Tag Archives | Abbotsford

Inaugural Town and Gown event raises $40,000 for UFV students

Community and academia joined forces at “Town and Gown”, the University of the Fraser Valley’s inaugural fundraising dinner and silent auction held on Nov 12 in the Great Hall of UFV’s new Student Union Building. More than 230 people attended the gala. The evening raised $40,000 in support of scholarships for UFV students. UFV President […]

UDistrict consultation sessions set for Oct 15

Using your feedback and working together, the City of Abbotsford and UFV have come up with options to guide the future growth of the UDistrict neighbourhood and campus. They need your continued input on how to make UDistrict great! UDistrict Neighbourhood and campus plans CHOICES + DIRECTIONS Thurs, Oct 15 11 am-2 pm (UFV Abbotsford […]

UDistrict campus and neighbourhood planning project launched

  ABBOTSFORD April 8, 2015  – The City of Abbotsford and the University of the Fraser Valley are undertaking a collaborative initiative to shape the future of the UDistrict, announced Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun and UFV President, Dr. Mark Evered today. In May of 2012, Abbotsford City Council officially endorsed a 30-year planning concept or […]

UFV marks 40th anniversary with community celebrations

UFV continues to celebrate its 40th anniversary year with several community events in September and October. Things get groovy on Wednesday, Sept 17, when UFV hosts a 1970s-inspired party on the campus green at the Abbotsford campus on King Road. There will be a retro costume contest, live music, marketplace, kids zone and more! The […]

UFV and Student Union Society team up on Student Union Building

The University of the Fraser Valley and the UFV Student Union Society are working together to realize a long-term dream of opening a Student Union Building on the Abbotsford campus. Construction began in mid-September 2013 on the building, which will be located west of the gymnasium complex and south of Building D. The $15-million project […]

UFV students splash off colours to welcome spring

This week, UFV students traded winter’s dark hues for a fresh, lively new palette, as part of Holi, the Indian spring festival of colours. The event, organized by Residence Student Services, took place on the green at the Abbotsford campus. In accordance with Holi protocol, participants threw coloured powder at each other. “Holi was celebrated […]

U House Weekend Kickoff showcases student initiatives

Every Friday at U House, UFV students gather to relax, socialize and kick off the weekend with tea, cookies, games, and dancing.  And on occasion, guests are treated to a special celebration or activity. “Last Friday, Indian students banded together to showcase their culture at Weekend Kickoff,” says Adaly Molina, Student Support Coordinator at UFV […]

UFV student volunteers provide outstanding performances at Abbyfest 2012

For the fifth year in a row, the UFV fashion show and world culture garden were highlights at Abbyfest, Abbotsford’s annual multicultural festival held at Rotary Stadium. Notable visitors to the culture garden included Abbotsford’s mayor, Bruce Banman, and UFV President Mark Evered and his wife Maureen. “We featured more countries than we have ever […]

SUSPocalyse welcomes UFV students to Abbotsford

On Thursday afternoon, Abbotsford’s UFV campus was transformed for SUSPocalypse. Hosted by the Student Union Society, the event celebrated new and returning students at UFV. There was a dunk tank, a bungee run, and of course — food! From 3 p.m.onward, the stage was home to some awesome local talent. Cory Woodward, Sidney York, Rug Foot, […]

Rocky Olfert kicks off school year as UFV’s new Athletic Director

After a nine-month search for the right candidate, UFV has finally found a new Athletic Director. Starting next week, Rocky Olfert will dive into the world of UFV athletics, taking over the role from interim director Chris Bertram. Olfert comes to UFV from Columbia Bible College, where he notably led the men’s volleyball team to […]