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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 […]

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, […]

Class of 2020 nurses launch careers in a pandemic

Who would have guessed that the nursing class of 2020 would find themselves working in a pandemic in their first few months of practice? Amy Mueller and her classmates finished their Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of the Fraser Valley this past December, and were due to attend Convocation at UFV in […]

Nursing alumna leads key teams in COVID-19 fight in North Vancouver

A key skill for being a good manager is the ability to adapt to challenges, and to lead your team through them. Given that she is program manager of emergency, intensive care, and acute respiratory services at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, Surjeet Meelu has had her skills tested in a big way since […]

Giving Tuesday Now campaign brings in more than $93,000 to help students

Friends and supporters of UFV helped raise more than $93,000 to help students whose lives have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many UFV students have been laid off from their part-time jobs or have seen their summer employment prospects disappear. Giving Tuesday has traditionally been a day to encourage philanthropy that takes place […]

Make Mother’s Day special with Chef Sian’s menu

If you are lucky enough to have your mother in your bubble during this pandemic-era Mother’s Day, we have some brunch tips for you, courtesy of Chef Sian Hurley of the UFV Culinary Arts program. And even if you can’t be with your mom in person, you could make the scones and drop them off […]

Tips for teaching your kids at home during COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has turned many of us into home schooling families. In honour of National Teacher Day, Dr. Vandy Britton, head of UFV’s Teacher Education department, passes along some tips for parents and children suddenly faced with learning from home and online.     Here’s the list: Create a structure or routine together that […]

Teacher candidates adapt to sudden switch to virtual classroom

Before schools paused for spring break on March 13, UFV Bachelor of Education student Tsandlia Van Ry was living her dream of becoming a teacher. She was posted to Vedder Elementary in Chilliwack, close to her Skowkale First Nation traditional home. Van Ry, who also holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from UFV, had completed just […]