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Richard Nair at BlackBerry

UFV computing student having a fruitful summer at BlackBerry

In summer, many people enjoy the bounteous crops of seasonal fruits, including blackberries. Richard Nair is enjoying a different type of BlackBerry, as he completes his fourth consecutive cooperative education work term with the technology company BlackBerry (formerly Research In Motion), producers of smartphones, tablets and mobile services. Nair’s dream was to come to North […]

David McGuire new head of UFV International

David McGuire joined the University of the Fraser Valley in the position of executive director of UFV International, effective June 1, 2013. McGuire brings a breadth of experience in international education to UFV. His early career includes over 10 years living and working in Korea, first as a college and university instructor and then expanding […]

UFV daffodil sales raise $1,700 for the Canadian Cancer Society

For the seventh year in a row, UFV students sold daffodils on the Abbotsford campus to support the Canadian Cancer Society’s iconic April campaign. From March 26 to 28, daffodil sales raised $1,700 to fund patient care, research, and prevention in British Columbia. “We are thankful that the UFV community is so generous in support […]

UFV students splash off colours to welcome spring

This week, UFV students traded winter’s dark hues for a fresh, lively new palette, as part of Holi, the Indian spring festival of colours. The event, organized by Residence Student Services, took place on the green at the Abbotsford campus. In accordance with Holi protocol, participants threw coloured powder at each other. “Holi was celebrated […]

U House Weekend Kickoff showcases student initiatives

Every Friday at U House, UFV students gather to relax, socialize and kick off the weekend with tea, cookies, games, and dancing.  And on occasion, guests are treated to a special celebration or activity. “Last Friday, Indian students banded together to showcase their culture at Weekend Kickoff,” says Adaly Molina, Student Support Coordinator at UFV […]

Consul General of Brazil visits Science Without Borders students at UFV

On Friday, February 8, 2012, the Ambassador and Consul General of Brazil in Vancouver, Sergio Abreu e Lima Florencio, visited UFV to meet a cohort of 31 Brazilian students who are studying here under the auspices of the Science Without Borders program. Until 2014, the Science Without Borders program will provide one hundred thousand scholarships to top […]

UFV International launches new online application

International students can now apply to study at UFV online, thanks to a new, user-friendly online application launched by UFV International. “The online application was designed in-house to make it easier for international students to apply,” says Ora Steyn, UFV International’s executive director. “Many universities offer the option to apply online. We needed an easy-to-use […]

Two UFV students receive $5,000 scholarship to study in Australia

  Kinesiology student Kaitlyn Singh and Fine Arts student Sheena Nickel said they were overjoyed recently to find out that they will each receive a $5,000 scholarship to study at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Australia. The two young women had been diligently planning and saving to attend CSU as part of UFV Study Abroad […]

UFV Study Abroad launches a new website and blog

Ever thought of studying abroad? UFV Abroad has just launched a new blog and website to help you plan your adventure. “We’ve always had information on the web,” says Jag Deol, UFV Study Abroad coordinator. “But it was buried within the UFV website and hard for students to find and navigate. We hope the new […]

Up on the rooftops: UFV students help create gardens in India

  What were three young Canadian students doing in crowded bustees on the outskirts of Chandigarh? We posed this question to Stacy Thoreson (a Sociology/Anthropology student), Adam Rieu (a Geography student) and Kathryn Shiratti (a Geography graduate) from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). The answer we got was not only inspiring but loaded […]