Author Archive | Darren McDonald

UFV community asked for input through strategic planning survey

Students, faculty, alumni, and staff are being asked to offer important input through a survey as the university continues gathering information through the four phases of its integrated strategic planning process. “The feedback of our community members is vital to the integrated strategic planning process,” says UFV Provost and VP Academic Dr. James Mandigo, emphasizing […]

UFV announces new Board of Governors Chair and Vice-Chair

The University of the Fraser Valley is very pleased to announce Mr. John C. Pankratz has been elected by the UFV Board of Governors as Board Chair, effective August 1, 2020. “UFV is incredibly fortunate to have such a steadfast and engaged supporter of the University as our incoming Board Chair. We welcome John’s steady […]

Shelby Klassen earns 2020 Governor General’s Bronze Medal with 4.24 GPA

Growing up on a small Yarrow farm planted the seed. Unwavering commitment bore the fruit. Now with her incredible 4.24 GPA, Shelby Klassen has earned UFV’s 2020 Governor General’s Bronze Medal as the highest-achieving student graduating from a diploma program — in this case, Agriculture Technology. “I’ve always been passionate about growing food, knowing where […]

Building Renewal Project continues through COVID-19

Remote learning might mean classrooms are empty, but it’s business as (almost) usual for UFV’s ongoing Building Renewal Project. Construction crews are still on site, drastically improving Building A-East. Contracted workers are adhering to COVID-19 rules, allowing only two people at a time in the office trailer, which is washed multiple times a day. Workers […]

UFV fundraising drive steers parking fees into student assistance fund

Even while working from home, UFV employees are still finding a way to help students by donating their monthly parking fees to assist those in need. The idea was proposed by a staff member during roundtable discussions at a recent UFV Emergency Operations Committee meeting. Almost immediately, staff and faculty jumped on board. As of […]

Anti-violence Moose Hide Gathering Feb 24

Although all people, regardless of gender identity or expression, may experience violence and abuse, Indigenous women and children are disproportionately impacted. This February, UFV will be taking a stand to prevent violence against women and children by participating in the Moose Hide Campaign. From Feb. 10-27, UFV students, staff, and faculty may learn more about […]

Better-than-OK Boomers strengthen bodies and connections through UFV Kinesiology testing

Bridging the gap between Boomers and Generation Z was a stretch — literally – when 35 Kinesiology members put nine ElderCollege seniors through their paces, all in the name of interpersonal experiential learning at UFV’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park. The collaboration launched after Dr. Jason Brandenburg decided his KIN 462 class (Advanced Exercise […]

Classrooms shift into Building K

High ceilings, helpful guides, hot chocolate and bright hallways welcomed students, staff and faculty to UFV’s newly renovated Building K on Monday, Nov. 4.  (See video here.) As the next stage in UFV’s Building Renewal Project, a total of 10 classrooms, two drop-in student labs, and one meeting room shifted into the renewed building (former […]

Building Renewal Project advances with move to Building K

The next stage in UFV’s Building Renewal Project on the Abbotsford campus launches with several classrooms moving from Building A into Building K on Monday, Nov. 4. A total of 10 classrooms, two drop-in student labs, and one meeting room are shifting into the renovated and renewed Building K (former Finnegan’s restaurant), bringing students, staff, […]