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Minister announces expanded coding training funding to support tech sector

Building on the #BCTECH Strategy, Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson today announced $500,000 in funding to expand short-term computer coding courses to nine public post-secondary institutions. In March 2015, five public post-secondary institutions each received targeted one-time funding of $50,000. The funding supported short-term coding pilot programs tailored to meet local tech-industry needs and job […]

Support available in wake of Florida shooting

After the horrific event of the Orlando Florida nightclub shooting, some students may experience a traumatic stress reaction. If you are a UFV student and feel distress over this event and need support, please visit Student Services in Abbotsford or Chilliwack (locations and contact information). UFV Counselling services are also available to help (locations and […]

UFV invests in learning innovation

The University of the Fraser Valley will invest $1.5 million to support new initiatives in teaching and learning. UFV is well placed to embrace the latest knowledge and technological advancements in the development of leading-edge and inclusive teaching and learning strategies that will benefit all students and, in turn, enrich our economies and communities. This […]

Luigi Aquilini, Halldor Bjarnason, Linda Frimer, and George Peary to receive honorary doctorates at UFV Convocation

Four Canadians who exemplify leadership and excellence will receive honorary doctorates from the University of the Fraser Valley this spring. Business titan Luigi Aquilini, lawyer and Paralympian Halldor Bjarnason, artist and activist Linda Frimer, and educator and community leader George Peary will each be honoured at one of UFV’s four convocation ceremonies on June 2 […]

Pro D day for staff and faculty on May 4

All UFV Faculty and Staff are invited to submit proposals for workshops as part of PD Day 2016, which will be held on May 4 on UFV’s Abbotsford campus. The theme of PD Day 2016 is Connect/Learn/Grow: Connect — build inter-department connections with colleagues from across UFV to promote student success. Learn — discover new […]

UFV hires CIO

UFV has new Chief Information Officer Darin Lee joins the University of the Fraser Valley as Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective March 7, 2016. Lee brings extensive university experience leading enterprise-level information system initiatives and aligning strategic organizational goals with innovative technology-based solutions. He is an exceptional communicator with a strong reputation for building collaborative […]

UFV 2015 year in review: new Chancellor, new SUB, continued commitment to excellence

UFV is a leader in the social, cultural, and economic development of the Fraser Valley and beyond. Here are a few highlights from 2015 (photos): Dr. Gwen Point was installed as Chancellor, replacing founding Chancellor Brian Minter Approximately 2,550 credentials (bachelor’s and master’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates) were awarded at four Convocation ceremonies, one of […]

Community approach creates vibrant learning environment at UFV Hope Centre

President Mark Evered recently attended the UFV Hope Centre and enjoyed a morning with faculty, staff, and students at a Christmas cookie social organized by centre coordinator Michelle Vandepol. Evered chatted with students, asking about their courses and goals and came away with a real sense of the tightly-knit community the centre has become. As […]

UFV hosting Literatures of the Fraser Valley conference March 5

British Columbia has long been a beacon for storytellers’ imaginations, and while the lion’s share of critical attention to the literary culture of British Columbia seems to often rest on Vancouver, the Fraser Valley’s own literary community is as vibrant as ever. That vibrancy will be on display on Thurs, March 5, as UFV hosts […]