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UFV fashion student creates tartan for Abbotsford

As the City of Abbotsford showed its new tartan at the Canada Day celebrations, modeled in kilts and shawls worn by local celebrities (including UFV president Mark Evered), representatives of UFV looked on with pride. Fashion Design student Samantha Merritt was particularly excited, as she was the designer of the new civic tartan. When she watched […]

Dental Hygiene program accepting applicants for Sept 2012

The Dental Hygiene program is back on track for the Fall of 2012 at the University of the Fraser Valley. After graduating four classes of graduates, the program took a breather, suspending applications for Fall 2011 while the university evaluated the labour market. UFV will now offer an intake to the program every two years, starting […]

Larry Stinson new chair of UFV Board of Governors

Chilliwack lawyer Larry Stinson is the new chair of the UFV Board of Governors, succeeding Rod Thomson of Abbotsford, whose term expires this summer. Henry Jansen will serve as first vice chair and Bonnie McGhie will be second vice chair. UFV’s Board of Governors is comprised of appointed local citizens and elected faculty, staff, and […]

Moms-to-be needed by UFV nursing students

If you’re a pregnant woman who will be having her baby in a Fraser Valley hospital between September and April, you’re in high demand by University of the Fraser Valley nursing students. Mothers-to-be who will be having their babies in the Fraser Valley are once again invited to help a UFV nursing student learn about […]

UFV kinesiology students are Champions for Health in Antigua

UFV kinesiology students have once again made an impact in Antigua through the Champions for Health program, a collaborative effort between the Kinesiology and Physical Education department at the University of the Fraser Valley and the Ministry of Education in Antigua Barbuda, West Indies. And the program is about expand to include visits to UFV […]

UFV Theatre presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone

        The second production of UFV’s theatre season is the quirky, black comedy, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. Due to several performance cancellations due to severe weather conditions, the production has been held over until Jan 29, with performances at 7:30 pm on Thurs, Fri, and […]

Davis is new Provost & VP Academic at UFV

Dr. Eric Davis has been named as the new Provost & Vice-President Academic at the University of the Fraser Valley. As Vice-President Academic, he will serve as the senior UFV officer responsible for academic leadership. As Provost, he assumes responsibility for institutional planning and operational coordination.  Dr. Davis has been acting in the position for […]

Chilliwack’s Frank Malloway receives honorary degree from UFV

Storyteller, teacher, healer, leader, respected elder, hereditary chief, witness, advocate, father, friend, grandpa, Siyémches. These words represent Frank Malloway: a man who is greatly respected and admired by so many in the Fraser Valley. Another word to describe Frank is humble. This June, UFV is presenting Sto:lo Hereditary Chief Frank Malloway with an honorary Doctor […]

Evered takes the helm at UFV

Dr. Mark Evered has been watching the University of the Fraser Valley with interest for the past few years. Now he’ll be getting to know the place a lot better, after recently beginning his term as the university’s fifth president and vice-chancellor. “This is really the capstone to my career,” he says. “It provides me […]

Bassford leaves legacy of new name, new campus, new community connections

When Dr. Skip Bassford agreed to take up the presidency of the University College of the Fraser Valley in 1998, it was because he was intrigued by a concept. The university colleges of British Columbia were unique types of post-secondary institutions – ones that combined degree-level university studies with applied disciplines. This meant not only […]

UCFV honours Abbotsford pioneer family with student residence name

Although the new student residence hall at UCFV’s Abbotsford campus does offer its tenants a spectacular view of Mt. Baker, the building does not take its name — Baker House — from the American volcanic peak. Rather, it honours a hardworking Abbotsford pioneer family that once owned the land where the new building now sits. […]