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Message from the President: Welcome Back Message

Dear Colleagues: Welcome back! I hope you had an enjoyable summer and that you’re looking forward to an exciting new academic year. After bidding farewell to long-standing president Mark Evered in June, we will continue to build on his legacy. We look forward to greeting new students and faculty, building new relationships, and initiating important […]

Message from the President: BC Provincial Election

Dear UFV community, Yesterday the BC provincial general election period officially began, and voting will take place May 9. I encourage all members of our UFV community, individually and personally, to engage actively in this important democratic process. I remind us all, however, that the University, as a public post-secondary institution, must comply with the […]

Budget forums — March 8 & 9

2017-18 Consolidated Budget Plan – Attend a Forum NOTE changes in dates and locations. I invite all members of the UFV community to attend one of two forums for a presentation on the 2017-18 Consolidated Budget Plan.  This will be an opportunity to learn about the budget process and review the budget recommendation.  Please join […]

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 […]

UFV surpasses $25K United Way campaign goal!

Thank you so much to all supporters of UFV’s United Way campaign. Through your tremendous generosity, we have now raised $26,491, surpassing our $25K goal! Our sincere congratulations to UFV’s Finance team on winning the United Way challenge. Finance has the highest number of donors to this year’s campaign, and will be honored by a […]

Peer Leadership Appreciation Week 2016

To the UFV Campus Community, We are writing to bring to your attention a week-long celebration happening from October 3-7 in honour of all our students who participate in peer leadership roles at our university. Whether as a peer tutor, a mentor, a varsity athlete, a Peer Resource and Leadership Centre ambassador, a residence assistant, a […]

Message from the President, re: Cascade article on sexual assault

Dear UFV community, Yesterday, the student newspaper, The Cascade, published an article on how our University responds to students who have been sexually assaulted.  The headline was “Nowhere to go”, a statement that is completely false.  I am writing because I fear the impact on any student needing help who reads this and assumes that […]

2016/17 Budget Development forums: Oct 19 and 21

A message from President Mark Evered 2016-17 Budget Development: Attend a Forum The university has begun the process of planning its budget for next year. As in the past, we welcome your guidance. I invite all members of the UFV community to attend one of the following two opportunities to discuss the principles, goals, opportunities, […]

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 […]

Message from the President: Political Activities Statement

Faculty, Staff and Students of UFV, As the municipal election draws nearer, I would like to draw your attention to how we can or should be involved as a University.  It is imperative that we recognize that the University of the Fraser Valley is a publicly supported organization operating in BC under the University Act.  […]

Senior administration changes

Dear members of our UFV community: I am writing to inform you of some changes in senior administration at UFV.  I have been reviewing the roles and responsibilities of the members of our leadership team as part of our internal review of the way we allocate our limited resources.  The challenge we all share is […]

Appeal from President Evered for Convocation volunteers

Dear Colleagues, Our students need our help one more time! Let’s make this 40th anniversary year extra special. As I am sure you know, June 12 and 13 are the dates for the 2014 UFV convocation ceremonies. Once again, we will host the event at the Abbotsford Centre. And once more, UFV, and especially our […]

Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

UFV students, staff, faculty and friends, It is with deep sadness that we recall the 13 students and one staff member who lost their lives on this day 24 years ago at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. British Columbia has proclaimed December 6 as the Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The UFV […]

2014-15 Budget Information Forum

The 2014-15 budget planning process is underway. The current BC government message remains focused on cost containment, fiscal discipline, and balanced budgets. Provincial funding to the post-secondary sector will be reduced by $50M over the three-year period, 2013/14 – 2015/16. At the same time, the cost of delivering high quality post-secondary education continues to rise. […]