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Floral Design program collaborates with Trades partners for innovative solution

Here’s a riddle for you: what is the correlation between bridal bouquets, metal welding, and car repairs? In a normal work setting or school day at UFV, very little, other than that programs involved with them all fall under the broad trades training category. But recently, UFV’s Floral Design, Welding and Auto Collision Repair and […]

UFV to transform campus green into agricultural research area

The University of the Fraser Valley has launched a global food security project that will turn a central green space on the university’s Abbotsford campus into arable land. The Food Opportunity & Operational Land centre at UFV will transform the large open grass area in the middle of the UFV grounds into a research site […]

International Transgender Day of Visibility — March 31

The International Transgender Day of Visibility began in 2009 when Trans, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit people recognized the need to celebrate Trans individuals and communities and their contributions to culture and society. This day is marked as a celebration, in contrast to the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which memorializes those who have lost their lives to […]

UFV Theatre presents Pariah (The Outcast) — March 24-27

The University of the Fraser Valley School of Creative Arts with UFV Theatre presents the second production of their 2020-2021 season, Pariah (The Outcast) by August Strindberg, directed by UFV faculty member Parjad Sharifi. Pariah (The Outcast) tells a mysterious psychological story about an American traveler and an archaeologist with contrasting moral beliefs, and their […]

New mapping tool matches education with careers

Contributed by Arfhad Shaikh, Career Mapping Project Lead/Liaison — Student, Business Transformation Office in collaboration with Dave Pinton.  The Centre for Experiential and Career Education (CECE) is launching a new tool for UFV students, faculty, and staff — the Career Mapping Tool. This robust resource and a one-of-a-kind tool is designed to help students explore […]

Black Lives Matter Social Justice Art Project launches

This post is contributed by UFV Bachelor of Computing Information Systems student Prabhjot Kaur. Racism is a pandemic too! #BLM I am an international student enrolled in the Bachelor of Computer Information Systems program at UFV. I am currently involved in a work-study position focused on web design and community engagement with CityStudio Abbotsford. Part […]

One year in — a COVID-19 milestone: responses from the UFV community

March 15 marks one year since UFV announced a shift to a remote learning model for the remainder of the winter semester due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, which was officially declared on March 11, 2020. This massive shift to studying, teaching, and working from home for the majority of UFV employees […]

Olav Lian to speak March 2 in Science Talks series

A UFV professor who has devoted his career to looking at long-term change through examining soil samples will be presenting in the Science Talks community lecture series on March 2. Catch Dr. Olav Lian speaking on the topic From the Last Ice Age to 2021 and Beyond — how our physical environment has adapted to […]

Kelley named Associate Dean of Applied and Technical Studies

Randy Kelley has been named Associate Dean of Faculty in the Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies at UFV. He begins a   five-year term on March 1, 2021. Kelley brings extensive experience to the role, having begun his career at what was then UCFV as an electronics instructor in the early 1990s. He was one […]