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New COVID-19 Public Health orders issued

Dr. Bonnie Henry has issued new health orders specifically for the Coastal Health Region and the Fraser Health region which includes all UFV campuses. These orders are in place from November 8 to November 23. UFV must redouble our efforts to help curb the second wave of the virus and to help protect the health […]

New Risk and Safety Ambassadors help keep campus safe

A new crew is dedicated to helping ensure a safe campus experience in the wake of COVID-19. Wearing blue t-shirts with ‘Be Smart, Keep 2 Meters Apart’ and equipped with clipboards and two-way radios, UFV’s Risk and Safety Ambassadors are educating and encouraging safety habits and physical distancing on UFV campuses. “They’re focusing on areas […]

Winter 2021 semester at UFV will be delivered primarily online

COVID-19 will continue to be a major factor in the educational environment for the foreseeable future. UFV’s number-one priority continues to be the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and our broader community. The University follows the directives of the Provincial Health Officer, Health Canada, and the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills, […]

Alumni Association launches Kindness Matters awards

A little kindness goes a long way, especially in these turbulent times. UFV’s Alumni Association wants to recognize compassion, dedication, and positive contributions to society in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, the association has created the Kindness Matters awards, and invites the public to nominate UFV students or alumni who merit […]

The new normal this autumn at UFV

When the pandemic struck in March 2020, UFV moved learning online. This model continues for fall.  The classroom is virtual and studying occurs at home for nearly all UFV students. Professors adapted courses for the virtual environment. Many faculty made use of resources from UFV’s IT Services department, which ensured the right technology for optimum […]

Remote Working Chronicles — musings from a UFV staff member

Editor’s note: Like people all over the world, UFV employees received a sudden shock in mid-March when many of us started working from home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many of us had never imagined a scenario where we would be based at home for our UFV duties, working remotely from colleagues, and […]

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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 are required to come to campus. UFV is committed to three key themes for your safe return to university. Health — your health and […]

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 […]

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, […]