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New bin system makes reducing and recycling easier

You’ve finished eating your lunch and are staring at the remnants: a plate and cutlery from the cafeteria, a pop can, and a banana peel. Old you: toss it into one garbage container. New you: approach the waste and recycle station in the hallway and figure out what goes where. That plate and cutlery from […]

Student art projects brighten bleak campus corners

Art can be so much more than just a pretty picture. It can transform environments and win over hearts and minds, says UFV Visual Arts professor Chris Friesen. Students from Friesen’s UFV’s Community Arts Practice class took on the daunting task of transforming some unattractive spaces into warm and welcoming spots on the Abbotsford and […]

UFV’s SUB wins gold

The University of the Fraser Valley’s Student Union Building has officially been certified LEED Gold. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designation recognizes that the Student Union Building (SUB) was designed and built using strategies achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health. These areas include sustainable site development, water […]

UFV hires Stantec to hone Digital Hub vision

UFV has contracted Stantec to assist with planning the UFV Digital Hub. Stantec is a global engineering and professional services company specializing in feasibility, design, and project management. The Digital Hub will be a high-tech facility located on the Abbotsford campus and will serve as a technologically advanced learning centre for students, industry, and the Fraser […]

Facilities crews clear the way on campuses

Winter snowfalls may be beautiful, but they make getting from Point A to Point B that much more difficult. People working, studying, and taking exams at UFV this past week can thank our Facilities department for clearing the way for them to walk around on campus once they got there. The Fraser Valley was hit […]

New video highlights UFV’s hardworking janitorial staff

Working hard well after most buildings empty each evening, UFV’s custodial staff often toil anonymously to improve the lives of students, staff and faculty. Until now. A new, entertaining three-minute video on UFV’s YouTube channel provides an insightful look into a wide range of janitorial experiences. It touches on the history of janitorial jobs dating […]

UFV’s first Chilliwack campus building meets the demolition crew

A piece of UFV history came crashing down the week of March 29 to April 1 as demolition crews dismantled Building A on the Chilliwack North campus on Yale Road. See video of the demolition here. Designed as a temporary home for Fraser Valley College, the building, known colloquially by some as The Motel, served […]

UDistrict consultation sessions set for Oct 15

Using your feedback and working together, the City of Abbotsford and UFV have come up with options to guide the future growth of the UDistrict neighbourhood and campus. They need your continued input on how to make UDistrict great! UDistrict Neighbourhood and campus plans CHOICES + DIRECTIONS Thurs, Oct 15 11 am-2 pm (UFV Abbotsford […]

UFV partners with SUS for revamped Campus Card

New building, new Campus Card, same great services. A revamped Campus Card is unlocking a wide array of goods, services, and opportunities for UFV students this semester. A joint venture between the university and the UFV Student Union Society, the redesigned Campus Card is an extension of services celebrating UFV’s recently unveiled Student Union Building. […]

Soft opening for Student Union Building as first groups move in

UFV Student Union Society President Thomas Davies is like a proud new homeowner as he leads people through the brand new Student Union Building at UFV. He shows off the entrance way (a massive atrium), the entertainment room (a huge conference space that can be divided into three meeting rooms), and the dining room (a […]

Abbotsford campus moves and renovations planned for spring and summer 2015

Renovation season is here as UFV evolves, expands, and reshapes our space to better accommodate students and employees. The recent completion of the Student Union Building and associated relocation of some departments has created opportunities for improvements to classroom, lab, and office space in some areas of the Abbotsford campus. Construction started April 20 and […]