Board, and the first who is an alumnus of UFV. He attended what was then Fraser Valley […]

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UFV announces David Johnston as new University Registrar

David Johnston is heading back to B.C. to become UFV’s new University Registrar. An avid cyclist and certified volleyball referee, Johnston joins the University of the Fraser Valley after moving from Alberta, where he was most recently a higher education consultant while supporting Mount Royal University in a legislation compliance project. Previously, he held various […]

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Chinook Helicopters and UFV explore helicopter pilot training

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and Chinook Helicopters Limited (Chinook) are joining forces and collaborating on the development of a helicopter pilot training stream within the UFV Aviation Diploma program. Based in Abbotsford BC, Chinook is Canada’s premier helicopter training organization with a 25% market share of all helicopter training in Canada. UFV […]

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Coaching at BC Games a thrill for UFV student Broatch

For University of the Fraser Valley kinesiology student Jordan Broatch, the BC Summer Games represented a unique opportunity. Broatch was the head coach of the Fraser River (Zone 4) baseball team at the Games, which were held July 21-24 in Abbotsford. The 28-year-old White Rock product is no stranger to standing on the top step […]

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New UFV Food Services provider

After a comprehensive selection process, Ancillary Services and the Procurement Office are pleased to announce a new Food Services provider. Effective Aug 2, Dana Hospitality will be responsible for Food Services at UFV. Dana Hospitality will be transitioning as the new Food Services provider over the next month to be fully operational for the beginning […]

Friesen off to Rio Olympics with Canada’s national cycling team

When Canada’s National Cycling team takes to the tracks, roads, and trails at the Rio Olympics this summer, UFV’s Roger Friesen will be right there with them. Friesen’s a bit of a secret weapon for elite athletes. He combines his teaching duties as an associate professor of kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley […]

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3,200 Summer Games athletes parade across UFV campus

On Thursday, July 21, The BC Summer Games kicked off with a huge parade of 3,200 student-athletes and officials marching across the UFV Abbotsford campus green and into the opening ceremonies at the Abbotsford Centre. Athletes, coaches, and officials wearing different colours represented every region of the province. UFV is an official competition venue for […]


UFV Co-op programs attain national accreditation

A recent study indicates up to 95% of post-secondary students surveyed attend university to increase their earning potential and improve their odds of career success. The University of the Fraser Valley has taken another important step in helping students achieve these goals while assisting employers in hiring students with the right knowledge, skills, and experience. […]