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Fire alarm testing — Abbotsford campus

Facilities Management has Tyco Integrated Fire & Security scheduled to perform annual fire alarm testing. Fire alarm testing will occur at the Abbotsford campus from July 20–31. Disruptions at all buildings should be minimal, with bell ringing reserved for early morning or late evening so as not to disturb regular classes and operations. If there […]

UFV Theatre announces new season

The UFV Theatre department will once again challenge and engage audiences as it presents its 2015/16 Season of Theatre. Two exceptional plays have been chosen to inspire and entertain local audiences. All productions will be held in the UFV performance theatre, located at the corner of Yale and Airport roads in Chilliwack. Show 1 — […]

Fitness tips and more at UFV Campus Rec wellness blog

Did you know that exercise can make your brain bigger (literally!) and lead to increased verbal and non-verbal memory? Have you considered that something as simple as leaving your lunch in the car, thus creating an excuse to take a midday walk, is an effective way to infuse exercise into a busy schedule? And did […]

Championship pedigree defines men’s volleyball recruiting class

University of the Fraser Valley men’s volleyball coach Kyle Donen has added four B.C. high school standouts to his roster for the 2015-16 season, and provincial championship success is the common denominator. Setter/right side Tyler Patrick and libero Evan Bell-Foley helped South Surrey’s Earl Marriott Mariners win back-to-back B.C. AAA titles in 2013 and 2014. […]

Mobile App programming competition

The UFV Computer Information Systems (CIS) department is sponsoring a mobile app programming competition in the early Summer 2015 semester. See the link for competition guidelines. For more information, contact Gabriel Murray at 06/30/2015

Canada West approves basketball format change beginning with 2016-17 season

The Canada West Universities Athletic Association has approved a change to its men’s and women’s basketball format, following the conference’s annual general meeting held last week in Brandon, Manitoba. Beginning with the 2016-17 season, the 17 Canada West basketball schools will play in a single conference, featuring a 20-game regular season schedule. Each team will […]

Raabe co-edits book: Women in Philosophical Counseling

Peter Raabe, an associate professor of philosophy, has co-edited a book with Luisa de Paula, a philosopher from Italy, titled Women in Philosophical Counseling. All the chapters in it are written by women philosophers. It’s now available either from the publisher Lexington Books or  Amazon. Below is some information about it. I’ve also attached an […]

All UFV ID card holders invited to the Abbotsford Agrifair — for free!

Thanks to the incredible market research done by students in David Dobson’s BUS 320 class for the Abbotsford Agrifair, the fair will be hosting a UFV Student Appreciation Evening! At 5 pm on Fri, July 31, anyone with a valid UFV ID card will get into the fair grounds for FREE (parking not included). This […]

Modern Agriculture magazine feature article on UFV students

Modern Agriculture magazine, founded by three UFV agriculture students two years ago, now has province-wide subscription and in this issue features our students at UFV plus highlights the work of our horticulture side on food production. Here is the online link. For more information, contact Tom Baumann at 05/15/2015

Policy Consultation — Course Audit (108) policy revisions

Revisions to the Course Audit (108) policy have been made and is being circulated for consultation. As part of the consultation process, the Secretariat office invites the UFV community to submit feedback to Elaine Harris ( by May 22, 2015. A memo, the current and revised policy, and research on other institutions can be found […]

Cascades golf coach Bertram to lead Team Canada at Summer Universiade

For the second straight summer, UFV golf coach Chris Bertram will guide Team Canada at a major international tournament. Bertram has been named head coach of the Canadian men’s golf team for the 2015 Summer Universiade, which runs July 3-14 in Gwangju, South Korea. The sprawling multi-sport games will bring together over 12,000 athletes from […]

Cascades women’s soccer team signs Delta midfielder Zacharuk

University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer coach Rob Giesbrecht went back to familiar territory to land his latest high-level recruit. Brittney Zacharuk, a midfielder from Delta who plays her club soccer with Richmond’s TSS Academy, has signed with the Cascades and will join the team for the 2015-16 Canada West season. Zacharuk becomes the […]

