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10 Aboriginal students receive Irving K. Barber scholarships

Ten UFV students have received Aboriginal student scholarships from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society. Congratulations to Aaron Pete, Alisha Tushingham, Douglas Day, Jeanette LaBerge, Jennifer Janik, Nicholas Point, Emma Crawford, Joseph Ledo, Raynah McIvor, and Whitley Point. The Society has granted just over $1.12 million to 384 Aboriginal students in BC to […]

Mandarin 101 students place third at Chinese Bridge Mandarin singing competition

Congratulations to Nicole Davidson, Geniel Doblados, Jonathan Lim-Bentley, Jade Savjord, Marlowe Ferris and Gelaine Doblados, students of UFV’s Mandarin 101 class who participated in the fifth annual BC Chinese Bridge Mandarin singing contest, held at UBC. Universities from all over the lower mainland were invited to participate in the contest created to stimulate students’ enthusiasm […]

Philosophically-themed cookies consumed at Cookies & Books event

The UFV Philosophy department held a Cookies & Books event recently. Students were invited to browse tables covered with hundreds of high-quality philosophy books, and then take home — at no charge — any they found interesting. As an added incentive, Professor Emeritus Moira Kloster contributed a variety of free philosophically-themed cookies. What is a […]

Spirit Bear coffee kiosk closing on Chilliwack campus

As of Monday, December 5, UFV Food Services will close the Spirit Bear coffee kiosk at the Chilliwack campus at CEP, due to low usage and sales. However, to further complement Food Services on the Chilliwack campus, Dana Hospitality, UFV’s new food services provider, will be offering an expanded Fast and Fresh program at the […]

Hope Centre Study Skills Challenge a success

Hope Centre hosted a Study Skills Challenge for the Fall 2016 semester where students could win weekly prizes for participating and a chance at the grand prize (a stack of gift cards to Hope retailers) for most overall points. To accrue points, students planned their semester homework schedules, demonstrated great attendance rates, took in motivational […]

Winter semester Campus Card issuance

Winter semester Campus Card issuance for students starts January 3, 2017. For information on dates and times please visit For more information, contact Campus Card at 12/10/2016

UFV in photos and stories — Nov 14-18

If you noticed people rocking retro, warm, or wooly sweaters last week, it was all in honour of Sustainable UFV’s Sweater Week, held to raise awareness of the impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions that turning down the heat for a week can have. See Storify summary here.  UFV Theatre’s 7 Stories opens this week. […]

President’s office seeking nominees for honorary degrees

The President’s office is seeking nominations for the 2017 honorary degrees.  Please see the details of the search procedure noted below.  Thank you for any ideas you may have. University of the Fraser Valley — Honorary Degrees UFV employees, students, alumni and members of the Board of Governors may make nominations for the award of […]

UFV in photos — Nov 7-10

UFV welcomed the community to the Student Union Building on Nov 9 at the second annual Town & Gown fundraising dinner. Photos here. As part of International Education Week, students and faculty attended a photo exhibit about last summer’s study tour to Sichuan, China. Photos here. Kinesiology students were on hand on Nov 10 when […]

TLC & ETS — temporary move for renovations

As of November 15, Teaching & Learning, and Educational Technology Services will move to office G159 temporarily during office renovations. For more information, contact Peggy Walker at 11/19/2016 Save Save

Saudelli is new staff rep on Senate

The call for nominations for staff members to serve the remainder three-year term on Senate has ended. Congratulations to Mary Saudelli from Teaching and Learning, for being acclaimed to serve the remainder staff term on Senate to July 31, 2018. For more information, contact Lisa McMartin at 11/08/2016

Winter/Summer 2017 Academic Calendar

The Winter/Summer 2017 Academic Calendar is now the version available at Please contact Amanda Grimson, Calendar editor, if you notice any issues. For more information, contact Amanda Grimson at 11/19/2016

2017/18 budget forums — video now online

For those unable to attend the budget forums earlier this month, video from both of our Abbotsford and Chilliwack forums, is now available online. Please visit to view the October 2016 presentations by President and Vice-Chancellor Mark Evered and Chief Financial Officer Jackie Hogan. For more information, contact Kristi Mansley at 11/15/2016

Mileage rate increases to 52 cents per km

Effective immediately, the reimbursement rate when claiming mileage has changed to $.52/km. For more information on how to claim mileage, visit Travel and Expense Claims.–expense-claims/mileage–transportation/ For more information, contact Kristi Mansley at 11/30/2016

Commuter Alert – November 2016

Some events at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre to be aware of, as they affect traffic and parking congestion on and around campus. Fri, Nov 4 – Marianas Trench Concert: 7:30 pm Wed, Nov 16 – Mamma Mia Musical: 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 18 – Michael W. Smith & Amy Grant Concert: 7 pm […]

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 […]

UFV Focus — a new way of looking at UFV

Here’s a new way of appreciating UFV images and stories: UFV Focus. The online publication shares and showcases images and stories of UFV people such as Roger Friesen, Elaine Malloway, Mike Hildebrand, Alex Reimer, Sukhi Brar, and Reid and Angi Peters. The format of UFV Focus allows for greater appreciation of the photographic work of […]

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 […]

Planning to travel? Mobile roaming services information for UFV phones

If you use a UFV-issued cell phone and are planning a trip that will require mobility roaming, please notify the UFV IT Service Desk 5-10 business days before leaving and specify: your mobility telephone number and carrier your choice in roaming package time period and duration required This will negate any delays in having plans […]

School stress? Life stress? Come talk about it!

Stressed out? We are here to help! Come talk to a fellow student about whatever is on your mind. The Peer Resource & Leadership Centre (PRLC) has trained student volunteers available for one-on-one peer support sessions on a drop-in basis. Please visit us at the Student Life front desk (S1111) in the Student Union Building […]

Academic Integrity, Appeals, and Access to Information

With the separation of the combined University Secretary/Registrar position into two distinct roles, the functions within the Office of Academic Integrity and Appeals will be distributed, as follows: Academic Appeals, Plagiarism and Cheating: the Academic Appeals process will be supported through the Office of the Registrar; this includes information and management of the process, informal […]