Zoë Howarth, Mōda Events owner, and UFV Event Planning grad

UFV Event Planning grad brings Art Battle to the Fraser Valley

To an event planner, an empty room is as full of dread as a blank canvas to an artist. When she planned her first Art Battle at the Hampton Inn in Chilliwack in January 2015, UFV Hospitality and Event Planning graduate and Mōda Events owner Zoë Howarth wrestled with empty room anxiety. “I rented a […]

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Taylor Breckles enriches her UFV experience by embracing opportunities

It’s often said that to make the most of your university experience, you should do more than just attend classes and study for exams. Taylor Breckles takes that advice to heart. She refuses to give in to the commuter campus syndrome, and makes UFV’s Abbotsford campus her home away from home even though she lives […]

Four UFV students earn Premier’s International Scholarships

For some UFV students, “back to school” means heading off to another country this September. UFV students earned four of the 27 scholarships awarded through the Premier’s International Scholarships this summer. The students have been awarded between $6,000 and $10,000 each in by the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society for study abroad during […]


UFV to publish Shauna Singh Baldwin’s first non-fiction book

Reluctant Rebellions: New and Selected Non-fiction, to be launched at UFV on Sept 29. The author is available for other BC and Alberta engagements. The University of the Fraser Valley’s long association with writer Shauna Singh Baldwin will be strengthened this fall when the university’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies publishes Baldwin’s first work of non-fiction. […]

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John Pankratz elected as new chair of UFV Board of Governors

Abbotsford CPA John Pankratz is the new chair of the Board of Governors at the University of the Fraser Valley. He succeeds Barry Delaney, whose term expired this summer. Pankratz will be the 13th chair of the UFV Board, and the first who is an alumnus of UFV. He attended what was then Fraser Valley […]

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New video highlights UFV’s hardworking janitorial staff

Working hard well after most buildings empty each evening, UFV’s custodial staff often toil anonymously to improve the lives of students, staff and faculty. Until now. A new, entertaining three-minute video on UFV’s YouTube channel provides an insightful look into a wide range of janitorial experiences. It touches on the history of janitorial jobs dating […]