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Collaborative approach to teaching and learning focus of guest lecture

A leading innovator in approaches to teaching will share his insights at the University of the Fraser Valley on Feb 27. Dr. Peter Looker is the next speaker in the President’s Leadership Lecture Series. His presentation will take place at 4:30 pm in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (B101). Admission is free and the public […]

Wideman promoted to AVP, Teaching and Learning

Dr. Maureen Wideman has been promoted to Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning. Wideman has been Director of Teaching and Learning at UFV since 2014.  “This brings the position into line with that of the AVP, Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies, an alignment that better fits a teaching-centred university, and will increase the profile and […]

Classroom and study space changes reflect new learning styles

A number of small changes are combining to transform learning at UFV thanks to special project aimed at supporting new initiatives in teaching and learning. Teaching and learning have changed significantly and UFV is taking steps to transform physical learning environments to support this change. The $2.5M in funding comes from two years of special […]

UFV statement on U.S. travel restrictions and Quebec mosque attack

Dear UFV Community, Please find below a statement from Universities Canada on behalf of our fellow members regarding U.S. President Trump’s executive order preventing people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. We share deeply the concern about the effect this has on the free flow of knowledge, ideas, and people that is central […]

Four new bachelor’s degrees approved by Ministry

The Advanced Education Minister has approved the following four new UFV bachelor’s degrees: Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Horticulture Major Bachelor of Arts, Indigenous Studies (Major and Minor) Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Media Arts with concentrations in: Applied Interactive Media Digital Art Interactive Media Leadership Media and Performance Screen Studies UFV is continuing discussions with […]

UFV invests in learning innovation

The University of the Fraser Valley will invest $1.5 million to support new initiatives in teaching and learning. UFV is well placed to embrace the latest knowledge and technological advancements in the development of leading-edge and inclusive teaching and learning strategies that will benefit all students and, in turn, enrich our economies and communities. This […]

UFV hosts Aboriginal storytelling event on Feb 3

The atrium of the UFV Chilliwack campus will be transformed by the words and songs of Aboriginal storytellers on Wed, Feb 3. The UFV Chilliwack library and the Indigenous Affairs office are co-presenting an Aboriginal storytelling event entitled Sx̱wōx̱wiyám, Stories of Long Ago. The event is free and the public is welcome. Stó:lō storytellers will lead […]

UFV Board of Governors passes six motions on Academic Success Centre

At its meeting on June 19 in Harrison, the UFV Board of Governors passed six motions following discussion and recommendations from the UFV Senate report on the Writing Centre and Academic Success Centre. The six motions are: That the UFV Board of Governors receive the report of Senate on the Writing Centre and Academic Success […]

National Aboriginal Day: a chance for reflection on culture and reconciliation

National Aboriginal Day was Sunday, June 21 Posted on behalf of Shirley Hardman, UFV Senior Advisor on Indigenous Affairs National Aboriginal Day on Sunday, June 21 celebrates the unique heritage and diverse culture of indigenous people — it also presents an opportunity to reflect on the outcomes of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada […]

Leading in the true spirit of reconciliation

Canada needs to move from “apology to action” according to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The University of the Fraser Valley and like-minded educational institutions will be key leaders in this spirit of true reconciliation. Stó:lō Elder Siyamiateliyot translated reconciliation into Halq’emeylem, as “xwla yetotelo:met qas ye slilekwel” or working towards understanding and […]