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UFV Future of Food event features visiting African scholars

An international roster of experts will serve up serious food for thought at UFV on October 25. Billed as a global food systems and food security conversation, the Future of Food event features UFV Canada Research Chair Lenore Newman and Agriculture Centre of Excellence director Garry Fehr along with Dr. Alex Awiti (Aga Khan University […]

Lieutenant Governor’s Medal — Jacqlyn Marvin: She flew the friendly skies but studied ’til the cows came home

For almost eight years, Jacqlyn Marvin’s future was literally up in the air. Steering her interests toward UFV Agriculture changed that in a hurry. A successful flight attendant based out of Seattle’s Sea-Tac International Airport, Marvin travelled the world, but couldn’t shake a nagging tug to her roots high atop Chilliwack’s eastern hillsides — where […]

UFV BioPod partnership wins provincial award

A unique partnership between UFV, the City of Surrey, and the John Volken Academy has won a Leadership and Innovation in Agriculture award, presented by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), the BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) and the Ministry of Agriculture. The award recognized the BioPod Initiative, which aims to stimulate agri-tech development, provide […]

UFV applauds launch of #BCTECH Strategy and continues development of Agri-tech sector

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) welcomes the government of British Columba’s recent announcement of the #BCTECH Strategy and the strategy’s greater emphasis on post-secondary learning in technology sectors. “UFV is very pleased to see the government’s continued effort and foresight in strengthening British Columbia’s diverse knowledge-based economy, including a vibrant technology sector,” said […]

UFV thanks Otter Co-op for supporting agriculture programs

UFV agriculture students and faculty gathered recently to thank Otter Co-op for supporting their Agricultural programs through a $75,000 donation of funds and gifts-in-kind. The funding provided by Otter Co-op helped to build and outfit barn facilities in the UFV Agriculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) on the UFV Chilliwack campus. UFV has named the Otter […]

The Feeding 9 Billion Challenge: Help create a more food-secure future!

Think you’ve got what it takes to create a business model related to sustainability, food, and universities in 24 hours? This October, the University of the Fraser Valley is hosting an exciting competition to generate real solutions to real food and agriculture issues, and we want you! On the Oct 17-18 weekend, the Feeding 9 […]

Garry Fehr named Director of new Agriculture Centre of Excellence at UFV

Dr. Garry Fehr has been named Director of the Agriculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) at the University of the Fraser Valley. Fehr is a faculty member of the Geography and the Environment department and will work with internal and external advisory committees while reporting to Dr. Adrienne Chan, Associate Vice President of Research, Engagement, and […]