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UFV launches new Food and Agriculture Institute

The University of the Fraser Valley is launching a dynamic and essential research institute that will advance BC’s agricultural economy and promote a sustainable and prosperous food culture. The Food and Agriculture Institute (FAI) will foster food security through the study of intensive sustainable agricultural land use and develop applied research capacity to supply the […]

UFV Future of Food event features visiting African scholars

An international roster of experts will serve up serious food for thought at UFV on October 25. Billed as a global food systems and food security conversation, the Future of Food event features UFV Canada Research Chair Lenore Newman and Agriculture Centre of Excellence director Garry Fehr along with Dr. Alex Awiti (Aga Khan University […]

Lieutenant Governor’s Medal — Jacqlyn Marvin: She flew the friendly skies but studied ’til the cows came home

For almost eight years, Jacqlyn Marvin’s future was literally up in the air. Steering her interests toward UFV Agriculture changed that in a hurry. A successful flight attendant based out of Seattle’s Sea-Tac International Airport, Marvin travelled the world, but couldn’t shake a nagging tug to her roots high atop Chilliwack’s eastern hillsides — where […]

UFV part of BCTECH Summit — March 14 & 15

UFV is going to be part of BC’s largest tech conference. On March 14 and 15, the #BCTECH Summit will take over the Vancouver Convention Centre. This is an opportunity not only to bring together BC’s vibrant and innovative tech community but also the convergence of traditional industries, business leaders, government and academia that are […]

UFV presents panel on Lessons Learned from Avian Influenza — Oct 24

The Fraser Valley poultry industry is unique in many ways. Most farms are family farms and the concentration of operations in the valley is very high, while urban encroachment is increasing. The local industry has also dealt with several well publicized outbreaks of Avian Flu over the past 12 years. UFV’s Alumni Association is bringing […]