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David Leis new Director of Advancement at UFV

David Leis is the new Director of Advancement at the University of the Fraser Valley, leading fundraising for university initiatives, programs, and scholarships. He started his position on Oct 20. Advancement is part of the UFV University Relations department, headed by Executive Director Leslie Courchesne. “I am very pleased to welcome David Leis to UFV,” […]

UFV marks 40th anniversary with community celebrations

UFV continues to celebrate its 40th anniversary year with several community events in September and October. Things get groovy on Wednesday, Sept 17, when UFV hosts a 1970s-inspired party on the campus green at the Abbotsford campus on King Road. There will be a retro costume contest, live music, marketplace, kids zone and more! The […]

September 13 is UFV Day at the Chilliwack Corn Maze

The University of the Fraser Valley is highlighting its rural roots and commitment to excellence in an “a-maze-ing” way during its 40th anniversary year. UFV has teamed up with the Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm, and has been named the maze’s charity of choice for 2014. This year’s corn maze design is in the […]

Top 40 alumni — last week to nominate

Who’s in your top 40? As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, the University of the Fraser Valley is seeking nominations for its Top 40 alumni, and organizers want your help. The campaign is into its final two weeks for nominations. “In this anniversary year we want to shine a bright light on our alumni […]

RBC Foundation continues support for UFV peer mentoring program

The RBC Arts Peer Mentoring program will continue for the 2014/15 academic year thanks to another generous donation of $20,000 from the RBC Foundation, for a total donation to date of $40,000. Started in 2012 as a pilot project stemming from support provided by the RBC Foundation, the RBC Arts Peer Mentoring program was renewed […]

CropLife B.C. pledges $10,000 for new B.C. Agriculture Centre of Excellence

  Community partnerships are playing a key role in the development of the new B.C. Agriculture Centre of Excellence at the University of the Fraser Valley, and CropLife B.C. is one of the first organizations to step forward to offer support. CropLife B.C. has pledged $10,000 to build a new pesticide storage facility for the […]

UFV celebrates donors and alumni at Giving Thanks event

Gratitude was the theme of the evening at the University of the Fraser Valley on October 10 as donors, supporters, and alumni gathered for the Giving Thanks event at the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park. Guests mingled with scholarship winners and learned about the many goals the university is able to accomplish through the […]

New UFV grads to receive one-year membership to Mission Chamber of Commerce

What’s the number one priority for new university grads? Often it is to find a job in one’s field. And networking with established professionals is one of the best ways to make the connections needed in order to land that all-important first job. A new partnership between the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce and the […]

UFV celebrates Jean Scott’s 101st birthday, scholarship

Friends, fans and family gathered at Lynnwood Retirement Residence April 19, 2013, to celebrate Jean Scott’s 101st birthday while fundraising for UFV’s Dr. Jean Scott Endowment Scholarship. Scott joyously met each of the 50+ guests with genuine appreciation, offering handshakes, hugs, and her famous kisses to all who filed into Lynnwood’s banquet room (see the […]

Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser donates $12,500 for agriculture scholarship

The Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser is once again showing its support for local post-secondary education. The club has donated $12,500 to the University of the Fraser Valley to establish an endowment that will fund a perpetual scholarship for a full-time student within the Agriculture program. “The commitment by the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser […]

Lost Alumni winner Natalie Karam reconnects with UFV, scores an iPad

It’s been over a decade since Natalie Karam regularly strolled the halls of the University of the Fraser Valley, working towards her Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care, which she earned in 2001. Since then she’s been busy building a career and starting a family, but she has always remembered her alma mater […]