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Expand your mind with faculty microlectures — April 2

Expand your academic palate and sample new subject areas with an interdisciplinary afternoon showcasing faculty research at UFV. Faculty presenters each take the stage for a maximum of two minutes and speak about the exciting findings and implications of their research. Feed your academic appetite and learn about over a dozen new topics in under […]

We Are Hockey at Gur Sikh Temple opens March 29

We Are Hockey is the new exhibit at the Sikh Heritage Museum, National Historic Site, Gur Sikh Temple — with an opening launch set for March 29 at 5 pm. The exhibit is curated to challenge the visitor to interrogate who the “we” is in Canadian hockey and the particular meanings of a very personal […]

UFV offers first for-credit, graduate program in Mindfulness in Canada

Mindfulness is making headlines worldwide. The University of Fraser Valley is making history by offering the first for-credit, graduate program in Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning (MBTL) in Canada and one of the first in North America. “Ours is one of the first graduate mindfulness programs in North America. As a for-credit program that links research […]

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 […]

Back on the books: semi-academic Riverdale-themed conference returns to UFV

Academics and fans will gather once again at on Wed, March 13 for the second annual Riverdale themed pop-culture conference: “The Riverdale Universe: A Semi-academic Conference.” Its schedule boasts 16 presenters, a full day of panels, and a choose-your-own-adventure-style interactive project, and wraps up with a milkshake social at Rocko’s Diner in Mission, where parts […]

Take a deep dive into UFV events and activities with Valley Fest

The University of the Fraser Valley will be showcasing creativity and community connection from March 11 to 16 through Valley Fest, a weeklong celebration of local culture and community. Valley Fest will feature more than 50 events in six days. The public is welcome. Admission is free for most events. The finale dinner on March […]

UFV makes BC’s Top Employer list for fifth consecutive year

Five-time winner has a nice ring to it. That’s a status the University of the Fraser Valley can claim this week after being named one of BC’s Top Employers for the fifth straight year. UFV was selected because, among other reasons and criteria met, the university: Provides employees, as part of their flexible health benefits […]

Collaborative approach to teaching and learning focus of guest lecture

A leading innovator in approaches to teaching will share his insights at the University of the Fraser Valley on Feb 27. Dr. Peter Looker is the next speaker in the President’s Leadership Lecture Series. His presentation will take place at 4:30 pm in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (B101). Admission is free and the public […]

UFV Sweater Week

Pull out your woollies for UFV Sweater Week 2019

  Feeling that February chill? Well, it’s time to layer up, UFV. To help raise awareness about climate change everyone is invited to wear sweaters on campus next week, Feb. 11–15, for UFV’s third annual Sweater Week. In most spaces throughout the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses temperatures will be reduced two degrees to lower carbon […]

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 […]

Salton Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge opens to the public

UFV’s connection to the Abbotsford community received a big boost last week with the opening of the Salton pedestrian/cycling bridge. The bridge will help to improve mobility and safety for pedestrians and cyclists traveling to and from the UDistrict and also aligns with the City of Abbotsford’s strategic goal to enhance multi-modal transportation systems to […]