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Passion for design inspires bronze medalist Maria-Tatiana Pauna

A Romanian-born multidisciplinary designer who found her passion after most peers were well into their careers, Maria-Tatiana Păuna is not your average student. Then there’s that GPA, a remarkable 4.23 that earns her UFV’s 2019 Governor General’s Bronze Medal as the highest-achieving student graduating from a diploma program — in this case, Graphic and Digital […]

Designed for love – A UFV love story for Valentine’s Day

There are many ways to find a soul mate, but this Valentine’s Day, we wanted to recognize a special story about Jessica and Brennan – whose path to the altar began at UFV. The couple met in September 2012, as the Graphic and Digital Design program (GDD) welcomed its very first cohort. Brennan chose to […]

UFV library hosts Art of the Book exhibit — only Lower Mainland stop

Do you love books for more than the words printed on the page? Do you appreciate creative book design, and marvel at the creativity of those who design them? Then you’ll want to drop in to the Art of the Book 2018, an international juried exhibition of the work of members of the Canadian Bookbinders […]

UFV partners with Vancouver Film School

Students can now earn two world-class credentials — a Vancouver Film School (VFS) diploma and University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) degree — in as few as three years when studying full-time. Through a newly announced partnership, VFS grads will be able to step into four different UFV degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts, the […]

UFV GDD Kindred Change portfolio show — May 2

kin•dred ADJECTIVE similar in kind; related change VERB make or become different We are both unique and the same, embracing change together. We are the Fraser Valley’s class of 2017, graphic and digital design grads. Join us as we gather and celebrate kindred change. Tuesday, May 2 4:30 to 7:30 pm HighStreet, Abbotsford J150 – […]

National equestrian champion has unbridled passion for design

From the head of the class to the back of her horse, Natalie Alves’ competitive streak knows no bounds. The 15-time national champion equestrian had universities lining up with open arms following her 4.0 GPA at Mission’s Heritage Park Secondary. But Alves knows life, like horseback riding, is all about balance. So she chose UFV’s […]

UFV launches Centre for Creative Development to help hone digital skills

Communication has never been more visual than it is in the digital age. The University of the Fraser Valley recognizes this and wants to help you improve your visual communication skills through its new Centre for Creative Development. “Photographs, logos, GIFs, and other visual elements are used everywhere to communicate, from ads to brochures to […]

Graphic design student wins national award

Mila Mukhortva, a member of this year’s Graphic + Digital Design graduating class is the inaugural winner of a prestigious national scholarship.  This year marks the 30th anniversary for Applied Arts, Canada’s National design magazine, and the first year of the Georges Haroutiun Scholarship program. The scholarship is named after the founder of Applied Arts, […]

Artistic April brings showers of creativity this week at UFV

UFV will experience April showers of all things artistic this week as the Fashion Design, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Graphic + Digital Design programs present their year-end shows. Fashion Design presents Absolute Style Fashion Design kicks things off with the Absolute Style grad fashion show on Wed, April 27. Absolute Style showcases the work of […]