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Online orientation events and resources preparing students for Fall

As we prepare New Student Orientation for the Fall semester, it’s vitally important to support students with timely, consistent, and clear instructions for the start of the academic year. Collaboration across departments is essential for students’ success, and so we invite all departments to contribute to this essential Orientation programming. Unified The Orientation Team is […]

UFV researching whether physical fitness has impact on COVID-19 severity

Does physical fitness influence COVID-19 symptom severity, symptom duration, and complications? A research team based at the University of the Fraser Valley wants to find out. And they need the cooperation, via an online survey, of people who have had COVID-19. Dr. Jason Brandenburg, an exercise physiology researcher, is leading a team of researchers from […]

UFV CIS student designs website to help local businesses

When UFV Computer Information Studies student Mykal Machon realized that many local small businesses were in trouble because of the temporary closures and social isolation brought on by COVID-19 in mid-March, he wondered if his particular skill set could be of help. Machon, who recently finished his fourth year of studies at UFV, working towards […]

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Eight ways UFV plans to keep you safe on campus this fall

The University of the Fraser Valley is looking forward to welcoming you to the fall semester. And while nearly all classes and instruction will be online, there may be times you just have to come to campus. UFV is committed to three key themes for your safe return to university. Health — your health and […]

UFV celebrates graduates of 2020 in innovative ways

There was little pomp and no ceremony (yet) for UFV’s graduating class this year. Due to COVID-19, the University of the Fraser Valley was forced to postpone its usual June Convocation ceremonies. Despite having to postpone Convocation, UFV still recognized award winners in a variety of ways, and ensured every graduating student received their credential […]

Undergraduate Research Excellence award winners celebrated with video

UFV wasn’t able to host its annual Undergraduate Research Excellence awards in person this year, but the university recognized its winners via video. Garry Fehr, AVP Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies, introduced each winner.  UFV distributed more than $24,000 in award prize funds. Students were nominated by their faculty advisors. There are awards for each […]

UFV announces new Board of Governors Chair and Vice-Chair

The University of the Fraser Valley is very pleased to announce Mr. John C. Pankratz has been elected by the UFV Board of Governors as Board Chair, effective August 1, 2020. “UFV is incredibly fortunate to have such a steadfast and engaged supporter of the University as our incoming Board Chair. We welcome John’s steady […]

Shelby Klassen earns 2020 Governor General’s Bronze Medal with 4.24 GPA

Growing up on a small Yarrow farm planted the seed. Unwavering commitment bore the fruit. Now with her incredible 4.24 GPA, Shelby Klassen has earned UFV’s 2020 Governor General’s Bronze Medal as the highest-achieving student graduating from a diploma program — in this case, Agriculture Technology. “I’ve always been passionate about growing food, knowing where […]

Parenting during a pandemic with the Goertz family

Our sudden collective plunge into working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, often while caring for children who are also home, has been ongoing for three months now at UFV. In honour of Father’s Day, we thought we’d check in with an employee who’s also a father. But then we decided it would be […]

Convocation may be postponed, but we’re celebrating our graduates

COVID-19 has caused convocation to be postponed, but UFV is determined to celebrate our incredible graduates over the next 10 days in unique and creative ways. We recognize COVID-19 has stolen the UFV Convocation experience from our students, their families, their supporters, and our faculty and staff. We recognize that until we celebrate in person, […]