Author Archive | Dave Pinton

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Eight ways UFV plans to keep you safe on campus this fall

The University of the Fraser Valley is looking forward to welcoming you to the fall semester. And while nearly all classes and instruction will be online, there may be times you just have to come to campus. UFV is committed to three key themes for your safe return to university. Health — your health and […]

Convocation may be postponed, but we’re celebrating our graduates

COVID-19 has caused convocation to be postponed, but UFV is determined to celebrate our incredible graduates over the next 10 days in unique and creative ways. We recognize COVID-19 has stolen the UFV Convocation experience from our students, their families, their supporters, and our faculty and staff. We recognize that until we celebrate in person, […]

UFV flags at half-mast in recognition of plane crash victims

All flags at UFV campuses have been lowered to half-mast today, Wednesday, January 8 until sunset, Sunday, January 12. further notice in recognition and remembrance of the tragic loss of Flight PS752 travelling between Tehran, Iran and Kyiv, Ukraine. There has been significant loss of life, including from other Canadian universities, and UFV extends our […]

UFV participating in BC ShakeOut earthquake drill Oct. 17

UFV is encouraging students, staff, and faculty to participate in the Shakeout BC earthquake drill running Thurs, Oct 17 at 10:17am. At the same time, UFV will test the UFV Alert notification system and the public address systems on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses. No evacuation is necessary. During the ShakeOut drill participants should: Drop […]

A new reality. Virtually visit the new Building K

Curious about what’s happening in UFV’s newest building? You can grab a virtual reality sneak peek of the inside of the completely renovated Building K (the old Finnegan’s) on Wednesday Sept. 11. Stop by the library rotunda in Abbotsford, throw on a pair of Virtual Reality (VR) goggles and get a 3-D tour of the […]

UFV and McDonald’s team up to offer credit toward university credentials

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and McDonald’s Canada are partnering to create new pathways for McDonald’s restaurant managers to pursue university credentials. Prospective students who have completed management training courses at McDonald’s, and who meet UFV’s admission requirements, can receive credit toward one of four options at UFV: a Bachelor of Integrated Studies […]

Dr. Lenore Newman appointed to provincial task force

Dr. Lenore Newman, Canada Research Chair in Food Security and the Environment and Director of the Food and Agriculture Institute at UFV, has been appointed by the government of British Columbia to a newly created Food Security Task Force. This group will explore and advise on technology and innovations aimed at strengthening the agriculture sector […]

UFV names new Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Dr. James Mandigo has been named as Provost and Vice-President, Academic at the University of the Fraser Valley. The Provost is ultimately responsible for setting overall academic priorities in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and the quality of the university’s educational programming. The Provost also oversees the recruitment and retention of outstanding and diverse […]

Alisa Webb appointed Vice-President, Students

Dr. Alisa Webb has been appointed Vice-President, Students at the University of the Fraser Valley. She has held this role on an interim basis since June of 2018 and is the successful candidate of the recently concluded executive search. Dr. Webb was Associate Dean of Students in the College of Arts and a faculty member […]

At 105 (dog) years, Mac the canine counsellor at UFV is retiring

Mac the canine counsellor at the University of the Fraser Valley is calling it a career and retiring after 13 years of helping students cope with post-secondary stress. The 15 year-old golden retriever is the Pacific Assistance Dog Society’s (PADS) longest serving member and has worked alongside registered clinical counsellor Dawn Holt in the UFV […]

UFV launches new Food and Agriculture Institute

The University of the Fraser Valley is launching a dynamic and essential research institute that will advance BC’s agricultural economy and promote a sustainable and prosperous food culture. The Food and Agriculture Institute (FAI) will foster food security through the study of intensive sustainable agricultural land use and develop applied research capacity to supply the […]

UFV to go smoke free

On October 1, 2018, UFV will join many other Canadian universities and go smoke-free. This means all UFV campuses, centres, and grounds will become smoke-free environments. UFV is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community and leading the stewardship of our environment. Providing clean air for everyone who studies, works, and lives […]