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Dr. Dhami establishes eighth endowed award at UFV

Abbotsford’s Dr. Malwinder S. Dhami just can’t help himself – he is a self-professed giving addict who likes to help students to further their education. Dhami, a local dentist, just established his eighth endowed leadership award at the University of the Fraser Valley, this time in support of students in Agriculture. Maan Farms of Abbotsford […]

New scholarship recognizes key role of nurses in health care

When family can’t be there, nurses fill the gap. They are trained professionals who tend to patients’ pressing medical needs, but they also provide important compassionate human contact at times of great stress and uncertainty. Because nurses in the Fraser Valley provided excellent care to her late parents when they were in full care and […]

UFV fundraising drive steers parking fees into student assistance fund

Even while working from home, UFV employees are still finding a way to help students by donating their monthly parking fees to assist those in need. The idea was proposed by a staff member during roundtable discussions at a recent UFV Emergency Operations Committee meeting. Almost immediately, staff and faculty jumped on board. As of […]

Historian Jean Barman to speak about Abbotsford legend Irene Kelleher — Feb 10

Governor General Award-winning author Jean Barman will present a talk about Abbotsford teacher Irene Kelleher at the University of the Fraser Valley on February 10. In her new book, Invisible Generations: Living Between Indigenous and White in the Fraser Valley (Caitlin Press), Barman explores the history of the region and the prejudice people of mixed Indigenous and […]

RBC donation boosts career education at UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley wants to ensure that all students have the chance to integrate career-related planning and experience into their education. And RBC’s Future Launch program is helping to achieve that goal with a $300,000 donation from RBC Foundation to the newly created UFV Centre for Experiential and Career Education (CECE). The […]

Town & Gown event generates $245,462 to help UFV students

The University of the Fraser Valley welcomed supporters from the community to the Abbotsford campus on November 13 for Town & Gown, a fundraising dinner that celebrated the transformational power of a UFV education. At the end of the evening, a grand total of $245,462 had been raised to support scholarships, bursaries, and enhanced learning […]

Coast Capital Savings supports UFV students through increased funding of PRLC

UFV’s Coast Capital Peer Resource and Leadership Centre exists to help students help other students. And the ongoing support of Coast Capital Savings helps them do it. The Coast Capital PRLC‘s mandate is to provide holistic help for students. At the PRLC, student peer leaders help students in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space by […]

Anita Nielsen new Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Anita Nielsen has joined the University of the Fraser Valley as Executive Director, Advancement and Alumni Relations. She comes to UFV from KCI Ketchum Canada, where she was a senior search and philanthropy consultant. Prior to this role Anita held increasingly senior positions with the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, culminating as Associate Vice […]

UFV welcomes community at Town and Gown 2018

The University of the Fraser Valley welcomed supporters from the community to the Abbotsford campus on November 14 for Town and Gown, a fundraising dinner that celebrated the transformational power of a UFV education. Community guests mingled with UFV faculty members and student ambassadors, who shared stories about how their UFV experience changed their lives […]

Alumni Open raises $48,000 for UFV students

Record amounts of money and memories were made at the 2018 UFV Alumni Open fundraiser golf tournament held at the Chilliwack Golf Club Sept. 14. UFV Alumni Chair Nav Bains says the fourth annual event created an incredible connection between UFV students, alumni, and the greater Fraser Valley community. “With the support of our diverse […]

Coast Capital donation funds peer-to-peer student support at UFV

Coast Capital Savings is helping the University of the Fraser Valley invest in student success. A gift of $50,000 is fuelling the UFV Coast Capital Peer Resource and Leadership Centre (PRLC) to continue helping students using a peer-to-peer support model. The PRLC‘s mandate is to provide holistic help for students. At the Coast Capital PRLC, student peer leaders help students […]