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Dr. Lenore Newman appointed to provincial task force

Dr. Lenore Newman, Canada Research Chair in Food Security and the Environment and Director of the Food and Agriculture Institute at UFV, has been appointed by the government of British Columbia to a newly created Food Security Task Force. This group will explore and advise on technology and innovations aimed at strengthening the agriculture sector […]

UFV launches new Food and Agriculture Institute

The University of the Fraser Valley is launching a dynamic and essential research institute that will advance BC’s agricultural economy and promote a sustainable and prosperous food culture. The Food and Agriculture Institute (FAI) will foster food security through the study of intensive sustainable agricultural land use and develop applied research capacity to supply the […]

Lieutenant Governor’s Medal — Jacqlyn Marvin: She flew the friendly skies but studied ’til the cows came home

For almost eight years, Jacqlyn Marvin’s future was literally up in the air. Steering her interests toward UFV Agriculture changed that in a hurry. A successful flight attendant based out of Seattle’s Sea-Tac International Airport, Marvin travelled the world, but couldn’t shake a nagging tug to her roots high atop Chilliwack’s eastern hillsides — where […]

Newman to speak on Cod Tongues Tuesday

Join us in the Abbotsford campus library on Tuesday, April 4 from 2-3 for a lively discussion about the dynamic nature of Canadian cuisine with Dr Lenore Newman.  Lenore will be featuring her research and adventures from her new book, Speaking in Cod Tongues: Canada’s Culinary Landscape. Learn how Canada’s multicultural society expresses itself through […]

UFV presents panel on Lessons Learned from Avian Influenza — Oct 24

The Fraser Valley poultry industry is unique in many ways. Most farms are family farms and the concentration of operations in the valley is very high, while urban encroachment is increasing. The local industry has also dealt with several well publicized outbreaks of Avian Flu over the past 12 years. UFV’s Alumni Association is bringing […]

UFV BioPod partnership wins provincial award

A unique partnership between UFV, the City of Surrey, and the John Volken Academy has won a Leadership and Innovation in Agriculture award, presented by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), the BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) and the Ministry of Agriculture. The award recognized the BioPod Initiative, which aims to stimulate agri-tech development, provide […]