Author Archive | Dave Pinton

UFV Co-op programs attain national accreditation

A recent study indicates up to 95% of post-secondary students surveyed attend university to increase their earning potential and improve their odds of career success. The University of the Fraser Valley has taken another important step in helping students achieve these goals while assisting employers in hiring students with the right knowledge, skills, and experience. […]

UFV India expands facilities

UFV has added a new facility to its campus in Chandigarh, India. The modern building will host students in the Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computer Information Systems programs. Known for now as B-Block, the building will provide much needed space to accommodate the growing demand for UFV’s programs in India. “We are very […]

UFV set to host athletes and volleyball competition during BC Summer Games

On Thursday, July 21, UFV will host nearly 3000 BC Summer Games student-athletes and officials at the Abbotsford campus as they gather and parade to the BC Summer Games opening ceremony at the Abbotsford Centre. Athletes, coaches, and officials will march across the UFV green to the centre where the ceremony will take place from […]

UFV and PacificSport partner to serve the Fraser Valley

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and PacificSport announced today they are joining forces to provide a variety of innovative services and programs for students, athletes, volunteers, and coaches across the Fraser Valley. PacificSport Fraser Valley serves the community delivering programs and services throughout the full range of sport participation: from the grassroots level […]

UFV hires new energy manager

Blair McFarlane has joined UFV as Energy Manager. Blair comes to the university following energy management roles with the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District and Fraser Health Authority. He holds a Geography degree from the University of Lethbridge and a Sustainable Energy Management certificate from BCIT. “We’re very pleased Blair is joining our group,” said Mark Goudsblom, […]

From hockey to health care — UFV alum leads national association

As a six foot four, 220 pound Western Hockey League defenseman, Scott Ramsay felt right at home patrolling the blue line and delivering big hits. Then his world changed. Instead of throwing body checks during a shift, Scott now dishes out a kind word, a smile, and vital medical care to ailing children at BC […]

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 […]