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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, […]

UFV participating in BC ShakeOut earthquake drill Oct. 17

UFV is encouraging students, staff, and faculty to participate in the Shakeout BC earthquake drill running Thurs, Oct 17 at 10:17am. At the same time, UFV will test the UFV Alert notification system and the public address systems on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses. No evacuation is necessary. During the ShakeOut drill participants should: Drop […]

A new reality. Virtually visit the new Building K

Curious about what’s happening in UFV’s newest building? You can grab a virtual reality sneak peek of the inside of the completely renovated Building K (the old Finnegan’s) on Wednesday Sept. 11. Stop by the library rotunda in Abbotsford, throw on a pair of Virtual Reality (VR) goggles and get a 3-D tour of the […]

UFV and McDonald’s team up to offer credit toward university credentials

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and McDonald’s Canada are partnering to create new pathways for McDonald’s restaurant managers to pursue university credentials. Prospective students who have completed management training courses at McDonald’s, and who meet UFV’s admission requirements, can receive credit toward one of four options at UFV: a Bachelor of Integrated Studies […]

New Student Orientation: More than 1,000 new students welcomed this fall

UFV and the Student Union Society (SUS) will be welcoming over 1,000 new-to-UFV students at New Student Orientation (NSO) on September 3 on the Abbotsford campus. NSO is designed to facilitate students’ transition into our campus culture by offering programming that supports holistic wellness and success. This year’s event will feature an invocation ceremony (mirroring […]

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 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 […]

Enjoy an exceptional lunch experience at Rivers Bistro — Wed and Fri

Under the direction of Chef Sian Hurley, UFV Culinary Arts students are about to take on a new challenge and host an upscale bistro at Rivers Dining Room every Wednesday and Friday until May 10. “Students are entering year two of their apprenticeship,” chef Sian notes. “We want to provide them with an opportunity to […]

BCTECH Summit 2019: UFV’s weed-blasting robot and phantom lung on display

Students and alumni of UFV’s Engineering Physics Diploma in Mechatronics program were at the university’s BCTECH Summit booth this week showing off their involvement in some impressive creations. The RoboWeeder — an autonomous, sustainable, and eco-friendly arm-on-wheels that finds and blasts weeds with microwaves — was one of the projects on display in the Vancouver […]

Canadian soccer star Sophie Schmidt to visit UFV Feb 8

One of Abbotsford’s star citizens will visit the University of the Fraser Valley on February 8 to share her experiences from the world of women’s soccer. UFV recognized Sophie Schmidt with an honorary doctorate at its Convocation ceremonies last June, but commitments with the Canadian women’s national soccer team prevented her from accepting it in […]