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UFV teams up with Chilliwack Youth Health Centre to offer free counselling

Youth on the south side of Chilliwack will now have increased access to free counselling services, thanks to a pilot project from the University of the Fraser Valley and the Chilliwack Youth Health Centre. UFV will provide office space and a reception area for counselling sessions provided by the CYHC on Wednesday afternoons from 1 […]

NSO embraces new format, welcomes students with Invocation, and adds new name

New Student Orientation embraced a new format this year, and set new records for attendance. More than 1,200 new students attended the day-long event on the Abbotsford campus. The orientation event featured UFV’s first-ever Invocation ceremony, a welcome event with a bit of pomp and circumstance, designed to mirror the look and feel of Convocation. […]

Alisa Webb appointed Vice-President, Students

Dr. Alisa Webb has been appointed Vice-President, Students at the University of the Fraser Valley. She has held this role on an interim basis since June of 2018 and is the successful candidate of the recently concluded executive search. Dr. Webb was Associate Dean of Students in the College of Arts and a faculty member […]

At 105 (dog) years, Mac the canine counsellor at UFV is retiring

Mac the canine counsellor at the University of the Fraser Valley is calling it a career and retiring after 13 years of helping students cope with post-secondary stress. The 15 year-old golden retriever is the Pacific Assistance Dog Society’s (PADS) longest serving member and has worked alongside registered clinical counsellor Dawn Holt in the UFV […]

Sexualized Violence Prevention team receives 2018 UFV Teamwork Award

UFV’s Sexualized Violence Prevention Team has earned the 2018 UFV Teamwork Award. Working under the supervision of Student Life & Development coordinator Kyle Baillie, the team includes: Student Wellness and Development manager Greg Mather, Coast Capital Savings Peer Resource and Leadership Centre coordinator Ashley Ward-Hall, Student Transitions coordinator Belinda Karsen, and Sexualized Violence Prevention Training […]

Coast Capital donation funds peer-to-peer student support at UFV

Coast Capital Savings is helping the University of the Fraser Valley invest in student success. A gift of $50,000 is fuelling the UFV Coast Capital Peer Resource and Leadership Centre (PRLC) to continue helping students using a peer-to-peer support model. The PRLC‘s mandate is to provide holistic help for students. At the Coast Capital PRLC, student peer leaders help students […]

UFV Counsellors invite you to the 5-Day Mental Health Challenge

Join UFV Counsellors to celebrate Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week, from May 7 to 13. Welcome to Day One of the Mental Health Week Challenge, brought to you by UFV Counsellors! From May 7-13, tune in for a daily challenge designed to get you thinking, moving, or inspired. Leave a comment below to […]

Turn your learning into earning with UFV Career Fair on March 8

Looking to transition from student to employee and launch your career? Or find summer work? Check out the 2018 Career Fair! Find out what skills you need to get picked. Turn your certificate, diploma, or degree into dollars. Meet with graduate schools and over 45 employers. Don’t miss your chance to win 1 of 3 […]

Campus Recreation wants YOU to REACH your potential

A new initiative from UFV Campus Recreation is challenging students and employees to embrace more than just physical fitness. “We are encouraging everyone to embrace seven dimensions of wellness through our UFV Wellness Challenge,” says Cheryl Van Nes, program manager for Campus Recreation and Wellness. “These include physical, environmental, social, intellectual, occupational, emotional, and spiritual […]

Mac brings comfort in times of wildfire stress

Many people at UFV are familiar with Mac the therapy dog. He accompanies UFV counsellor Dawn Holt to work and is available to be present in her office during most sessions with students. As the world’s first registered therapy dog working at a university, Mac is no stranger to helping people cope with stress. Now […]

UFV Counsellors invite you to the 5-Day Mental Health Challenge

Join UFV Counsellors to celebrate Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week, from May 1 to 5. Welcome to Day One of the Mental Health Week Challenge, brought to you by UFV Counsellors! From May 1-5, tune in for a daily challenge designed to get you thinking, moving, or inspired. Leave a comment below to […]