Richard Nair at BlackBerry

UFV computing student having a fruitful summer at BlackBerry

In summer, many people enjoy the bounteous crops of seasonal fruits, including blackberries. Richard Nair is enjoying a different type of BlackBerry, as he completes his fourth consecutive cooperative education work term with the technology company BlackBerry (formerly Research In Motion), producers of smartphones, tablets and mobile services. Nair’s dream was to come to North […]

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New projects to promote research, data-driven decisions in Canadian fire service

A new partnership between the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC), The University of the Fraser Valley, and Defence Research and Development Canada will leverage the expertise of fire leaders and experts to promote research and evidence-based decision-making in Canada’s fire service. (High-res images available here: UFV is receiving Canadian Safety and Security Program […]


Safer games + healthier brains. Preventing invisible injuries.

Through local partnership, UFV is using world-class brain imaging techniques to spot and prevent concussions in student athletes — helping kids stay safe. A rainbow of wires streams across the table as UFV kinesiology instructor Michael Gaetz whispers “Breathe . . . perfect” and the bulky teen stares ahead, unblinking. The test, taking place in a […]


Classroom in the sky: watch the UFV aviation program video

Get a behind-the-scenes look at our aviation program with student recruiter Holly. She shows you the flight simulators, and then somehow manages to fly an actual plane. Yes, in the sky. Seriously! And you can, too. Put on your aviator sunglasses, and buckle up. Watch the video here. For more information about UFV’s aviation programs […]

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New UFV program for animal lovers prepares you for career in vet’s office

If the idea of spending your days helping care for dogs, cats, and other furry, feathered, or scaled creatures appeals to you, then working in a veterinarian’s office is an excellent career choice. The new Veterinary Administrative Assistant certificate offered by the University of the Fraser Valley is designed to help you reach that goal. […]

Dr. Amandeep Sandhu

UFV welcomes Amandeep Sandhu as new BC Regional Innovation Chair

Dr. Amandeep Sandhu has been named the University of the Fraser Valley’s new BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada–India Business and Economic Development. He took up his post on July 1. This research chair is housed at the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at UFV. Sandhu will also be a faculty member in the UFV School […]


Show us your pearly whites! Watch the UFV dental assistant program video

Become a dental assistant, and develop freakishly good skills at understanding patients who talk with a mouth full of suction and fluoride. That’s right! UFV student recruiter Holly demonstrates in this video that is sure to give you a toothy grin. Watch it here. For more information about UFV’s dental assistant program at the Chilliwack […]

Sunny Fall day on the UFV Abbotsford campus.

Student spaces still available at UFV for Fall 2013 semester

If you’re considering going to UFV this Fall, but haven’t applied yet, you should do so now. Most programs are accepting applications until July 26 to begin your studies this September. And if the program you want is full, you can still apply now for the January 2014 semester, or the program’s next available start […]