Author Archive | Dave Pinton

Wherever you are, get ready to ShakeOut BC

UFV is encouraging all students, staff, and faculty to participate in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, October 15 at 10:15am. While the majority of UFV students, faculty, and staff are studying or working remotely, it’s important to adapt this emergency skill to your environment, and practice in a COVID-safe way, be […]

Winter 2021 – a message for UFV students

  A message from Dr. Alisa Webb, UFV Vice-President, Students Thank you for approaching your education this Fall with determination, enthusiasm, and an open mind. We know this transition may not have been easy for you and we appreciate that you have persevered and are continuing your studies with UFV. As you probably know, COVID-19 […]

Winter 2021 semester at UFV will be delivered primarily online

COVID-19 will continue to be a major factor in the educational environment for the foreseeable future. UFV’s number-one priority continues to be the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and our broader community. The University follows the directives of the Provincial Health Officer, Health Canada, and the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills, […]

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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 are required to come to campus. UFV is committed to three key themes for your safe return to university. Health — your health and […]

UFV SASI receives $1.14 million in funding from the province

The South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley (SASI) with support from the Abbotsford Community Foundation has received $1.14 million in funding from the Province of BC to deliver Haq and History: A Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project. The funding allows SASI to continue work showcasing past and present contributions of the Punjabi […]

UFV and FSA ratify new collective agreement

The UFV Board of Governors and the UFV Faculty Association (FSA) have ratified the 2019-2022 Collective Agreement under the provincial government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. The mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation. The agreement includes: A three-year term, expiring March 31, 2022; Annual general annual wage increases of […]

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 […]