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UFV presents Literary Cafe at Harrison Festival of the Arts

UFV’s Literary Café at the Harrison Festival of the Arts offers an intimate opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the west coast’s brightest writers and poets. Join us on July 10 for an evening of summertime stories that celebrate nature in beautiful British Columbia. This year we introduce a vibrant mix […]

Tori Thistlethwaite

Getting a competitive edge with a Public Relations credential

Tori Thistlethwaite had completed her English degree and was ready to jump into a career. But in the competitive job market, she needed to differentiate herself from other job seekers. Originally exploring journalism, Tori looked at UFV’s Public Relations program as a way to gain more flexible expertise that would give her an edge in […]

Nursing Unit Clerk, Kier

A meaningful career as a nursing unit clerk

Editor, server, cook, swim instructor, dance instructor — the list goes on. Kier was ready to trade in a parade of unrelated temporary jobs for a long-term career. “I had a lot of work that was unpredictable and spontaneous, so I was looking for something that would provide more stability in my life, as well […]

Convocation 2017: Friends and families celebrate as thousands graduate from UFV

Families and friends from throughout the Fraser Valley and beyond cheered as graduates crossed the stage at UFV’s Convocation ceremonies on June 6 and 7 at the Abbotsford Centre. More than 2,300 students earned 2,700 credentials during the 2016/17 academic year, including the first graduate of UFV’s new Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program, Alicia […]

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 […]