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Expand your mind with faculty microlectures

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Linguist Strang Burton to speak on revitalizing Halq’eméylem at UFV on Jan 24

At its Convocation ceremonies last June, the University of the Fraser Valley conferred an honorary degree on Siyamiyateliyot Elizabeth Phillips, the last surviving fluent speaker of Upriver Halq’eméylem, the language of the Stó:lō people. Professional linguists have played a vital role in assisting community members and Elders such as Siyamiyateliyot in helping the Stó:lō to […]

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 […]

BC Lion Manny Arceneaux to visit UFV Nov 8

UFV Kinesiology professor Roger Friesen has been working with the BC Lions football team as a sport psychologist this season. And he’s bringing one of them to the Chilliwack campus atrium to speak to his class and the public on Thurs, Nov 8. Wide receiver Manny Arecenaux will speak to UFV kinesiology students and others […]

Several UFV connections in 2018 municipal election results

As the votes were being counted in municipal elections throughout the Fraser Valley Oct 20, there were more than a few candidates with UFV connections holding their breath waiting for results. Congratulations to the following successful candidates with UFV connections: Abbotsford UFV alumna Kelly Chahal (named one of UFV’s Top 40 Alumni) was re-elected as […]

Three peace-focused events at UFV this October

Interested in global politics and peace initiatives? Then you might want to check out three public events at the University of the Fraser Valley in October. Dr. Jimmy Juma will be speaking on Social Justice in a Time of War: Engaging the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, Oct 4, at 5:30 pm in room […]

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 […]