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Andy Sidhu named new Chancellor of UFV

Andy Sidhu will be the University of the Fraser Valley’s third Chancellor. A long-time proponent of community engagement and integration, Sidhu will take over from Dr. Gwen Point, who served as UFV’s second Chancellor from 2015 to the present, following two terms by Brian Minter. “I’m extremely honoured and proud to join the University of […]

UFV & Ann Davis Transition Society partner to mark Dec 6 day of remembrance

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women. As well as commemorating the 14 […]

UFV hosting panel discussion on opioid crisis

The University of the Fraser Valley will host a panel discussion on the opioid crisis in the Fraser Valley on Wed, November 29, from 2 to 4 pm in its Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (Room B101). The public is welcome to attend. The panel will feature: A representative from the Abbotsford Police Department Lesley Braithwaite, […]

Eleanor Busse Klassen wants to help you help students on Giving Tuesday

Eleanor Busse Klassen, Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, is retiring from UFV after 23 years and wants to challenge others at UFV to make a special gift to support the Student Emergency Fund. Eleanor wants to create a ripple before she leaves UFV. In her words: “I found a quote early in […]

UFV Town & Gown event raises $85,000 in one night; $200,000 in 2017

You could feel the love in UFV’s Student Union Building on November 15, as the university thanked donors for all the support they provide to UFV, and for the ripple effect that their help has on students and the wider community. Supporters from all over the Fraser Valley and beyond gathered in Abbotsford for the […]

Young Distinguished Alumni Alexis Warmerdam finds success in a familiar field

Like the windmills she once worked to improve, Alexis Warmerdam possesses potentially endless energy. And she needs every ounce. UFV’s 2017 Young Distinguished Alumni Award winner is a driving force behind Abbotsford’s blossoming agriculture tourism industry. She created two events, both wildly popular straight out of the gate: Bloom the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, and Abby […]

Distinguished Alumni 2017 Emily Henry: Helping Indigenous offenders heal through connection with culture

Many people note the over-representation of Indigenous people in the federal corrections system. UFV alumna Emily Henry has built a career on designing programs to help them. For her leadership role in introducing treatment programs influenced by Indigenous cultural beliefs and practices, the University of the Fraser Valley is recognizing Henry as its Distinguished Alumni […]

International Education week: Learn and Love Diversity

UFV is celebrating International Education Week November 13-17. This year’s theme is Learn and Love Diversity. Mon, Nov 13               Internationalization Goals Open House 3:30pm Global Lounge B223 Tues, Nov. 14 Racism in the Fraser Valley: a community connections ‘How To’ Presented by Cycling For Diversity 1:30 pm Global Lounge B223 Wed, Nov 15 Islamaphobia Presented […]

UFV president Jackie Hogan visits Chandigarh for annual awards ceremony

UFV president Jackie Hogan visited the Chandigarh campus recently, taking in the annual awards ceremony along with opportunities to meet with current and prospective UFV India students. Hogan was accompanied by former UFV president Mark Evered; Peter Geller, vice-provost and associate VP academic; and Alumni Association chair Nav Bains. The delegation hit the ground running […]

UFV Theatre presents The Bear, up close and personal!

UFV Theatre kick offs its 2017-18 “In Transit” Season of Theatre in the newly renovated studio on UFV’s Abbotsford campus with a farce. The season opens with a darkly hilarious production of Anton Chekhov’s The Bear. With only 30 seats available in the intimate performance space, audience members will experience The Bear up close and […]