Author Archive | Dave Pinton

ShakeOut and UFV Alert: drop, cover, and hold on

  UFV is participating in The Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 am. UFV Alert delivers important information to cell phones during an emergency or extreme weather event. It will be tested at the same time and if you’re a UFV student, faculty, or staff member, and registered with Alert, you’ll receive […]

Dr. Gabor Maté at UFV – Video

Dr. Gabor Maté brought his unique perspective on addictions and trauma to the University of the Fraser Valley’s Abbotsford campus on Monday, Sept 25. Maté’s presentation was entitled Prisoners of Childhood: Reconciling Justice with Trauma History, Healing and Resilience. In conversation with Maté were people who had experienced trauma, addiction, and incarceration.    

Craig Toews takes on VP External role

Craig Toews has been appointed Vice President, External at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). With 29 years of experience at UFV, Toews brings extensive leadership and a deep understanding of the university environment to this role. Responsible for fostering the UFV brand and heading up key areas including government, community, and corporate relations, […]

UFV’s SUB wins gold

The University of the Fraser Valley’s Student Union Building has officially been certified LEED Gold. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designation recognizes that the Student Union Building (SUB) was designed and built using strategies achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health. These areas include sustainable site development, water […]

New UFV coat of arms features Stó:lô cultural icons and natural elements

UFV’s new coat of arms features symbols of Stó:lô culture, local wildlife, and elements of the Fraser Valley landscape. The coat of arms was unveiled by Chancellor Gwen Point, President Mark Evered, and Miramichi Herald, Manon Labelle at a public ceremony held at the UFV Aboriginal Gathering Place on June 5. Officially granted by the Canadian Heraldic […]

Welcoming vibe nets Global Lounge the UFV Teamwork award

Open a special door at the UFV Abbotsford campus and you might walk into the middle of a salsa dance lesson or a trip through Russia. The Global Lounge within UFV International is a big, friendly mixing bowl — a place where students from Canada and a swath of other countries meet in a busy […]

UFV hosts successful science fair

2017 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair Results Over 50 awards were handed out at the annual Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair held April 4 to 7. Students from 18 schools in the Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, and Mission area came together to compete for prizes and a chance to represent Team BC at the Canada Wide […]

myClass (Blackboard Learn) outage April 25 to May 2 as system moves to cloud

myClass (Blackboard Learn), is moving to the cloud this spring. UFV Information Technology Services (ITS) and Teaching and Learning Centre are preparing to move myClass from an existing site at UFV to a Canadian based data centre. myClass (blackboard learn) will be unavailable from April 25 at 6 pm to May 2. You will not be […]

UFV takes home hardware at BC Skills Competition

UFV trades students earned five medals at the Provincial Skills Canada British Columbia competition held in Abbotsford at Tradex on April 5. UFV students, including high school students who are taking entry level trades training at UFV, won four golds and a silver medal. Medalists: Andrew Drake – Gold, Automation and Control, UFV Clayton Steinbach […]

Short-term coding programs receive $50,000 from government

UFV and nine other post secondaries will each receive $50,000 in targeted funding to create short-term coding programs. These programs are generally less than 12 weeks in length and help students build on knowledge acquired in their undergraduate studies. The intent is to increase employability by providing specialized skills that are in demand by local […]

UFV and province announce $6.5 million for additional trades training space

NEWS RELEASE CHILLIWACK – Students at the University of the Fraser Valley will soon have access to 24,000-square-feet of teaching and shop space for heavy-mechanical and farm-technology programs to meet the growing demands for trades in the community. The $6.5-million project will accommodate students in the heavy-mechanical foundation and apprentice programs at the Canada Education […]

Jonathan Goldstein, author and radio personality, visits UFV

Jonathan Goldstein wraps up CIVL 101.7 FM’s mini-school lecture series with a presentation followed by a question and answer session. He’ll reflect on his career, the practice of making radio and podcasts, and his new show Heavyweight, Goldstein’s writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Believer and GQ. He’s a […]