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Phyllis Webstad, whose story inspired Orange Shirt Day, to speak at UFV event

UFV will be commemorating Orange Shirt Day a little early this year, and presenting a special guest to provide insight and education about the generational impacts of the Indian Residential School system in Canada. Phyllis Webstad, whose personal story inspired the Orange Shirt Day movement, will speak at UFV in a Zoom meeting format on […]

Larsen receives innovative teaching award

Dr. Judy Larsen of UFV’s Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) department has been recognized for her creative approach to teaching mathematics with an award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), in partnership with D2L (formerly Desire2Learn). Larsen was one of four recipients of the 2020 D2L Innovation Award in Teaching […]

Teamwork Excellence: PD Day crew went big and had fun

The secret to putting together a great event team is all about the mix of people.  There should be a variety of different personalities and character traits so all aspects of planning are covered. Each team member should bring a set of unique skills and strengths. And it doesn’t hurt if the group has a […]

James Mandigo settling in to new Provost and VP Academic role

Dr. James Mandigo has come a long way to take up the role of Provost and VP Academic at the University of the Fraser Valley, but in many ways he’s already feeling at home. “UFV is a great fit with my own values around the role of a university in a community,” he notes. UFV’s […]

Eric Davis looks back on decade as Provost

Dr. Eric Davis arrived at UFV at an exciting time. Davis, who winds up his term as Provost this month and will return after an administrative leave as Special Advisor to the President, took some time recently to reflect on his 27 years at UFV and his decade as Provost and Vice President Academic. Davis […]

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 […]