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Giving PAWS to new drop-in program featuring Mac the therapy dog

UFV’s new PAWS for a Break program featuring Mac the golden retriever is proving to be more than a pet project for Dawn Holt, head of counselling for UFV Student Services “It’s not about talking to me, it’s usually about unconditional friendliness from Mac and giving students a chance to leave their worries at the […]

Students can unlock potential with UFV’s new Co-Curricular Record

What if students earned official recognition for volunteering with a favourite UFV club, activity, or having paid on-campus employment while at university? Thanks to a new initiative at UFV, they can! Providing multiple benefits to students, the Co-Curricular Record (CCR) — an official transcript of students’ out-of-class involvement on campus — will open doors to […]

Campus Cards have mighty powers — got yours?

UFV’s Campus Cards might not look larger this year — but they’re stuffed with books, meals, and deals like never before. Having served as library cards and student and employee ID cards for years, they can now be pre-loaded with cash — in person, or by calling the Campus Card office. Parents can chip in […]

UFV Campus Connector Shuttle Bus

UFV and UFV Student Union Society launch Campus Connector shuttle bus service

It’s going to be a lot easier for students and employees to travel between the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses of the University of the Fraser Valley this fall, thanks to the new Campus Connector shuttle bus service. The Campus Connector, a partnership between the university and the Student Union Society, will run 15 times a […]

Richard Nair at BlackBerry

UFV computing student having a fruitful summer at BlackBerry

In summer, many people enjoy the bounteous crops of seasonal fruits, including blackberries. Richard Nair is enjoying a different type of BlackBerry, as he completes his fourth consecutive cooperative education work term with the technology company BlackBerry (formerly Research In Motion), producers of smartphones, tablets and mobile services. Nair’s dream was to come to North […]

UFV students splash off colours to welcome spring

This week, UFV students traded winter’s dark hues for a fresh, lively new palette, as part of Holi, the Indian spring festival of colours. The event, organized by Residence Student Services, took place on the green at the Abbotsford campus. In accordance with Holi protocol, participants threw coloured powder at each other. “Holi was celebrated […]

UFV basketball women off to nationals — play Saint Mary’s in first round Friday

UFV Cascades women’s basketball team faces Saint Mary’s University Huskies in CIS Final 8 quarterfinals in Regina, Saskatchewan The UFV Cascades are participating in their first Canada Interuniversity Sport women’s basketball Final 8 national championship tournament and will face the AUS champions Saint Mary’s University Huskies in the first round on Friday at 8:30pm MST […]

Whole student experience important to UFV’s new VP Students Jody Gordon

University students aren’t just people who sit in a classroom a few hours a week, write assignments, and study for exams. They are human beings with complex lives outside the classroom, juggling relationships, family, part-time work, financial issues, and the challenges that come with trying to balance all of that. And they like to have […]

An introduction to CEP: stops on a tour of UFV’s new building

Welcome to the new building at Canada Education Park! The new building at Canada Education Park is a 150,000 square-foot facility. Half of the facility is new construction (library, dental clinic an classrooms, faculty offices) and the remainder is a repurpose of an existing Military Engineering  School building at the site. Come on in! Take […]

UFV offers parent orientations for the families of new students

Stepping into university for the first time can be scary, and not just for the students. To make the experience a little less stressful for all parties involved, UFV is offering two orientations designed especially for the parents and families of new students. “As students transition to university they often experience challenges that may overwhelm […]

Coast Capital donation sustains and enriches leadership at UFV

Student leadership will continue to thrive at the University of the Fraser Valley, thanks to a $50,000 contribution from Coast Capital Savings, Canada’s second-largest credit union. The funding is part of an ongoing partnership between the University of the Fraser Valley and Coast Capital Savings that has been helping to foster the development of leaders […]