Author Archive | Dave Pinton

UFV nursing students succeeding in tough test environment

Before graduating, UFV Bachelor of Science in Nursing students must pass a licensing exam known as the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination). January 2015 marked the first time this particular exam was written by Canadian nursing students as part of the process of becoming a licensed nurse in Canada. In general, BC students perform consistently […]

UFV seeks feedback on Abbotsford Campus Master Plan

What will the Abbotsford UFV campus of the future look like and how will it grow beyond its current footprint? Will buildings on the campus be limited to three stories or reach skyward to seven or eight? Would a natural amphitheater be used more than an open space on the UFV green? Where will bike […]

UFV forges unique Aboriginal and academic partnership

Mark Point has been appointed Chair of the newly formed Indigenization Committee of Senate at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). The prominent Sto:lo member, educator, and author has been involved with Indigenization of the curriculum and the culture of UFV since 2005. UFV Indigenous studies professor Wenona Victor has been named Vice-Chair and […]

Partnerships with biggest and best in China yield opportunities and a Canadian first

During International Education week, the University of the Fraser Valley expanded and deepened connections with China through several landmark initiatives. These partnerships will provide students opportunities in the fields of aviation, agriculture, criminology, social work, kinesiology, psychology, continuing education, and more. “With the increasing globalization of work, study, and economies,” said Mark Evered, president of […]

UFV launches centre to turn business ideas into reality

Budding entrepreneurs looking to turn their brainstorms into reality are invited to access a new resource at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). The School of Business at UFV has launched the Entrepreneurship and Process Innovation and Incubation Centre, or EPIIC for short. UFV has partnered with the Discovery Foundation to provide funding and […]

Mennonite society and UFV: partners in peace studies

It was a sweet evening of celebration for the University of the Fraser Valley and the Mennonite Faith and Learning Society (MFLS) at Friesen House, the residence of UFV President Mark Evered. An informal evening of delicious desserts, fellowship, and speeches culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – one that broadens […]

Would you know what to do? UFV Alert test coming soon

At 10:15 on Thursday, October 15 UFV will test UFV Alert: the emergency notification system designed to keep you and the UFV community connected with key information during an emergency or severe weather closure. During the test, you will receive a message on your phone or device if you have registered with UFV Alert. Please […]

Town and Gown Fundraising dinner

The inaugural Town & Gown Fundraising Dinner takes place on Thursday, November 12. Proceeds from this unique UFV Advancement event will fund scholarships for exemplary students. The following is from David Leis, director of Advancement at UFV: I‘m writing as a colleague to extend a special invitation to you. It’s truly amazing to be a […]

UFV hosts AbbyFest 2015

AbbyFest 2015 will be held on the Green at UFV’s Abbotsford campus on Saturday, September 26  from 2 pm until 8 pm. This will be the first time UFV hosts Abbotsford’s multicultural festival — now entering its eighth season. In previous years the event has been held in the Ag-Rec Building in Abbotsford Exhibition Park. […]

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, […]