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Dr. Jon Thomas named UFV’s BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development

Dr. Jon Thomas has been named the new BC Regional Innovation Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development at UFV. Working out of UFV’s South Asian Studies Institute, Thomas brings a wealth of international research experience to the position, which he plans on leveraging while fostering innovation and economic development throughout the Fraser Valley. “Success in this […]

Andy Sidhu receives honorary degree from UFV for community building

The son of a hardworking Malaysian bus driver, Andy Sidhu knows the value of timely connections. Now, after 43 years as a champion of inclusivity in the Fraser Valley, he’s receiving an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University if the Fraser Valley. “Any immigrant moving to any country has teething problems when you […]

New exhibit documents the long struggle for the South Asian vote in Canada

The Indo-Canadian community has been part of the Canadian multicultural mosaic for more that 100 years. Its members contributed to society and help build the economy during the early decades of their time here without having the right to express their opinions through voting in provincial or federal elections. In current times, candidates running for […]

Skip Bassford serving as interim principal at UFV Chandigarh

A familiar face will be roaming the hallways of UFV’s Chandigarh campus providing leadership and expertise for the next few months. Former UFV president Skip Bassford, who was instrumental in founding UFV’s Chandigarh operation, will serve for the fall term as honorary Interim Principal for UFV Chandigarh. Dr. Bassford arrived on site on Aug 22, […]

Author Shauna Singh Baldwin

UFV publishes Shauna Singh Baldwin’s first non-fiction book

Reluctant Rebellions: New and Selected Non-fiction, to be launched at UFV on Sept 29. The author is available for other BC and Alberta engagements. The University of the Fraser Valley’s long association with writer Shauna Singh Baldwin will be strengthened this fall when the university’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies publishes Baldwin’s first work of non-fiction. […]

UFV honours past and present while celebrating 10 years in India

UFV’s decade of success in Chandigarh, India was celebrated with a 10th anniversary gala inside the Student Union Building at the university’s Abbotsford campus recently. Staff, students, and supporters joined President Mark Evered in honouring Chandigarh’s continued success as the only Canadian university campus in India. Evered welcomed UFV professors DJ Sandhu and Lorne Mackenzie, […]

UFV celebrates Chandigarh campus 10th anniversary at awards ceremony

The University of the Fraser Valley celebrated 10 years in India over the weekend. Students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and distinguished guests formed an audience of 700 for the annual awards ceremony, which has special significance in this milestone year. UFV opened its location at the 16.5-acre campus of Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma College […]

India’s first Co-Curricular Record program launched by UFV Chandigarh

The University of the Fraser Valley recently launched India’s first post-secondary Co-Curricular Record program in Chandigarh. A Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is an authorized record of students’ relevant and validated experiences outside the classroom. The CCR connects with students’ co-curricular experience and provides an authorized record of activities for employers and educational references. UFV’s CCR successfully […]