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Teacher Ed offers summer institute for current teachers

The Teacher Education department at the University of the Fraser Valley is once again offering a Summer Institution in Teacher Education (SITE) between July 10 and July 28, 2017 at the Abbotsford campus. We have an exciting lineup of courses tailored specifically for the needs of practising teachers. If you are looking for a student-centred, […]

UFV offers conference for administrative professionals

Develop and enhance your administrative skills! Gain the building blocks to manage your career successfully and prepare to take the next step. This conference is perfect for administrative assistants in any field, including health, law, education, business, and more. We have a great line-up of sessions to help you enhance and grow your skill set […]

Coding program offers hands-on experience in tech sector

Want to gain industry experience and improve your coding skills? UFV has teamed up with the Ministry of Advanced Education to offer short-term training to prepare recent graduates for jobs requiring coding-related skills. The one-month program begins May 1 and will be offered at UFV Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack. Thanks to special one-time government […]

Welder Evander Boudreau

Food service worker launches a new career in welding

A leap into the unknown “I knew if I didn’t make a change I would regret it for the rest of my life.” Evander Boudreau could no longer ignore the fact that it was time for a new direction. “I lost the passion for my work,” he says. “To be honest, not enjoying my job […]

Ben Meyer, UFV paralegal student

Paralegal studies the right path forward

The missing piece After 10 years at Golden Oak Corporate Services Ltd., Ben Meyer had become someone others trusted to do quality work; he began seeing opportunities to take on more responsibility. Quality professional training was the missing piece he needed to take his career to the next level. Finding the right program in the […]

UFV launches Centre for Creative Development to help hone digital skills

Communication has never been more visual than it is in the digital age. The University of the Fraser Valley recognizes this and wants to help you improve your visual communication skills through its new Centre for Creative Development. “Photographs, logos, GIFs, and other visual elements are used everywhere to communicate, from ads to brochures to […]

UFV brings Literary Cafe and Evening of Theatre to Harrison Festival

UFV is once again collaborating with the Harrison Festival of the Arts to present two nights of entertainment in the Harrison Memorial Hall on Mon, July 11 and Tues, July 12. On Monday it’s the annual Literary Cafe, and on Tuesday, UFV theatre students will present plays, mostly from this year’s Directors’ Showcase. Below are […]

Gaylene deGroot

The great midlife leap

It takes courage to dream big when you’re the only wage earner and your family depends on you. Ask Gaylene deGroot. For more than 20 years, she had been working long and irregular hours as a care aide. It paid the bills, but there was little to no potential for career development. “I had enough,” […]

Medical Office Assistant, Kristin Candy

Medical Office Assistant grows in skills and passion

When her supervising physicians asked Kristin Candy to enrol in a newly developed Advanced Medical Office Assistant (AMOA) program, she did not know that her career was about to take an unexpected twist. An esthetician by trade, Kristin had completed her Medical Office Assistant (MOA) training in 2013 while at home caring for her two […]

Money available if improved education is your goal for 2016

The start of a new year often inspires self-improvement, but can also involve a cash crunch that comes right after the holiday spending spree. Thanks to grant money now available for students entering UFV’s Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) programs, financial help can be available for those looking to improve their life by upgrading their […]