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Nominate someone great for 2020 UFV awards

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 Excellence, and Honorary […]

James Mandigo settling in to new Provost and VP Academic role

Dr. James Mandigo has come a long way to take up the role of Provost and VP Academic at the University of the Fraser Valley, but in many ways he’s already feeling at home. “UFV is a great fit with my own values around the role of a university in a community,” he notes. UFV’s […]

Eric Davis looks back on decade as Provost

Dr. Eric Davis arrived at UFV at an exciting time. Davis, who winds up his term as Provost this month and will return after an administrative leave as Special Advisor to the President, took some time recently to reflect on his 27 years at UFV and his decade as Provost and Vice President Academic. Davis […]

Goodrich new Chairperson UFV Board of Governors

Justin P. Goodrich is the new Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the University of the Fraser Valley, effective August 1, 2019. Goodrich will be the 14th UFV Board Chair. He succeeds John Pankratz, whose term expired this summer. UFV’s Board of Governors includes volunteer members appointed by government and elected faculty, staff, and […]

UFV phasing out cash payment for tuition, student fees, and housing rental fees

Changes are coming to how UFV students pay their tuition and other fees. On September 3, 2019 UFV will begin to phase out acceptance of cash payments for student tuition, student fees, and housing rental fees. Eliminating cash helps preserve the integrity of the post-secondary financial process, supports the safety and security of students’ payments, […]

UFV seeks nominations for Betty Urquhart Community Service award

Do you know an unsung hero? You know the type: they work hard making our community a better place through their volunteerism, with little or no recognition. And they’re not expecting any. But wouldn’t it be nice to give them some? Consider nominating them for the UFV Betty Urquhart Community Service award. Every year, the […]

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 […]