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UFV student groups kick off Year of the Horse with a multicultural celebration

The Year of the Horse made a grand entrance at the University of the Fraser Valley on Friday, Jan 31. More than 150 people gathered at U-House on the Abbostford campus to participate in the event. Every year, Chinese students organize festivities to usher the Lunar New Year at UFV. This year, the well-attended event […]

Fact-finding + fire-fighting. Research for safer cities.

UFV researchers analyzed over 5,000 fires for the Surrey Fire Service, to help design the internationally renowned HomeSafe program — saving more lives locally + beyond. The City of Surrey’s HomeSafe project: Evidence Based Fire Reduction Strategy (developed with research conducted by University of the Fraser Valley) was selected as a recipient of the 2013 International City/County Management Association (ICMA) […]

UFV, CEPCO, BC government and donors team up to fund Agriculture centre

UFV has committed $750,000 toward the construction of the first stage of a new BC School of Agriculture on its Chilliwack campus at the Canada Education Park, and two key partners plus community donors have brought that total to $2.2 million. UFV will pay $750,000 of the cost of building the first phase of the […]

Aluminations: Alumni News

Message from the Alumni Association Chair It’s been a busy time these past few months for your Alumni Association and the Alumni Engagement office on campus. We will be watching proudly as more than 1,200 students make the transition to alumni when they walk across the convocation stage this June. We hope you’ll take advantage […]

Success is spelled C-A-S-C-A-D-E-S: UFV’s Athletics enjoys banner year

It’s no longer a question of “Where is Abbotsford?” It’s more like, “Oh no! We have to play the Cascades again?” This year’s version of the UFV Cascades really put the Fraser Valley on the map. UFV Athletics  enjoyed a banner year that included the school’s first-ever women’s CCAA national championship (volleyball), the two basketball […]

UFV + NASA. Looking for signs of life.

UFV researchers are helping NASA understand the environment of odd life forms. Investigating the universe from the bottom of an ancient lake, right here in BC. Working with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is a dream for most scientists. And it’s something a group of UFV students were able to experience during a summer […]

Major donation launches UFV Five Corners

UFV will be a major presence at Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack thanks to a major gift from the BMO Bank of Montreal. BMO Financial group donated its building at the historic Chilliwack location to UFV in early 2013. The university will renovate and refurbish the facility in order to create UFV Five Corners, a […]

Saturday morning Cascades playoff update

Saturday morning Cascades playoff update     Friday brought two wins and a loss to UFV Cascade athletic teams engaged in playoff action. The women’s volleyball team won the first game of the PACWEST championship tournament, earning a berth in Saturday’s final and a trip to the nationals March 7-9. The men’s basketball team won […]

Cascade basketball teams both face Saskatchewan in Canada West quarterfinals

UFV Cascade basketball teams to face Saskatchewan Huskies in Canada West quarterfinals The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades men’s and women’s basketball programs are headed to the 2013 Canada West conference quarterfinal playoffs, in different locations. The women will host the University of Saskatchewan Huskies at the Envision Athletic Centre and the men will […]

UFV greenSPEAK lecture series focuses on environmental issues

When looking at the UFV website, passing by its signage or simply picking up a brochure around campus, the university is overwhelmingly associated with the colour green. This verdant colour is inviting and creates a certain level of expectation around environmental issues such as recycling, composting, and conserving energy. UFV biology instructor Pat Harrison wants […]