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Free support for students at PRLC! Let your students know

‘Tis the season for midterms & group projects! Let your stressed-out students know about the PRLC. Tell students to pop by and say hi to our peer leaders at the Peer Resource & Leadership Centre (PRLC). Our peer leaders are student volunteers who are available to listen to whatever is going on in a student’s […]

Marriages: Sheppard + Charbonneau

Congratulations to Joanna Sheppard (Kinesiology) and Celine Charbonneau, who were married at Camp Potlatch on Howe Sound on Sept 23. Brian Justin (Kinesiology) was Joanna’s attendant, and several other colleagues were in attendance.

Congratulations to UFV employee grads from Convo 17

Congratulations to Derek Ward-Hall of Student Recruiting, who earned his Bachelor of Business Administration. Congratulations also to Cherish Forster of the School of Criminology, who earned her General Studies diploma. If you are an employee who earned a credential this year, let us know and we’ll share the good news.

Summer Institute in Teacher Education 2017

The Teacher Education department at the University of the Fraser Valley is once again offering a Summer Institution in Teacher Education (SITE) between July 10 and July 28, 2017 at the Abbotsford campus. We have an exciting lineup of courses tailored specifically for the needs of practising teachers. If you are looking for a student-centred, […]

April 21, 2008: UCFV becomes UFV

On April 21, 2008, then-premier Gordon Campbell visited the Abbotsford campus to announce university status for what had been the University of the Fraser Valley. Can you find yourself in this celebratory photo?

Births — Ezzy Bruce

Congratulations to Ezzy Bruce (Advancement) and husband Dean on the birth of their daughter, Cora Carmen Salazar Bruce. She was born on Thurs, March 30, at Peace Arch Hospital, and weighed 7 lb, 8 oz.  

Commuter Alert — March 2017

Some events at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre to be aware of, as they affect traffic and parking congestion on and around campus. • Thurs, Mar 2 – Tom Cochrane Concert: 8 pm • Sat, Mar 4 – Speed Skating: 8 am • Sun, Mar 5 – Speed Skating: 8 am Daily Parking: Students […]

UFV sponsors Agriculture award at Chilliwack Business Excellence Awards

UFV was the Agricultural Producer award sponsorat the 22nd Chilliwack Business Excellence Awards Gala at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Jan 21. President Mark Evered presented the award to Forstbauer Family Natural Farm. Pictured with him are siblings Natalie and Niklaus Forstbauer. “Thanks to UFV for sponsoring this award and being a fierce leader in agriculture […]

Commuter Alert –January 2017

Some events at the Abbotsford Centre to be aware of, as they affect traffic and parking congestion on and around campus. Sat, Jan 14 –T.I. Concert: 7:30 pm Fri, Jan 27 — Lifeway Christian Women’s Event: 7 pm Sat, Jan 28 — Lifeway Christian Women’s Event: 8:30 am Daily Parking: Students and employees may purchase […]

Renovations to Teaching & Learning area coming

Exciting changes are coming to the offices of Teaching and Learning. Thanks to a government grant, Teaching and Learning will be renovating its space to improve office functions and provide a faculty resource centre designed specifically for faculty. In November, Teaching and Learning, which includes the staff in Educational Technology Services in G106, are moving […]

Online science resources available

A collection of online Science Resources has been developed based on input from faculty in the science areas at UFV. By no means exhaustive, these excellent resource pages provide opportunity for faculty to share their favourite teaching and learning ideas and links. Thanks to Judy Larsen from the Upgrading and University Preparation department for discussing […]

Building Strengths Toolbox available

UFV and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology have put together an Accessibility Tool Kit for faculty and staff to complement the Building Strengths module. This online document is filled with resources and information to assist learning for students with disabilities. Please download the document to your computer and keep it as a resource to […]

In Search of a Home: Works from the UFV permanent art collection

A selection of works on display from the UFV permanent art collection, as well as many others, are available for loan to Abbotsford campus departments (dependent on certain display conditions). Please contact for further information on how to have artworks adopted and installed in your areas S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery – Abby B136 On display through Tues, […]

Exterior light upgrade begins

UFV will be upgrading exterior building and parking lot lights on the Abbotsford campus over the next three months. The work on the exterior building lights should not cause any disruption to building access or operations. The work on the parking lot lights will cause minor parking disruptions as the contractor works their way through […]

Building Strengths module now available to help you improve classroom experience

An online module titled Building Strengths is now available at Created in partnership with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and UFV, this learning resource looks at how to make the classroom experience more accessible to students. Although it focuses on trades and technology fields, the learning gained from this module is applicable to any […]

Time to step up, UFV: Wellness Walk routes posted

Six walking routes have been created, signed, and marked on the UFV Abbotsford campus. UFV Campus Recreation and UFV Facilities have teamed up to create the Wellness Walks project designed to help you attain your health goals and explore walking routes. Just over 15 km of Wellness Walks have been identified through feedback from walkers […]

Introduction to Blogging in WordPress — offered by Continuing Ed

Wondering how to use your Professional Development funds? One option is to sign up for Introduction to Blogging in WordPress to enhance your blog and expand your technical portfolio. Administrative professionals use social media platforms more and more these days. This course will help you with student engagement, event notification. community buy-in, etc. Digital literacy […]

UFV in photos and stories — Alumni golf tourney

The Alumni Association hosted a successful and fun golf tournament, the second annual edition. It raised more than $14,600 in support of Alumni Association bursaries. See Storify summary of social media posts about it here.      

Facilities requests: extra lead time required

Facilities is currently experiencing higher than normal workload volume and we are at capacity for urgent and immediate requests. We’re working hard to respond to all requests as soon as we possibly can. Please help us complete your work in a timely fashion by providing as much lead-time as possible when requesting work or assistance […]

When Heather met Alex… stories from Writes of Passage blog

There are numerous married couples among the faculty and staff at UFV. This is the origin story of one of them: Heather McAlpine and Alex Wetmore of the English department, now happily married and proud parents to two little girls. But once, they were undergrads, brought together by a love of literature. Heather shared their […]

What’s Your Story? Library display and event coming up this fall

Have you ever wondered if you were a book what your title would be? We’re looking for “books” for our UFV Chilliwack human library display and event. You can nominate yourself or someone else. Our mission is to present unique experiences that challenge peoples’ understanding of stereotypes and educate people on diversity. Our criteria is […]

Employee emergency contact information required

Human Resources is requesting that all UFV employees provide an emergency contact. This can be done by: 1. logging on to the myufv portal 2. Select the Personal Information tab on the left hand side bar 3. Select Update Emergency Contacts 4. Select new contact and add appropriate information Please note you can have more […]