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UFV hosts successful science fair

2017 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair Results Over 50 awards were handed out at the annual Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair held April 4 to 7. Students from 18 schools in the Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, and Mission area came together to compete for prizes and a chance to represent Team BC at the Canada Wide […]

Short-term coding programs receive $50,000 from government

UFV and nine other post secondaries will each receive $50,000 in targeted funding to create short-term coding programs. These programs are generally less than 12 weeks in length and help students build on knowledge acquired in their undergraduate studies. The intent is to increase employability by providing specialized skills that are in demand by local […]

Coding program offers hands-on experience in tech sector

Want to gain industry experience and improve your coding skills? UFV has teamed up with the Ministry of Advanced Education to offer short-term training to prepare recent graduates for jobs requiring coding-related skills. The one-month program begins May 1 and will be offered at UFV Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack. Thanks to special one-time government […]

UFV part of BCTECH Summit — March 14 & 15

UFV is going to be part of BC’s largest tech conference. On March 14 and 15, the #BCTECH Summit will take over the Vancouver Convention Centre. This is an opportunity not only to bring together BC’s vibrant and innovative tech community but also the convergence of traditional industries, business leaders, government and academia that are […]

Minister announces expanded coding training funding to support tech sector

Building on the #BCTECH Strategy, Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson today announced $500,000 in funding to expand short-term computer coding courses to nine public post-secondary institutions. In March 2015, five public post-secondary institutions each received targeted one-time funding of $50,000. The funding supported short-term coding pilot programs tailored to meet local tech-industry needs and job […]

Governor General’s Silver Medal: Alyssa Zucchet excels from start to finish

Alyssa Zucchet came to UFV as a stand-out student, and she’s leaving the same way. Recruited out of Chilliwack Secondary in 2012 with a $16,000 President’s Entrance Scholarship, she maintained excellent grades for the full four years, and is leaving with the Governor General’s Silver Medal as the top graduate from a bachelor’s degree program. […]

Theoretical physicist Derek Harnett receives UFV Research Excellence Award

Derek Harnett’s research explores things we can’t see and that might not exist. And it’s vital. A world-recognized expert in quantum chromodynamics (QCD) sum-rule methods, Harnett’s work isn’t easily understood by the layperson, but it’s heralded within the physics community. His research — fuelled by insatiable curiosity and funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering […]

UFV applauds launch of #BCTECH Strategy and continues development of Agri-tech sector

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) welcomes the government of British Columba’s recent announcement of the #BCTECH Strategy and the strategy’s greater emphasis on post-secondary learning in technology sectors. “UFV is very pleased to see the government’s continued effort and foresight in strengthening British Columbia’s diverse knowledge-based economy, including a vibrant technology sector,” said […]

Carin Bondar to speak on The Nature of Sex on Nov 26 at UFV

What can we learn from the sexual habits of the animal kingdom? The Fraser Valley’s own “biologist with a twist” will be sharing her insights on this topic at UFV on Thurs, Nov 26. Dr. Carin Bondar will speak on The Nature of Sex at noon in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (B101) as part […]

Air quality forum to examine pollution and the air we breathe — Oct 26

Breathing. It’s something we do thousands of times a day. We take it for granted, until we start having trouble. But the quality of air we breathe has a great impact on our overall health. Air pollution also impacts visibility and the environment. UFV has teamed up with several community partners for an air quality […]