Equalities Resource Centre proposal moving forward

News release from the UFV Student Union Society: Equalities Resource Centre proposal moving forward April 13, 2015 – In recent months the SUS and UFV have been approached by several student groups, individual student members, and a few concerned faculty members expressing their desire to see a safe space at UFV which would serve to […]

Tough competition at School of Business Research Day

This year, six research projects were selected to represent some of the best student research occurring within the School of Business. The reports were thoroughly reviewed by the School of Business Research committee, and on Tues, April 7, the students had the opportunity to present their findings to their peers, and be adjudicated by School […]

2015-16 budget forums — video now online

For those unable to attend the budget forum earlier this month, video from both the Abbotsford and Chilliwack forums is now available online. Please visit to view the March 2015 presentations by President Mark Evered and Chief Financial OfficerJackie Hogan. For more information, contact Kristi Mansley at 05/31/2015

“Science Rocks!” camps registration now open (student discount available)

Registration now open for Science Rocks! summer camps. The Faculty of Science offers Science Rocks! summer camp every year in July-August. Designed especially for young people in Grades 4, 5, and 6 (campers going into Grade 4 or 7 are eligible). These camps are great fun and an awesome learning opportunity for campers. visit […]

Artona Grad photography is coming back in May

Artona Grad photography is coming back in May. 2015 grads can book photo session now. Professional photographers from the Artona Group, the official graduation photographer for UFV, will be on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack CEP campus in March for graduate portrait sessions ($15 sitting fee) May 25- 30 – Abbotsford campus Building C, Room 1420 […]

Wierks, Pauls named athletes of the year at Cascades awards banquet

Sarah Wierks and Aaron Pauls were named the University of the Fraser Valley’s athletes of the year on Tuesday evening, as the Cascades athletic department held its annual awards banquet at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre. Wierks, a 6’2” fifth-year centre with the women’s basketball team, was honoured for a historic season. The Chilliwack […]

Daffodil Days are back at UFV — March 23-25

Daffodil Days, the fundraising initiative of the Canadian Cancer Society, are back at UFV March 23-25. UFV student clubs will have booths around campus and will be visiting departments to sell daffodils and collect donations. The UFV Muslims club, UFV Arab Club, and the Baker House Residence Association are taking the lead on this year’s […]

U-District planning course open to all

The Geography and the Environment department is offering a unique course open to students from all majors and programs this spring. Geography 464 — U-District and Land Use Planning is an applied course that will include presentations to the planning consultants working on the Abbotsford campus/U-District plan. May will be lecture-based with June providing time […]

Reaching Out Together: Connections Through Social Work conference at UFV

The Social Work and Human Services department at UFV is currently planning a conference for April 28-May 1, 2015. Participants will learn about indigenous and international practice, anti-oppressive and feminist practice, and sustainable community development in a variety of practice areas such as human trafficking, child welfare, at risk youth, mental health to name a […]

Financial Aid & Awards Tips for March

1: Registration for the summer semester begins soon so remember to set aside $200 for your deposit — fee deferrals are not a given. 2: Start preparing your scholarship and leadership applications — deadline is May 10. Note: This is an online application process. You will be able to access it through MyUFV on March […]

New (old) Alice Display in Chilliwack Library

Alice is in the library. After several years of looking through bubble wrap, Alice from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, is looking out over student efforts in the Chilliwack library. Alice says she’s happy to be back after years in a back cupboard where she could […]

Model in Chilliwack display shows health sciences technology

The model in the Chilliwack library’s display cabinet is showing off how easy it is to use a metabolic cart to estimate the amount of oxygen used by tissues during exercise or at rest. By measuring the amount of oxygen consumed by our cells, we can estimate the amount of energy produced through cellular respiration. […]

April 8 is Student Research Day — Register now!

Student researchers — you are invited to showcase your work by participating in a microlecture, poster presentation, or both. Complete details, poster guidelines, and a registration form are online. Register by Fri Mar 13.–research/student-research-day/ For more information, contact Linda Dahl at 03/16/2015