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UFV hires Stantec to hone Digital Hub vision

UFV has contracted Stantec to assist with planning the UFV Digital Hub. Stantec is a global engineering and professional services company specializing in feasibility, design, and project management. The Digital Hub will be a high-tech facility located on the Abbotsford campus and will serve as a technologically advanced learning centre for students, industry, and the Fraser […]

UFV earns HR award alongside prestigious universities

WorldatWork, a non-profit human resources association and compensation authority, has awarded UFV its Seal of Distinction for 2017. UFV is one of 160 organizations honored. North American educational organizations receiving the seal include MIT; Yale; University of California, Davis; NC State University; Arizona State University; and Johns Hopkins University to name a few. UFV joins the […]

Free fitness classes, meet new Building Q

New year, new you, new building to make it all happen. Free fitness classes have started for students on UFV’s Chilliwack and Abbotsford campuses. Staff and faculty are encouraged to join for a reasonable rate. “The idea is to take an active break from studying or working – a chance to get away from that Tim […]

UFV taps sports expertise to host Chinese Olympic delegation

When China came knocking on BC’s door to ask who could help them plan for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, UFV answered with enthusiasm. In 2010, British Columbians threw a giant party and hosted a Winter Olympics that will live on in memory for decades to come. By doing so, they created a pool of […]

Hall of Famer Jane Antil wore many hats while running Athletics

You know how parents like to tell their children that when they were young they walked five miles to school, uphill both ways, in 10 feet of snow? Well, Jane Antil can tell similar stories about her early days running the Athletics department at what was then Fraser Valley College (and then UCFV). She handled […]

Museologist George Jacob to speak on museums’ role in society — Jan 16

What is the role of museums and culture in our increasingly virtual and changing inter-connected world of accelerated communication and global mobility? “Museums are the souls of civil societies and they serve as repositories of our collective memory,” says Canadian museologist George Jacob, “They are an important catalyst for education, tourism, cultural infrastructure, and the […]

2016 a year to celebrate at UFV

Enjoy a slideshow of images from UFV in 2016: It was another year to celebrate at UFV, as students, faculty, and staff success helped make UFV a leader in the social, cultural, and economic development of the Fraser Valley. Here are a few highlights from 2016: More than 2,800 credentials were awarded at four Convocation […]

Planning students dare to dream for little town of Yale

Envisioning the future for a town with a historic past It was once the biggest town north of San Francisco and west of Chicago, with a population of more than 5,000, surging to 15,000 at one point. Yale in B.C.’s Fraser Canyon, now a village housing around 100 people with more living on nearby First […]

Facilities crews clear the way on campuses

Winter snowfalls may be beautiful, but they make getting from Point A to Point B that much more difficult. People working, studying, and taking exams at UFV this past week can thank our Facilities department for clearing the way for them to walk around on campus once they got there. The Fraser Valley was hit […]

Linda Todd, Medical Office Assistant student

Future medical office assistant won’t let anyone decide her story

While traveling in the Middle East, Linda Todd contracted a rare life-threatening brain infection. Despite being given only a 5% chance of recovery, she fought through and survived — but returned to Canada in a wheelchair and unable to speak. “It was emotionally devastating,” she says, “but I’m a firm believer in not letting anyone […]