Sheri-D Wilson is 2022 Writer-in-Residence at UFV

A writer who is best known for her spoken word poetry and who has been a leading light in Canadian literature for three decades will be Writer-in-Residence at UFV for the winter semester. Sheri-D Wilson, aka Mama of Dada, is an award-winning author of 13 books, four short films, and four albums that combine music […]

Celebrating three decades of university degrees at UFV

UFV will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024 and as we anticipate a bright future, we look back at our roots and key moments in our evolution.   The year was 1991. Nirvana topped the music charts, Thelma and Louise, Beauty and the Beast, and Silence of the Lambs graced the silver screens, while grunge […]

The Fraser Valley Flood: An Environmental Policy Forum — Jan 21

The Fraser Valley experienced historic flooding in November 2021. As part of its Politalk Roundtable series, the Political Science department will host a virtual panel to address this historic flood, the ways that governments have contributed to the environmental crisis, and what people can do to affect environmental policy. Speakers: Kathryn Harrison, professor of Political […]

Former UFV president Skip Bassford named to Order of Canada

Dr. Skip Bassford, who served as president of UFV from 1998 to 2009, has been named a member of the Order of Canada, in recognition of his leadership in university administration. During his time as president, Bassford successfully advocated for university status for the former University College of the Fraser Valley (an effort that took […]

More than 50 long-time UFV employees retire in 2021

Congratulations to the following long-serving faculty and staff members and administrators who retired from UFV in 2021. Doris Ball Tom Baumann (professor emeritus) Vicki Bolan Maria Bos-Chan (professor emeritus) Sue Brigden Tim Cooper (professor emeritus) Karen Davies Cecelia Dirksen Lorin Dirksen Noreen Dragani Christine Elsey (professor emeritus) John English Dea Freschi Colleen Gingerich Kathy Griffin […]

UFV 2021: Returning to campus in challenging times

It was a year of being apart, and then together, with care, at the University of the Fraser Valley as we navigated the second year of post-secondary education during a pandemic. To cap off the year, UFV again faced challenges as the November floods and highway closures disrupted in-class learning once again. Classes in January […]