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Institutions discuss how to integrate First Nations’ values, culture

By Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun In a forum that pulls together topics ranging from mandatory courses to traditional long-houses, Canadian educators and administrators are meeting this week to look at ways to better integrate First Nations values and culture into post-secondary institutions. The first of its kind, the gathering Monday and Tuesday at the University […]

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Robots, Cows and Trades Training in the Fraser Valley

UFV’s Harv McCullough was recently featured in an article by BC Jobs Plan. Read the full article below. Robots, Cows and Trades Training in the Fraser Valley Harv McCullough jokes that although he started with a trade certification, his real education came from the school of hard knocks. “People shouldn’t have to go through the […]

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UFV to host Indigenizing the Academy conference

It’s one thing to incorporate indigenous content into courses and programs. But the University of the Fraser Valley is taking the concept of partnering with the Aboriginal community to a new level by committing to the concept of “indigenizing” the academy. What this means and how it is achieved will be the subject of a […]

Eleven UFV students partook in the Lens of Empowerment project last year; four of them travelled to Loughborough University in England last month, and their work is once again on display at UFV next week.

Lens of Empowerment displayed in England before returning to the Fraser Valley

After most classes ended in May, the work of one small group of students continued. For the first time last year, UFV introduced a three-course project called the Lens of Empowerment.  The students worked with digital photography and video production, then used these skills to dive into specific topics related to women and identity in […]

The humble beginnings of UFV's Chilliwack campus.

UFV and Chilliwack go way back

Ever since the days of Fraser Valley College and a ‘college without walls’, the Chilliwack community has had a strong connection to UFV. Before the college even had any facilities to call its own, it ran its first classes in church basements in the daytime and Chilliwack Secondary in the evenings. For many years, people […]

The puzzle-piecers of the jigsaw puzzle that is CEP.

Campus planning: One giant jigsaw puzzle, and a million details

There is always some chaos involved when finishing up a big building and renovation project and moving people in, but amidst the chaos last week were some very pleased UFV employees. They were in good spirits because, despite the fact that months of work remains to get all faculty, staff, and students moved in and […]