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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’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 […]

UFV names new Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Dr. James Mandigo has been named as Provost and Vice-President, Academic at the University of the Fraser Valley. The Provost is ultimately responsible for setting overall academic priorities in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and the quality of the university’s educational programming. The Provost also oversees the recruitment and retention of outstanding and diverse […]

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 […]

Find our more about electoral reform with Hamish Telford — Oct 26

UFV political science professor and frequent media commentator Hamish Telford wants people to be able to make an informed choice in the current provincial referendum on electoral reform. So he’s presenting a talk titled Electoral Reform Referendum Demystified on Fri, Oct 26 at noon in Abbotsford A210. He has made similar presentation to community groups […]

UFV seeking nominations for Betty Urquhart Community Service award

UFV is once again looking for unsung heroes. Do you know an individual or a group who has made the Fraser Valley a better place to live? People who make everyday contributions to their community but who may not be recognized? Consider nominating them for the UFV Betty Urquhart Community Service award. Betty Urquhart was […]

Food bank re-established at UFV

Hunger sucks. It’s hard to study when your stomach is grumbling, or you’re worried about buying adequate groceries for yourself and/or your kids. That’s why the UFV Coast Capital Peer Resource and Leadership Centre has teamed up with the Student Union Society to re-establish a food bank at UFV. “Food insecurity is a huge issue […]

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 […]

UFV purchases former Finnegan’s property

The Abbotsford campus will gain some much needed space thanks to a recent purchase by UFV of the former Finnegan’s Pub and Phoenix Ballroom facilities and land. UFV has arranged to purchase the 1.6 acre property and building from the Esposito family for $9.85 million. The university is carefully evaluating the property for both and […]

Carolan teams up with students for Harmony Arts Festival performance

English professor Trevor Carolan is taking experiential education to a new level. He will be performing with two of his former students in a music/poetry mashup at the Harmony Arts Festival on Aug 9 from 3 to 4 pm at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. Carolan and singer/guitarists Zachary Keely and Marlowe Ferris will share […]

UFV offers glimpse of bright future at BC Tech Summit

Robots, bluetooth muscle measurement, and hi-tech recruits — the UFV presence at the BC Technology Summit 2018 (BCTECH) provided employers, future students, and industry representatives a look at the future at UFV. The university had three displays at the third annual tech conference held at the Vancouver Trade and Convention centre May 14-16. Automation and […]

Hodges new Dean of Health Sciences at UFV

Dr. Alastair Hodges has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at UFV. As an associate professor in Kinesiology, Hodges most recently held the positions of Department Head of Kinesiology and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at UFV. He previously held faculty positions at Dalhousie University and the University of […]