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UFV community asked for input through strategic planning survey

Students, faculty, alumni, and staff are being asked to offer important input through a survey as the university continues gathering information through the four phases of its integrated strategic planning process. “The feedback of our community members is vital to the integrated strategic planning process,” says UFV Provost and VP Academic Dr. James Mandigo, emphasizing […]

Online orientation events and resources preparing students for Fall

As we prepare New Student Orientation for the Fall semester, it’s vitally important to support students with timely, consistent, and clear instructions for the start of the academic year. Collaboration across departments is essential for students’ success, and so we invite all departments to contribute to this essential Orientation programming. Unified The Orientation Team is […]

Shelby Klassen earns 2020 Governor General’s Bronze Medal with 4.24 GPA

Growing up on a small Yarrow farm planted the seed. Unwavering commitment bore the fruit. Now with her incredible 4.24 GPA, Shelby Klassen has earned UFV’s 2020 Governor General’s Bronze Medal as the highest-achieving student graduating from a diploma program — in this case, Agriculture Technology. “I’ve always been passionate about growing food, knowing where […]

Building Renewal Project continues through COVID-19

Remote learning might mean classrooms are empty, but it’s business as (almost) usual for UFV’s ongoing Building Renewal Project. Construction crews are still on site, drastically improving Building A-East. Contracted workers are adhering to COVID-19 rules, allowing only two people at a time in the office trailer, which is washed multiple times a day. Workers […]

UFV fundraising drive steers parking fees into student assistance fund

Even while working from home, UFV employees are still finding a way to help students by donating their monthly parking fees to assist those in need. The idea was proposed by a staff member during roundtable discussions at a recent UFV Emergency Operations Committee meeting. Almost immediately, staff and faculty jumped on board. As of […]

Classrooms shift into Building K

High ceilings, helpful guides, hot chocolate and bright hallways welcomed students, staff and faculty to UFV’s newly renovated Building K on Monday, Nov. 4.  (See video here.) As the next stage in UFV’s Building Renewal Project, a total of 10 classrooms, two drop-in student labs, and one meeting room shifted into the renewed building (former […]

Building Renewal Project advances with move to Building K

The next stage in UFV’s Building Renewal Project on the Abbotsford campus launches with several classrooms moving from Building A into Building K on Monday, Nov. 4. A total of 10 classrooms, two drop-in student labs, and one meeting room are shifting into the renovated and renewed Building K (former Finnegan’s restaurant), bringing students, staff, […]

Goodrich new Chairperson UFV Board of Governors

Justin P. Goodrich is the new Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the University of the Fraser Valley, effective August 1, 2019. Goodrich will be the 14th UFV Board Chair. He succeeds John Pankratz, whose term expired this summer. UFV’s Board of Governors includes volunteer members appointed by government and elected faculty, staff, and […]

Trees removed for building project find new purpose

Local Indigenous youth transformed cedar trees into repurposed materials while learning about their culture recently at UFV’s Gathering Place. The participants used coffee grinders to process cedar leaves into powder for medicine, and their families will receive wood from the trees for firewood. The tree gives up its life so that we can sustain ours […]

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’s new Digital Manufacturing diploma addresses industry need for digital talent

With an eye to the future, the University of the Fraser Valley has announced an innovative new Digital Manufacturing program. Starting in 2020, the diploma program will cover 3D modelling, 3D printing, Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines, fabrication strategies, and much more. Graduates will be able to work as operators, technicians, or technologists, either in […]