Author Archive | Dave Pinton

UFV statement on U.S. travel restrictions and Quebec mosque attack

Dear UFV Community, Please find below a statement from Universities Canada on behalf of our fellow members regarding U.S. President Trump’s executive order preventing people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. We share deeply the concern about the effect this has on the free flow of knowledge, ideas, and people that is central […]

Introducing UFV Now — your new e-news

Welcome to UFV Now — a new take on our weekly e-newsletter, brought to you by University Relations. UFV Now will bring a vibrant “best of UFV” summary to your inbox and will highlight news, events, opportunities, and stories about UFV people. The newsletter will incorporate photos and deliver select stories and announcements. It will […]

Time to step up, UFV: Wellness Walk routes posted

Six walking routes have been created, signed, and marked on the UFV Abbotsford campus. UFV Campus Recreation and UFV Facilities have teamed up to create the Wellness Walks project designed to help you attain your health goals and explore walking routes. Just over 15 km of Wellness Walks have been identified through feedback from walkers […]

Facilities requests: extra lead time required

Facilities is currently experiencing higher than normal workload volume and we are at capacity for urgent and immediate requests. We’re working hard to respond to all requests as soon as we possibly can. Please help us complete your work in a timely fashion by providing as much lead-time as possible when requesting work or assistance […]

Gender identity and preferred name options added

The University of the Fraser Valley strives to create an inclusive and diverse community that accepts and values people for who they are. In this light, UFV has taken two significant steps toward making our student experience more inclusive. Effective immediately, UFV application for admission forms will provide “Another Gender Identity” as a potential response […]

A degree of comfort — help our cooling system work efficiently

It’s been a warm spring and the mercury continues to rise throughout the Fraser Valley now that summer has officially arrived. It’s a great time of year. But, there is a cost to the university. When the outdoor air temperature rises above 21 degrees Celsius, our cooling system kicks into operation, keeping the indoor air […]

Presidential Search Forums and online survey

On Monday, April 4 UFV will be holding two public forums for all members of the UFV community to provide feedback to the Presidential Search Committee. Input will be sought on the development of search criteria and recommendations of candidates. These forums will be held on: Monday, April 4 Chilliwack campus at CEP:     10 […]

Little star of Room has UFV connection

As project manager for UFV, Jorge Candia keeps a low profile while planning and working behind the scenes on construction projects for the university. But lately, the limelight has crept his way. Jorge’s grandson, Jacob Tremblay, is a big-screen sensation and on Sunday, February 28, the nine year old took centre stage as a presenter […]

Abbotsford Building A and B breezeway and accessibility improvement update

The main entrance-way to Buildings A and B on the UFV Abbotsford campus is a key thoroughfare and is not currently equipped for accessibility. Planned improvements address the need for ramps and walkways to make this entrance accessible for people with disabilities. The disruptive noise-related work on the building envelop of Building B is now […]

Message from the President: Political Caution

Faculty, Staff, and Students of UFV, As the October 19 federal election draws nearer, I encourage all members of our UFV community, individually and personally, to engage actively in this important democratic process. I know that some of you are running for office, or volunteer on your own time to work on election campaigns. These […]

UFV and City of Abbotsford launch UDistrict neighbourhood planning and consultation

UFV and the City of Abbotsford are undertaking a collaborative initiative to shape the future of the UDistrict neighbourhood. UDistrict will be an innovative community where creative minds live, work, play, and learn within a vibrant, sustainable, and livable neighbourhood. The partnership initiative includes the development of a UDistrict Neighbourhood Plan and a fully compatible […]