UFV researcher Karun Karki to study barriers faced by skilled immigrants to Canada

Could viewing immigrants as one homogenous group be a costly mistake for Canada? That’s a question that Dr. Karun Karki, a UFV social work professor, will be investigating as part of a two-year research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SHRCC). The $72,000 SHRCC insight development grant will be […]

Flood Stories winners’ submissions ‘incredibly powerful’

A year after flooding devastated the Fraser Valley, the collective experience has been captured in a series of artistic expressions garnered through a contest and an open invitation for those affected to share their stories. The results are in, and they’re remarkable, according to Dr. Michelle Superle, who organized the Flood Stories project. “The inspiration […]

Canada’s best: Rare feat as two UFV accounting alumni score in top one percent of national CPA exam

UFV alumni Warren Rossing and Caleb Steegstra were each summoned into their respective bosses’ offices in early August. For aspiring Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs) who make the prestigious honour roll, this is how Common Final Examination (CFE) test results are typically delivered. Steegstra (BBA ’20), a project accountant at Westbow Construction in Chilliwack, had been […]

Community volunteers Amber Price and Ana Krapchatova receive Betty Urquhart award

Two women who have made a difference in their communities through volunteer work and leadership were recognized by the University of the Fraser Valley with a Betty Urquhart Community Service award recently. Betty Urquhart was one of the first employees of the university and believed strongly in volunteering and giving back to the community. While […]

Bar-q-terie collaboration brings out the best in culinary and carpentry students

What do you get when you bring carpenters and cooks together? Bar-q-terie! The second annual Bar-q-terie was a meaty collaboration between UFV culinary students, who planned and prepared the menu, and carpentry students, who designed custom ‘bar-q-terie’ boards based on the cook’s menu plan. Bar-q-terie is a term used to describe a charcuterie-like board utilizing […]

Doran Hoge joins UFV as Director of Energy and Sustainability

UFV’s new Director of Energy and Sustainability has moved across the country to take the job because he thinks UFV is in a unique position to respond to climate change and environmental sustainability. As a university located in a living laboratory of environmental challenges, Doran Hoge believes that UFV can be a leader, both in […]

UFV Town & Gown celebrates community, raises over $210,000 for students 

The University of the Fraser Valley welcomed community supporters to its Abbotsford campus on November 10 for the sixth annual Town & Gown, a celebration demonstrating the transformational power of a UFV education.   The event was the first in-person Town & Gown since 2019 and raised $210,690 in support of students. This more than doubled […]

Distinguished Alumni 2022: Matt Douma a leading educator in health-care field

Matt Douma is a shining example of an outstanding UFV alumnus now, but back in the mid-2000s he wasn’t your typical nursing student. Douma, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006, is this year’s recipient of the UFV Distinguished Alumni award. During his student days he chafed against convention and questioned the […]