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Inaugural Town and Gown event raises $40,000 for UFV students

Community and academia joined forces at “Town and Gown”, the University of the Fraser Valley’s inaugural fundraising dinner and silent auction held on Nov 12 in the Great Hall of UFV’s new Student Union Building. More than 230 people attended the gala. The evening raised $40,000 in support of scholarships for UFV students. UFV President […]

Mennonite society and UFV: partners in peace studies

It was a sweet evening of celebration for the University of the Fraser Valley and the Mennonite Faith and Learning Society (MFLS) at Friesen House, the residence of UFV President Mark Evered. An informal evening of delicious desserts, fellowship, and speeches culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – one that broadens […]

UFV thanks Otter Co-op for supporting agriculture programs

UFV agriculture students and faculty gathered recently to thank Otter Co-op for supporting their Agricultural programs through a $75,000 donation of funds and gifts-in-kind. The funding provided by Otter Co-op helped to build and outfit barn facilities in the UFV Agriculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) on the UFV Chilliwack campus. UFV has named the Otter […]

Unique student centre at UFV backed by Coast Capital Savings

Coast Capital Savings and UFV are continuing their collaborative partnership by creating the Coast Capital Savings Peer Resource and Leadership Centre. Student leadership and peer-to-peer student assistance will continue to thrive at UFV thanks to a $50,000 contribution from Coast Capital Savings, Canada’s second largest credit union. Located in the Student Union Building on the […]

Town and Gown Fundraising dinner

The inaugural Town & Gown Fundraising Dinner takes place on Thursday, November 12. Proceeds from this unique UFV Advancement event will fund scholarships for exemplary students. The following is from David Leis, director of Advancement at UFV: I‘m writing as a colleague to extend a special invitation to you. It’s truly amazing to be a […]

Steven Schroeder

Steven Schroeder named UFV Peace and Conflict Studies Teaching Chair

From local crime wars to the civil conflict in Syria and the related refugee crisis, violence is prevalent in our world. This abundance of conflict means the establishment of the University of the Fraser Valley’s new Peace and Conflict Studies Teaching Chair is relevant and timely. Dr. Steven Schroeder, a faculty member in the UFV […]

Al Wiseman

Lifesaver 2015 campaign launches with a splash at Welcome Back Barbecue

UFV employees have shown themselves to be a generous bunch in the past. This year’s Lifesaver campaign offers them the chance offer support to students once again. And it will start with a splash at this year’s Employee Welcome-Back Barbecue on Wed, Aug 26. An initiative of UFV’s Advancement office, the Lifesaver campaign gives employees […]

Having fun, helping students at UFV’s 35th Employee Charity Golf Tournament

Great weather and an even better cause welcomed dozens of duffers to last weekend’s UFV Employee Charity Golf Tournament at Abbotsford’s Fraserglen Golf Course. (See photos here) Over its 35-year history, the event has become a seasonal favourite for UFV employees. Leading the charge once again was UFV’s Faculty and Staff Association and Human Resources […]

Special edition of Skookum magazine highlights Top 40 Alumni

The latest edition of Skookum, UFV’s magazine, has hit the mailboxes of alumni and donors and is being distributed throughout our campuses and to our communities. This edition continues to celebrate our 40th anniversary and highlights the achievements of our Top 40 alumni. You can see a PDF version of the magazine here, or pick […]

Jean Scott remembered as great friend of UFV

Dr. Jean Scott, a UFV honorary doctorate recipient and long-time friend of the university, passed away on February 25, 2015. She was a well-known community activist and feminist who made her mark both locally and nationally, and was 102 years old at the time of her passing. The celebration of life for Jean Scott will […]

Roger Sasaki’s legacy continues with endowed award for Social Work students

  Roger Sasaki cared. Even in the final days of his fight against cancer, the proud husband, father, friend, and social worker still wrote extensively in a journal, where words like ‘gratefulness’ and ‘hope’ kept arising despite his grim prognosis. He knew the doctors, nurses, and cleaning staff by name. All his life he was […]