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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Message from the UFV and FSA Presidents: Join us for UFV’s United Way campaign kickoff

Dear Colleagues, The United Way campaign for 2016 is about to launch at UFV, marking the 33rd consecutive year of staff and faculty support for the United Way. We both give personally to this campaign. Will you give, too? Join us, along with Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz and Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun, for the United … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

UFV to mark National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Dec 5

A message from President Mark Evered: UFV students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends, It is with deep sadness that we recall the murder of 14 women on this day 25 years ago at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. This year, … Read more

United Way 2014 — Joint letter from President Mark Evered and FSA President Vicki Grieve

Dear Faculty and Staff: The United Way Campaign for 2014 is about to launch at UFV, marking the 31st consecutive year of staff and faculty support for the United Way. United Way of the Fraser Valley supports 24 community partners and 11 local programs throughout an area stretching from 272nd Street in Aldergrove to Boston … Read more

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.  … Read more