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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 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 […]

Getting to know writer-in-residence Robert Wiersema

Robert Wiersema will be joining UFV as new writer-in-residence for the winter semester. Wiersema is the bestselling author of Before I Wake, Bedtime Story, and four other books. One of Canada’s foremost book reviewers, his reviews appear regularly in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and other magazines, and his Beyond […]

President and Chancellor visit UFV India in Chandigarh

UFV President Joanne MacLean and Chancellor Andy Sidhu touched down in Chandigarh in early November for their first visit to UFV India. Along with their partners Maureen Murphy and Pritam Sidhu, the president and chancellor had a jam-packed agenda for their week-long visit. While in India they visited  the Golden Temple in Amritsar, toured UFV […]

Roger Friesen brings mental muscle to BC Lions

The BC Lions are hoping they have an Olympic-sized head start when roaring into Sunday’s CFL playoff game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. UFV Kinesiology professor Roger Friesen has been with the Lions every step of the way this season, joining their Kamloops training camp as the team’s performance psychology consultant. Often referred to as sports […]

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 […]

ShakeOut BC drill at UFV Oct 18

UFV is encouraging students, staff and faculty to participate in the short Shakeout BC earthquake drill running Thurs, Oct 18 at 10:18am. 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. You will receive a message on your […]