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New mission, values, and vision for UFV

Last fall, UFV embarked on a community-wide conversation about our future – specifically, about reshaping and redefining our organizational values, mission, and vision. Thank you for your input. It has been consistent, intelligent, thoughtful (and thought provoking), and heartfelt. The steering committee and the working group have engaged university stakeholders: students, faculty, staff, alumni, industry […]

Powerful panel trio for International Women’s Day at UFV

There will be some high-achieving women on hand at the University of the Fraser Valley on March 8 for International Women’s Day. Award-winning journalist and 2018 UFV honorary doctorate recipient Dr. Kim Bolan, award-winning author Robyn Maynard, and Indigenous political science professor Dr. Gina Starblanket will share their perspectives and personal and professional experiences. This […]

Collaborative approach to teaching and learning focus of guest lecture

A leading innovator in approaches to teaching will share his insights at the University of the Fraser Valley on Feb 27. Dr. Peter Looker is the next speaker in the President’s Leadership Lecture Series. His presentation will take place at 4:30 pm in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (B101). Admission is free and the public […]

Canadian soccer star Sophie Schmidt to visit UFV Feb 8

One of Abbotsford’s star citizens will visit the University of the Fraser Valley on February 8 to share her experiences from the world of women’s soccer. UFV recognized Sophie Schmidt with an honorary doctorate at its Convocation ceremonies last June, but commitments with the Canadian women’s national soccer team prevented her from accepting it in […]

Linguist Strang Burton to speak on revitalizing Halq’eméylem at UFV on Jan 24

At its Convocation ceremonies last June, the University of the Fraser Valley conferred an honorary degree on Siyamiyateliyot Elizabeth Phillips, the last surviving fluent speaker of Upriver Halq’eméylem, the language of the Stó:lō people. Professional linguists have played a vital role in assisting community members and Elders such as Siyamiyateliyot in helping the Stó:lō to […]

Nominate someone great! UFV seeking nominations for a variety of awards and honours

Nominate someone great! At UFV, we believe in honouring excellence and recognizing outstanding achievement and service. To do so, we need your help in the form of nominations. Let us know who deserves to be recognized! UFV is currently seeking nominations for the following awards and honours in the categories of Faculty Excellence, Employee Service […]

President and Chancellor visit UFV India in Chandigarh

UFV President Joanne MacLean and Chancellor Andy Sidhu touched down in Chandigarh in early November for their first visit to UFV India. Along with their partners Maureen Murphy and Pritam Sidhu, the president and chancellor had a jam-packed agenda for their week-long visit. While in India they visited  the Golden Temple in Amritsar, toured UFV […]

UFV looking into housing options and developing housing strategy

UFV wants to hear from you about the future of housing on campus. Earlier this year the provincial government announced that post-secondary institutions will be able to take on debt of up to $450 million system-wide to build new post-secondary housing. Institutions are invited to submit business plans, addressing criteria that align with government goals, […]

UFV purchases former Finnegan’s property

The Abbotsford campus will gain some much needed space thanks to a recent purchase by UFV of the former Finnegan’s Pub and Phoenix Ballroom facilities and land. UFV has arranged to purchase the 1.6 acre property and building from the Esposito family for $9.85 million. The university is carefully evaluating the property for both and […]

UFV to go smoke free

On October 1, 2018, UFV will join many other Canadian universities and go smoke-free. This means all UFV campuses, centres, and grounds will become smoke-free environments. UFV is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community and leading the stewardship of our environment. Providing clean air for everyone who studies, works, and lives […]

Jacqueline Toering joins UFV as Director of Risk and Safety

Jacqueline Toering has joined UFV in the new position of Director of Risk and Safety. This role brings together responsibility for risk management and safety, incorporating the portfolios of security, emergency management, environmental health and safety, and enterprise risk management under one director who reports to Chief Financial Officer/Vice President Administration Betty Poettcker. Toering brings […]