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Campus planning: One giant jigsaw puzzle, and a million details

There is always some chaos involved when finishing up a big building and renovation project and moving people in, but amidst the chaos last week were some very pleased UFV employees. They were in good spirits because, despite the fact that months of work remains to get all faculty, staff, and students moved in and […]

Extreme Makeover — UFV edition.

Call it Extreme Makeover — UFV edition. The new building at the Canada Education Park in Chilliwack that UFV opened this week isn’t exactly new, but it isn’t exactly old either. It is a bold reimagining of what was an engineering school (built for that purpose but never used for that purpose) that was mothballed […]

A new campus with a health and wellness focus

UFV is making a very exciting move into the new facilities at the Canada Education Park in Chilliwack. Joining the already established Trades and Technology Centre at the new CEP campus will be most of the programs from the Chilliwack campus on Yale Road. The new campus will have a special focus on health and […]

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 […]

An introduction to CEP: stops on a tour of UFV’s new building

Welcome to the new building at Canada Education Park! The new building at Canada Education Park is a 150,000 square-foot facility. Half of the facility is new construction (library, dental clinic an classrooms, faculty offices) and the remainder is a repurpose of an existing Military Engineering  School building at the site. Come on in! Take […]

CEP new building ribbon cutting ceremony

UFV opens new building at Canada Education Park in Chilliwack

The University of the Fraser Valley celebrated the latest phase in its development at the Canada Education Park in Chilliwack on Friday, May 11, by opening a new building. The building, a combination of new construction and extreme renovation, will house most of the programs and services previously located at the Chilliwack Yale Road campus.  […]

New UFV Clearbrook centre hosts Continuing Studies, ABT, and other programs

If you take a Continuing Studies course from the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, chances are that it will be at UFV’s newest location. UFV Continuing Studies has moved from the Marshall Road annex to a newly renovated space on the bottom floor of the Clearbrook library. The Clearbrook centre provides 15,000 square […]

University town: Two new projects bring town and gown together in Abbotsford

Craig Toews sees Abbotsford as a university town. And he’s looking forward to a future when the connection between town and gown is even closer. “We want to bring the city to the university and the university to the city,” says UFV’s director of campus planning. To do that, UFV has two major strategies: create […]

Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto

Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto visits UFV

BC Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto visited UFV on Tues, Nov 8. She stared out at the new Chilliwack campus at the Canada Education Park, where she and other dignitaries got a sneak peek at the new building currently under construction/renovation. After lunch with some students at the Trades and Technology Centre on the Ed […]