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David Leis new Director of Advancement at UFV

David Leis is the new Director of Advancement at the University of the Fraser Valley, leading fundraising for university initiatives, programs, and scholarships. He started his position on Oct 20. Advancement is part of the UFV University Relations department, headed by Executive Director Leslie Courchesne. “I am very pleased to welcome David Leis to UFV,” […]

UFV marks 40th anniversary with community celebrations

UFV continues to celebrate its 40th anniversary year with several community events in September and October. Things get groovy on Wednesday, Sept 17, when UFV hosts a 1970s-inspired party on the campus green at the Abbotsford campus on King Road. There will be a retro costume contest, live music, marketplace, kids zone and more! The […]

Jumping 400 years of history paves the way for MOOCs and more for UFV honorary degree recipient George Siemens

Whether lit by flickering oil lamps in bucolic Mexican farmsteads or glowing computer screens tied wirelessly across the world, quests for education and connection remain the same in the eyes of University of the Fraser Valley 2014 honorary degree recipient George Siemens. Siemens will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree at UFV’s morning Convocation […]

UFV celebrates 40 years of building community, changing lives

The University of the Fraser Valley begins its 40th anniversary celebrations this week. The university, now with campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission, as well as Chandigarh, India, was first established as Fraser Valley College, on April 4, 1974. The university celebrated with recognition ceremonies in Mission and Hope on April 2 […]

UFV geography students answer ‘core’ questions: watch the video

  UFV geography students are helping to solve the mystery of how the Fraser Valley environment has changed through time. Students spend time in the field, on a flood plain, and in the lab, and working with c-c-cold core samples. And they are sure to dress appropriately! Watch this video of student recruiter Holly and […]

Classroom in the sky: watch the UFV aviation program video

Get a behind-the-scenes look at our aviation program with student recruiter Holly. She shows you the flight simulators, and then somehow manages to fly an actual plane. Yes, in the sky. Seriously! And you can, too. Put on your aviator sunglasses, and buckle up. Watch the video here. For more information about UFV’s aviation programs […]

Show us your pearly whites! Watch the UFV dental assistant program video

Become a dental assistant, and develop freakishly good skills at understanding patients who talk with a mouth full of suction and fluoride. That’s right! UFV student recruiter Holly demonstrates in this video that is sure to give you a toothy grin. Watch it here. For more information about UFV’s dental assistant program at the Chilliwack […]

Emphasis on kindness and support equals success for UFV Teaching Excellence winner Linda Pardy

To do Dr. Linda Pardy’s Teaching Excellence award justice, you need a rainy Saturday morning. That’s how long it takes to go through the binder of recommendation letters collected on behalf of the Abbotsford-based UFV communications instructor for the nomination process. Pardy’s nomination was supported by countless students from a range of disciplines who have […]

UFV awards $2,500 to local high schools through Chatterhigh competition

Three schools in the Fraser Valley are celebrating big wins in the University of the Fraser Valley’s first-ever ChatterHigh competition.  The students of Rick Hansen Secondary, Hope Secondary, and Chilliwack Senior Secondary have earned their school not only bragging rights, but prize money as well.  Rick Hansen students took home first place and a cheque […]

Sheldon Kennedy

Sheldon Kennedy empowers the bystander on Anti-Bullying Day

Sheldon Kennedy is returning to UFV to bring his personal message of empowering individuals to stand up to bullying and abuse on Pink Shirt day. Kennedy will be featured on Wed, Feb 27 as part of the President’s Leadership Lecture Series at 4:30 pm in the lecture theatre (room B101) at the Abbotsford campus. The […]

2012 a year to celebrate at UFV

It was another busy year at the University of the Fraser Valley, one filled with building and campus openings, student and faculty success, athletic and cultural achievements, and community engagement. As the university breaks briefly for the holiday season, here’s a look at 2012 in review. Building boom UFV had major facilities open in three […]