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Welcome back! Here’s what’s new around your U…

While the majority of employees and students shifted to remote work and learning over the past 18 months, plans and projects continued moving forward across UFV. As we welcome students, staff, and faculty back for the fall semester, here’s a brief look at some of the improvements made around campus (some projects might have updated […]

UFV Building Renewal Phase 1 now “98% complete”

The new year ushered in a new look on UFV’s Abbotsford campus. With a dramatically improved exterior, vastly improved insulation, and extensive tech and cosmetic upgrades, Phase 1 of UFV’s Building Renewal Project is now “98-per-cent complete,” according to Nicolle Bourget, Building Renewal Project Manager. A few finishing touches, including landscaping, will finish the Building […]

Wherever you are, get ready to ShakeOut BC

UFV is encouraging all students, staff, and faculty to participate in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, October 15 at 10:15am. While the majority of UFV students, faculty, and staff are studying or working remotely, it’s important to adapt this emergency skill to your environment, and practice in a COVID-safe way, be […]

Steps to take if return to campus required

Reminder: Safe return to campus process In order to continue limiting the spread of COVID-19, many faculty and staff will continue to teach and work primarily remotely and off campus where and when possible this fall. If you are required to return to a UFV campus, please know UFV is committed to three key themes […]

Building Renewal Project advances with move to Building K

The next stage in UFV’s Building Renewal Project on the Abbotsford campus launches with several classrooms moving from Building A into Building K on Monday, Nov. 4. A total of 10 classrooms, two drop-in student labs, and one meeting room are shifting into the renovated and renewed Building K (former Finnegan’s restaurant), bringing students, staff, […]

Trees removed for building project find new purpose

Local Indigenous youth transformed cedar trees into repurposed materials while learning about their culture recently at UFV’s Gathering Place. The participants used coffee grinders to process cedar leaves into powder for medicine, and their families will receive wood from the trees for firewood. The tree gives up its life so that we can sustain ours […]

Salton Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge opens to the public

UFV’s connection to the Abbotsford community received a big boost last week with the opening of the Salton pedestrian/cycling bridge. The bridge will help to improve mobility and safety for pedestrians and cyclists traveling to and from the UDistrict and also aligns with the City of Abbotsford’s strategic goal to enhance multi-modal transportation systems to […]

Walk through a vision of the future with Jane’s walk at UFV/U District May 5

The second annual Jane’s Walk in Abbotsford is scheduled from May 4 to 6, 2018 at various locations throughout the community. Jane’s Walk, inspired by internationally renowned visionary planner, Jane Jacobs, is a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that help people get in touch with each other and where they live. It’s about bridging […]

Harper named interim Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. David Harper will be taking on a new role as interim Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UFV. He will be reaching out to faculties, departments, and other stakeholders in the coming months to introduce the I&E@UFV initiative and gather your input. He will be taking a partial leave from his duties as a […]

CityStudio a matchmaker between City and UFV

UFV and the City of Abbotsford are launching CityStudio, an initiative tackling civic challenges by combining the creative energy of students with the know-how of city staff. UFV students will work directly with the city to solve an array of real-world problems including reducing litter in parks, beautifying utilities, and creating engaging public spaces. By launching […]