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TD Bank Group and UFV tackle social isolation and loneliness using robots and AI

The Community Health and Social Innovation (CHASI) Hub at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) has received $225,000 over three years from the TD Bank Group to use artificial intelligence and social companion robots to reduce social isolation and loneliness in youth and older adults during the pandemic. The TD Ready Commitment funding will […]

The Fraser Valley Flood: An Environmental Policy Forum — Jan 21

The Fraser Valley experienced historic flooding in November 2021. As part of its Politalk Roundtable series, the Political Science department will host a virtual panel to address this historic flood, the ways that governments have contributed to the environmental crisis, and what people can do to affect environmental policy. Speakers: Kathryn Harrison, professor of Political […]

More than 50 long-time UFV employees retire in 2021

Congratulations to the following long-serving faculty and staff members and administrators who retired from UFV in 2021. Doris Ball Tom Baumann (professor emeritus) Vicki Bolan Maria Bos-Chan (professor emeritus) Sue Brigden Tim Cooper (professor emeritus) Karen Davies Cecelia Dirksen Lorin Dirksen Noreen Dragani Christine Elsey (professor emeritus) John English Dea Freschi Colleen Gingerich Kathy Griffin […]

UFV 2021: Returning to campus in challenging times

It was a year of being apart, and then together, with care, at the University of the Fraser Valley as we navigated the second year of post-secondary education during a pandemic. To cap off the year, UFV again faced challenges as the November floods and highway closures disrupted in-class learning once again. Classes in January […]

Dr. Bonnie Henry holds virtual townhall; UFV President and Provost host and moderate

On December 8, Dr. Bonnie Henry and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) held a virtual town hall for post-secondary institutions, Indigenous partners, post-secondary labour organizations, student associations, and sector association presidents. UFV’s Dr. Joanne Maclean provided the Indigenous territorial acknowledgement and Dr. James Mandigo was the townhall moderator. Questions were posted by […]

EFCIE Innovation Grants 2022 now available for student–faculty teams

If you are a current UFV student or UFV STEM graduate (within the past two years) and are interested in making an impact on society with your innovative research, UFV’s Esposito Family Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EFCIE) might have an Innovation Grant for you! The recipients of the EFCIE Innovation Grant 2021 were awarded […]

Student research gigs led to passion for sociology for Larissa Kowalski

Larissa Kowalski made a big leap when she enrolled at UFV. She was the first in her family to attend university. Making the even bigger leap from student to researcher during her undergraduate years gave her the knowledge, skills, and confidence she needed to successfully apply to and complete a graduate degree. Larissa came to […]

Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund established by local fundraising coalition 

ABBOTSFORD, BC — In response to the devastating damage caused by the mass flooding and mudslides in the Fraser Valley over the last week, the Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF), the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce (ACOC) and the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) have jointly established the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund. With homes, businesses, and infrastructure […]