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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, […]

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 […]