Author Archive | Dave Pinton

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 […]

UFV offers glimpse of bright future at BC Tech Summit

Robots, bluetooth muscle measurement, and hi-tech recruits — the UFV presence at the BC Technology Summit 2018 (BCTECH) provided employers, future students, and industry representatives a look at the future at UFV. The university had three displays at the third annual tech conference held at the Vancouver Trade and Convention centre May 14-16. Automation and […]

Hodges new Dean of Health Sciences at UFV

Dr. Alastair Hodges has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at UFV. As an associate professor in Kinesiology, Hodges most recently held the positions of Department Head of Kinesiology and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at UFV. He previously held faculty positions at Dalhousie University and the University of […]

Security update regarding unwanted touching

For immediate Release: ABBOTSFORD, BC: March 28, 2018 14:28 pm The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) has reported two incidents of unwanted sexual touching that occurred on the university’s Abbotsford campus to the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) who have issued a request for public assistance on this matter today. On Tuesday, March 20, UFV […]

UFV study indicates double risk of cancer fatality for firefighters

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is releasing a new study recommending the creation of a national firefighter wellness surveillance system to help address soaring cancer rates and other key firefighter health risks. In comparison to 2013 Statistics Canada data on all causes of fatality in the general population, cause of death in firefighters […]

New UFV.ca home page launched

The UFV Web team in University Relations has launched a new look for the UFV.ca home page. As the front door of our web presence, this very visible page is a significant milestone in a much bigger project through which 96 out of 175 UFV sites have been redesigned and published. The last major overhaul of […]

CityStudio a matchmaker between City and UFV

UFV and the City of Abbotsford are launching CityStudio, an initiative tackling civic challenges by combining the creative energy of students with the know-how of city staff. UFV students will work directly with the city to solve an array of real-world problems including reducing litter in parks, beautifying utilities, and creating engaging public spaces. By launching […]