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Dr. Mark Evered

Evered’s term as UFV president extended to 2017

The University of the Fraser Valley’s Board of Governors has renewed Dr. Mark Evered’s term as president and vice-chancellor through to June 30, 2017. “The Board was unanimous in its decision to extend the president’s contract,” says Barry Delaney, chair of the UFV Board of Governors. “A survey of students, employees and community members reflected […]

UFV geography students answer ‘core’ questions: watch the video

  UFV geography students are helping to solve the mystery of how the Fraser Valley environment has changed through time. Students spend time in the field, on a flood plain, and in the lab, and working with c-c-cold core samples. And they are sure to dress appropriately! Watch this video of student recruiter Holly and […]

Classroom in the sky: watch the UFV aviation program video

Get a behind-the-scenes look at our aviation program with student recruiter Holly. She shows you the flight simulators, and then somehow manages to fly an actual plane. Yes, in the sky. Seriously! And you can, too. Put on your aviator sunglasses, and buckle up. Watch the video here. For more information about UFV’s aviation programs […]

Show us your pearly whites! Watch the UFV dental assistant program video

Become a dental assistant, and develop freakishly good skills at understanding patients who talk with a mouth full of suction and fluoride. That’s right! UFV student recruiter Holly demonstrates in this video that is sure to give you a toothy grin. Watch it here. For more information about UFV’s dental assistant program at the Chilliwack […]

Sunny Fall day on the UFV Abbotsford campus.

Student spaces still available at UFV for Fall 2013 semester

If you’re considering going to UFV this Fall, but haven’t applied yet, you should do so now. Most programs are accepting applications until July 26 to begin your studies this September. And if the program you want is full, you can still apply now for the January 2014 semester, or the program’s next available start […]

UFV's Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Award trophy

UFV wins Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Award for reflective workforce

The University of the Fraser Valley was proud to receive the 2013 Reflective Workforce Award at Abbotsford Community Services’ Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards in March. The event featured guest speaker The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, and recognized five award-winners in different categories. Diane Griffiths, associate vice-president of human resources, accepted […]

Dr. Vladimir Dvoracek

Vlada Dvoracek to head Institutional Research and Integrated Planning

Dr. Vladimir Dvoracek is UFV’s new Associate Vice President, Institutional Research and Integrated Planning. The role combines two previously separate portfolios into one. “I look forward to working with administration, faculty, and staff to use data analysis to move the university forward,” said Vlada. “It’s about providing context, not just the numbers. We must never […]

UFV students to vote on Abbotsford-Chilliwack campus shuttle proposal

Getting from A to B (or in this case, C) may become a whole lot easier in the near future. The UFV Student Union Society is holding a referendum on the question: Do you support an up to $6.75 per semester Chilliwack-to-Abbotsford transit fee to secure mass transit between Chilliwack and Abbotsford for our students? […]

UFV adult literacy community partnership programs receive provincial funding

On Monday, BC’s Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology John Yap chose Abbotsford Community Services as the location to announce $2.4 million to support 68 projects across the province in 2012-13, under the Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP). One of the projects is a partnership between the University of the Fraser Valley and Abbotsford […]

BC Secondary School Math Contest at UFV

Young mathematicians compete at UFV math contest

Submitted by Ian Affleck, Mathematics and Statistics department. On Friday, May 4, the University of the Fraser Valley’s Mathematics and Statistics department hosted its 15th annual final round of the BC Secondary Schools Math Contest.  With 108 students from 19 schools participating in 2012, UFV’s final round continues to be the most well attended in […]

TEP Round Table

UFV hosts its first Teacher Education Roundtable

Submitted by Barbara Salingré, educational advisor, Teacher Education program.   The Teacher Education department together with the Dean of Professional Studies, Dr. Rosetta Khalideen hosted a Teacher Education Roundtable at the Abbotsford campus on May 3 and 4, 2012. This was the first time UFV was the host to members of faculties of education from […]