Author Archive | Anne Russell

Goodrich new Chairperson UFV Board of Governors

Justin P. Goodrich is the new Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the University of the Fraser Valley, effective August 1, 2019. Goodrich will be the 14th UFV Board Chair. He succeeds John Pankratz, whose term expired this summer. UFV’s Board of Governors includes volunteer members appointed by government and elected faculty, staff, and […]

UFV phasing out cash payment for tuition, student fees, and housing rental fees

Changes are coming to how UFV students pay their tuition and other fees. On September 3, 2019 UFV will begin to phase out acceptance of cash payments for student tuition, student fees, and housing rental fees. Eliminating cash helps preserve the integrity of the post-secondary financial process, supports the safety and security of students’ payments, […]

UFV is dropping the bag – plastic bags, that is

UFV is dropping the bag — plastic bags, that is. The UFV Bag-be-Gone initiative will reduce the amount of plastic entering the waste stream by eliminating the purchase and distribution of single-use plastic bags, starting August 1, 2019. This means that the UFV Bookstore will no longer offer single-use plastic bags to customers. Other departments […]

Explore university from a kids-eye view at UFV Chilliwack this summer

Explore university from a kids-eye view at UFV Chilliwack this summer It’s midsummer. Is boredom creeping in to your kids’ days? Send them to university for a week! The University of the Fraser Valley offers a variety of day camps to choose from. The Explore UFV camps offer a particularly intriguing way for kids to […]

UFV seeks nominations for Betty Urquhart Community Service award

Do you know an unsung hero? You know the type: they work hard making our community a better place through their volunteerism, with little or no recognition. And they’re not expecting any. But wouldn’t it be nice to give them some? Consider nominating them for the UFV Betty Urquhart Community Service award. Every year, the […]

Community celebrates as more than 2,400 students graduate from UFV

Years of hard work and study culminated in celebration for graduates, families, and friends at the University of the Fraser Valley at its June 4 and 5 Convocation ceremonies, held at the Abbotsford Centre. More than 2,400 students graduated with more than 2,800 credentials this year, with approximately 1,350 of them crossing the stage over […]