2020: a year of adapting and innovating as UFV responded to COVID-19

The year 2020 started out like many others at the University of the Fraser Valley. Students, faculty, and staff returned from the winter break and resumed classes. The Cascade athletic teams played their scheduled games. Students embarked on study-abroad semesters and international students journeyed from dozens of countries to study on UFV campuses. New students […]

Help pave the future at UFV — sponsor a paving stone

If the University of the Fraser Valley helped shape your life’s path, you are invited to pay it forward by helping to pave the future of UFV. The university is currently planning a revitalization of its entrance way between Buildings A and B on the Abbotsford campus, making it a more welcoming and accessible environment. […]

Kindness Matters awards celebrate positivity in dark times

Kindness matters, especially in the stressful times we have been living through since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. UFV’s Alumni Association decided to recognize compassion, dedication, and positive contributions to society in the midst of this crisis. To that end, the association created the Kindness Matters awards. The public was invited to […]

UFV launches Esposito Family Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Great minds working together help build great communities. A new research centre focused on innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of the Fraser Valley aims to do just that. The Esposito Family Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (EFCIE), established through a generous endowment provided by the Esposito family, began operating early this year. Dr. Jon […]

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women — video

Each year, UFV holds a daytime vigil on the Abbotsford campus and co-presents an evening vigil in Chilliwack (in partnership with the Ann Davis Transition Society) in commemoration of the 14 women killed at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989. Since we cannot gather in person this year, UFV has created a commemorative video, in […]

UFV Food and Agriculture Institute seeks input from farmers on food systems

Attention farmers: UFV is hungry to learn more about what you do and how you do it! The University of the Fraser Valley’s Food and Agriculture Institute is seeking data with the aim of improving local food systems. Professors Michelle Superle and Cherie Enns of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Food and Agriculture Institute (UFV_FAI.ca) are collecting […]

Sponsor steps in to enable publication of first English-to-Chinese translation of Indigenous history book

A book about Indigenous culture and history will soon be available for Chinese readers, thanks to the financial generosity of a Canadian business person. Shandong University Press will publish the first English-to-Chinese translation of one of University of the Fraser Valley historian Keith Carlson’s books on Canadian Indigenous history and settler colonialism. When Chris Pereira, […]