Author Archive | Dave Pinton

UFV soars at Abbotsford International Airshow

Aerial acrobatics, wing-walkers, precision flying, and high-velocity fun were the name of the game at this year’s Abbotsford International Airshow. As a gold sponsor for the 2015 edition of the show, UFV provided a chalet for industry and community guests, a photo booth in the cockpit of our 727 jet, and plenty of information on […]

BC Government invests in new trades training equipment at UFV

Chilliwack MLA John Martin and Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness announced $192,651 from the province for new trades equipment to support UFV students training for occupations critical to the economy, as part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint. UFV will use the funding to purchase a HVAC trainer, an engine rebuild stand, a 110 tonne shop […]

University of the Fraser Valley accepts Boeing 727 from KF Aerospace

A large, loud donation touched down at the Abbotsford International Airport July 15, when the University of the Fraser Valley received a Boeing 727-200 jet aircraft donated by KF Aerospace (formerly Kelowna Flightcraft). The 727 will be utilized by the next generation of technicians training in UFV’s aerospace programs. After nearly 40 years in service, […]

National Aboriginal Day: a chance for reflection on culture and reconciliation

National Aboriginal Day was Sunday, June 21 Posted on behalf of Shirley Hardman, UFV Senior Advisor on Indigenous Affairs National Aboriginal Day on Sunday, June 21 celebrates the unique heritage and diverse culture of indigenous people — it also presents an opportunity to reflect on the outcomes of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada […]

Convo-posal 2015: a credential and more for one UFV graduate

For student Sasha Morneau, crossing the stage and shaking UFV President Mark Evered’s hand during her convocation ceremony was much more than the end of her undergraduate degree – it was the end of a long and arduous journey. During her time at UFV, Sasha persevered through a series of hurdles that might have stopped […]

Leading in the true spirit of reconciliation

Canada needs to move from “apology to action” according to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The University of the Fraser Valley and like-minded educational institutions will be key leaders in this spirit of true reconciliation. Stó:lō Elder Siyamiateliyot translated reconciliation into Halq’emeylem, as “xwla yetotelo:met qas ye slilekwel” or working towards understanding and […]

UFV School of Business signs on to Principles for Responsible Management Education

The UFV School of Business has committed to adhere to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Established by the United Nations in 2007, the PRME provide a framework for academic institutions to advance the broader cause of corporate social responsibility and incorporate universal values into curricula and research. As a framework, the PRME guide […]

UFV receives Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship funding for urban food systems exchange program

The world’s food supply is under pressure from climate change, population growth, drought, and other changing factors. A University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) study examining the sustainability of food production has received key funding from the recently established Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. The project, entitled Urban Food Systems in Dar […]

UFV business students look to boost attendance at Abbotsford Agrifair

UFV School of Business students recently completed a semester-long market research project aimed at increasing attendance at the Abbotsford Agrifair. The project was part of the Business Research Methods course under the supervision of instructor David Dobson and provided a valuable hands-on learning experience and real client-based work, and helped connect students with a strong […]

UDistrict campus and neighbourhood planning project launched

  ABBOTSFORD April 8, 2015  – The City of Abbotsford and the University of the Fraser Valley are undertaking a collaborative initiative to shape the future of the UDistrict, announced Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun and UFV President, Dr. Mark Evered today. In May of 2012, Abbotsford City Council officially endorsed a 30-year planning concept or […]

UDistrict campus and neighbourhood planning project launching

The University of the Fraser Valley and the City of Abbotsford are undertaking a collaborative initiative that will shape the future of the UDistrict — a vibrant, enriched, and inclusive neighbourhood where creative minds live, work, play, and learn together. In May 2012, Abbotsford City Council officially endorsed a 30-year planning vision for the area […]