New Student Orientation: More than 1,000 new students welcomed this fall

UFV and the Student Union Society (SUS) will be welcoming over 1,000 new-to-UFV students at New Student Orientation (NSO) on September 3 on the Abbotsford campus. NSO is designed to facilitate students’ transition into our campus culture by offering programming that supports holistic wellness and success. This year’s event will feature an invocation ceremony (mirroring […]

Goodrich new Chairperson UFV Board of Governors

Justin P. Goodrich is the new Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the University of the Fraser Valley, effective August 1, 2019. Goodrich will be the 14th UFV Board Chair. He succeeds John Pankratz, whose term expired this summer. UFV’s Board of Governors includes volunteer members appointed by government and elected faculty, staff, and […]

UFV phasing out cash payment for tuition, student fees, and housing rental fees

Changes are coming to how UFV students pay their tuition and other fees. On September 3, 2019 UFV will begin to phase out acceptance of cash payments for student tuition, student fees, and housing rental fees. Eliminating cash helps preserve the integrity of the post-secondary financial process, supports the safety and security of students’ payments, […]

Trees removed for building project find new purpose

Local Indigenous youth transformed cedar trees into repurposed materials while learning about their culture recently at UFV’s Gathering Place. The participants used coffee grinders to process cedar leaves into powder for medicine, and their families will receive wood from the trees for firewood. The tree gives up its life so that we can sustain ours […]

UFV is dropping the bag – plastic bags, that is

UFV is dropping the bag — plastic bags, that is. The UFV Bag-be-Gone initiative will reduce the amount of plastic entering the waste stream by eliminating the purchase and distribution of single-use plastic bags, starting August 1, 2019. This means that the UFV Bookstore will no longer offer single-use plastic bags to customers. Other departments […]

Explore university from a kids-eye view at UFV Chilliwack this summer

Explore university from a kids-eye view at UFV Chilliwack this summer It’s midsummer. Is boredom creeping in to your kids’ days? Send them to university for a week! The University of the Fraser Valley offers a variety of day camps to choose from. The Explore UFV camps offer a particularly intriguing way for kids to […]