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New folks: Karina Chow brings fundraising experience and passion for volunteerism to UFV Advancement office

Karina Chow is UFV’s newest professional fundraiser, having  joined the University Advancement office as the  advancement officer for foundations and major gifts in early December. In this role, Karina will be working with foundations, corporations and individuals to secure significant funding for UFV. Before joining UFV, Karina was director of development for The Reach Gallery […]

BMO Financial Group donates downtown building to the University of the Fraser Valley; CEPCO funds major renovations

$1.5 million donation largest in UFV’s history BMO’s largest one-time donation in B.C. UFV Plaza will become Chilliwack’s newest business education centre CHILLIWACK, BC, December 7, 2012 — In what will be the largest donation it has ever received, the University of the Fraser Valley will take ownership in early 2013 of the former BMO […]

UFV Advancement presents workshop on Avoiding Estate Litigation

For most people, making decisions about what happens to your money and property after you die is usually not high up on the ‘bucket’ list next to skydiving or a trip to Paris. Even people who are proactive and have a last will and testament drawn up by a lawyer think they are safe from […]

UFV celebrates giving at annual Changing Lives awards ceremony

In what was described as a cross between a blind date and speed dating, UFV benefactors and the recipients of their generosity got together recently to meet, greet, thank, and celebrate philanthropy. The university held its annual Changing Lives awards ceremony at the Ramada Inn recently. The casual meet-and-greet format groups donors and recipients together, […]

UFV launches Peace Studies initiative with evening of peace, poetry, and music.

All UFV is saying… is give peace a chance. The University of the Fraser Valley is developing an interdisciplinary Peace Studies program that will feature diversity in the interdisciplinary nature of its curriculum and in engagement of multifaith and multicultural community partners and participants. And in order to celebrate the launch of this program development, […]

UFV and Chilliwack go way back

Ever since the days of Fraser Valley College and a ‘college without walls’, the Chilliwack community has had a strong connection to UFV. Before the college even had any facilities to call its own, it ran its first classes in church basements in the daytime and Chilliwack Secondary in the evenings. For many years, people […]

A timeline of UFV’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park

1995 — Federal government announces closures of several military bases, including CFB Chilliwack, as a cost-cutting measure. CFB Chilliwack winds up operations in 1997. 1997 — UFV (then UCFV) commissions study for an International Centre on former base lands. March 2003 — Partners submit proposal for Canadian Research, Education, Science & Technology Park to the […]

A little help from our Friends: the journey to university status

  The term “UFV” slips off the tongue rather easily these days. But it is the third acronym used to describe the Fraser Valley’s post-secondary institution in its almost 40-year history. What started as Fraser Valley College became the University of the Fraser Valley in 2008, after a 17-year stint as the University College of […]

Langley Kinsmen donate $52,000 to UFV for bursary

Staying true to its motto of “serving the community’s greatest needs”, the Langley Kinsmen Club has donated $52,000 to the University of the Fraser Valley to establish an award in its name. The Kinsmen Club of Langley Endowment Bursary will be available to students who have completed their highest level of education within the Langley […]

Jean’s Jubilee brought out Chilliwack’s finest and raised $10,000

The University of the Fraser Valley helped Jean Scott celebrate her 100th birthday in style on April 20, a day before her actual birthday, which she shares with Queen Elizabeth (but has seniority). The event, dubbed Jean’s Jubilee,  was a fundraiser for the Jean Scott Endowment Fund and was held at the Rotary Hall studio […]

Lindsay Follett

Changes in the UFV Development office

After nearly six years as director of development for UFV, Lindsay Follett will step down from her role as of April 30. Lindsay is the mother of two young boys, and made the decision in March to spend more time with them. “This was a very hard decision to make,” says Lindsay. “UFV has been […]

Coast Capital donation sustains and enriches leadership at UFV

Student leadership will continue to thrive at the University of the Fraser Valley, thanks to a $50,000 contribution from Coast Capital Savings, Canada’s second-largest credit union. The funding is part of an ongoing partnership between the University of the Fraser Valley and Coast Capital Savings that has been helping to foster the development of leaders […]