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Agriculture students featured in BC Berry Grower magazine

Great tasting berries anyone? The summer work of two agriculture students (Anthony Dick and Zachary Fleming) has been highlighted by BC Berry Grower magazine. They work toward the goal of new, superior varieties of berries coming to a field near you. This is part of the Pacific Berry Resource Centre work at UFV led by […]

Free family fun event — Hope Centre Sept 19

UFV’s 40th anniversary community event in Hope is fast approaching, featuring popcorn, cake, face-painting, bouncy castle, arts, crafts, and a free book for every child in attendance. For more information, visit or contact Michelle Vandepol at 09/20/2014

Annual fire system testing

Please note that Facilities Services has scheduled Elite Fire Protection to perform its annual fire system testing on Tues, June 24. Testing will occur at the Chilliwack campus at CEP for the duration of the full day starting at 8 am for the main buildings, with Trades & Technology scheduled sometime after 2 pm. Testing […]

The Heartbleed Bug — UFV ITS response

By now, many people will have heard about the Heartbleed bug, a newly discovered vulnerability in a widely used encryption program called OpenSSL. This issue is widespread as OpenSSL is used to secure communication of confidential information such as passwords, credit card numbers and other personal data across the Internet. IT Services is treating this […]

Summer interns needed for communications/design job

Know any students with communications and design experience? The Canada-India Business Council is currently looking for part-time summer interns who can help in the areas of communications, research, and graphics/website/design. For further information or to submit a resume, please contact us at   04/30/2014

Student Life ambassadors

Get involved with the Student Ambassador program! It is a great way to meet new people, get involved with the student community and hours count for your CCR credits. Go online to find out more information, or email us at Parent Orientation and New Student Orientation training workshops will be available shortly, so […]

Attention UFV students: membership on Senate Standing Committees

Expressions of interests are being sought from undergraduate and graduate students to serve on Senate Standing Committees for a two year term, August 1, 2014–July 31, 2016. The Senate Governance Committee (SGC) welcomes expressions of interest for the following positions: – Academic Planning & Priorities: 1 undergraduate student and 1 graduate student – Senate Budget […]

Mexico Study Tour — May 2014

Please contact Garry Fehr (GEOG) or Stephen Piper (SCMS) before Friday, March 14 if you are interested in the Mexico study tour, but missed the deadline. There are a few seats available. Email: or   03/14/2014

Canadian Writers Series at UFV

Wed, April 2 12:30-2pm University House Features: Evelyn Lau, Robert Martens, Helene Littmann, Elsie K. Neufeld, Rajnish Dhawan, and Daniela Elza 2014 Writer-in-Residence, Daniela Elza, in collaboration with ESA and The English and Creative Writing Department, is organizing and hosting three readings. The third and last reading will feature Vancouver Poet Laureate, Evelyn Lau, local […]

Supported Learning Group info session — April 2

Do you know students looking for valuable work experience in their field of study? Help put their classroom knowledge to work as an SLG leader by suggesting they attend the SLG information session on Wed, April 2, at 2:30–4 pm in room Abby A225/229. Contact or stop by SLG Centre (C1007) to reserve a […]

Sustainability Focus Group meeting — April 11

A date, location and time has been set for the Sustainability Focus Group meeting. Date: April 11 Time: 12–1 pm Location: Abby A225 Feel free to come out and talk about sustainability at UFV. For more information, contact Ashleigh Yakemchuk at 04/10/2014

Financial Aid & Awards Tips of the Month for March

Financial Aid and Awards Tips for March 1) Registration for Summer semester begins soon so remember to set aside $200 for your deposit — fee deferrals are not a given. 2) Start preparing your scholarship applications =- deadline is May 10. Note: This is an online scholarship application process. You will be able to access […]

2014 grads can book photo sessions now!

Please let your graduating students know professional photographers from the Artona Group, the official graduation photographer for UFV, will be on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack CEP campuses in March for graduate portrait sessions ($15 sitting fee). March 1–14 Artona Mobile Studio – Gravel parking lot 10b March 16–23 Artona Mobile Studio – Parking lot 8 […]

Returning lost Campus Cards

Found a lost or abandoned Campus Card? Please return the card(s) to the card office, located on the Abbotsford campus, room B239. Cardholders will be contacted while their cards are held for pick-up. For more information, contact Sheila St. Laurent at 03/07/2014

Volunteers needed — we want your fingernails!

Members of the Kinesiology and Physical Education department are conducting a study to examine the effects of intervention programs on children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The study is entitled ‘Strength-Based Interventions for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders’ and involves the development and evaluation of an exercise and a computer game-based neurofeedback program for affected […]

Do you know graduating science students?

If you know a graduating science student, please pass along this valuable information to make sure they’re on the right track: For more information, contact Melinda Saretzky at 02/28/2014

Math Club talk on ‘Flipping your Class’ — Feb 19

Anna Kuczynska and Judy Larsen (Math and Stats & UUP) will talk about opportunities for the development of a student-centred classroom environment conducive to autonomous learning, engagement with material, and critical thinking. Wed, Feb 19 4:45 pm Abby D215. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. For more information, contact Eugene Yablonski […]

BFA grad show fundraiser

For the first time in the history of the Visual Arts Department, the BFA Grad Show will present an art exhibition by the largest graduating class on April 25 at the Abbotsford campus. Due to the increasing cost of the production, the 23 students will be hosting the annual silent auction (Feb 24 – 28) […]

Room D115 study space, April 3

If you know students looking for study space, you may want to pass along that on Thurs, April 3, Room D115 will be available beginning at 5 pm, instead of at 4 pm. A notice will be posted at the location as well to remind students of the April 3 time change. For more information, […]

Campus Card hours during mid-term break

The card office will have reduced hours during the mid-term break. For operating hours please visit the photo ID schedule at For more information, contact Sheila St. Laurent at 02/15/2014

They’re Not Scary documentary at CEP — Feb 20

The documentary ‘They’re not Scary: An Intergenerational Dance Project’ will be screened at the CEP campus on Thurs, Feb. 20 at 6 pm in the black box theatre (A2106). The film looks at a research project conducted by faculty members Dr. Michael Gaetz of Kinesiology and Shelley Canning of Nursing where a group of Mission […]

Faculty of Science blog launched

Check out the new Faculty of Science blog at: Here’s a sample of what you can find on the blog: Chemistry Drop-In Sessions – Winter 2014 NEW THIS SEMESTER! CHEMISTRY DROP-IN SESSIONS First-Year (110, 113, 114) Organic (213, 214) Chemistry Classes Tuesday to Thursday in A252 and A254 Starts 2nd week of Winter 2014 […]

History in 5 Student film contest

The History in 5 student film contest is open to current UFV students and all Grade 10-12 students in school districts 33, 34, 35, 42, 75, and 78. Submissions must be a five-minute film in one of these categories: historical re-enactments, documentaries, animated/non-live action, interview with a historical figure, or satire/spoof. You could win cash […]

We want your kids’ fingernails — volunteers needed

Members of the Kinesiology and Physical Education department are conducting a study to examine the effects of intervention programs on children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The study is entitled “Strength-Based Interventions for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders ” and involves the development and evaluation of an exercise and a computer game-based neurofeedback program for […]

Student study space, Winter 2014

Student study space Abbotsford campus, Winter 2014 These classrooms are available up to the end of classes, except where noted: Monday: A264 11:30am – 3pm except Jan 13, April 7 D115 5:30pm – 9:30pm up to April 7 Tuesday: A421 8:30am – 12:50pm up to Feb 25 Wednesday: D115 5:30pm – 9:30pm except Feb 19 […]