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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 […]

Life in Agriburbia panel and exhibition

On Wed, Oct 1, UFV presented Life in Agriburbia, a panel discussion and exhibition on the issues that arise when suburbia and farmland converge. Following that, UFV hosted an opening reception for an exhibit on Life in Agriburbia in the UFV Gallery (Room B136). The exhibit runs at the UFV Gallery from Sept 26 to […]

UFV presents panel discussion on Life in Agriburbia — Oct 1

As suburban development expands into rural areas, the urban/rural divide gets blurred. A new “agriburbia” is emerging, where food producers and suburban development converge, creating new and complex challenges. The University of the Fraser Valley, located in “agriburban” communities such as Abbotsford and Chilliwack, is well situated to examine this geographical phenomenon. UFV will present […]

BC Minister of Agriculture tours UFV Agriculture Centre of Excellence

UFV President and Vice-Chancellor Mark Evered, Chilliwack MLA John Martin, Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation’s John Jansen along with UFV administrators and faculty were pleased to provide a tour of UFV’s new Agriculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) to BC’s Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick on Thursday, August 21. The Centre is located at the Chilliwack campus […]

BC Hazelnut Growers Association and UFV Agriculture sign partnership agreement

The University of the Fraser Valley and the BC Hazelnut Growers Association (BCHGA) have entered into a partnership to support research and programming for hazelnut growers.  The partnership will support the hazelnut industry in adopting the leading edge of research and education and to foster collaboration between UFV and BCHGA.  Discussions on joint research and […]

UFV opens Agriculture Centre of Excellence at Canada Education Park

The University of the Fraser Valley officially opened its Agriculture Centre of Excellence on April 4, 2014, the university’s 40th anniversary. Premier Christy Clark and other dignitaries attended a special ceremony marking the opening (see provincial government news release here and photos of the ceremony here.) UFV agriculture students will be learning in state-of-the-art facilities […]