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 […]

Margaret Trudeau to speak at UFV Jan 10

Visit to Abbotsford campus is part of Student Union Society’s effort to promote mental health awareness Margaret Trudeau is a Canadian icon, celebrated both for her role in the public eye and as a respected mental-health issues advocate. You may remember her as young Maggie Trudeau, married at 22 to a prime minister (Pierre Trudeau) […]

National equestrian champion has unbridled passion for design

From the head of the class to the back of her horse, Natalie Alves’ competitive streak knows no bounds. The 15-time national champion equestrian had universities lining up with open arms following her 4.0 GPA at Mission’s Heritage Park Secondary. But Alves knows life, like horseback riding, is all about balance. So she chose UFV’s […]

Ben Meyer, UFV paralegal student

Paralegal studies the right path forward

The missing piece After 10 years at Golden Oak Corporate Services Ltd., Ben Meyer had become someone others trusted to do quality work; he began seeing opportunities to take on more responsibility. Quality professional training was the missing piece he needed to take his career to the next level. Finding the right program in the […]

UFV & Ann Davis Transition House 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 […]