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UFV receives membership in United Nations Academic Impact Initiative

UFV’s commitment to principles that align with United Nations goals and mandates has earned the university membership in the United Nations Academic Impact Initiative (UNAI). UFV joins approximately 1,500 institutions in 147 countries who are working with the United Nations to promote global priorities, including peace, human rights, and sustainable development. As a UNAI member, […]

Inspirational Leadership 2022: Goudsblom leads from student-centred approach

A lifetime of forward-thinking leadership and commitment to improving the lives of those around him has led Mark Goudsblom to receive UFV’s 2022 Inspirational Leadership Award. Now Associate Vice President, Campus Planning and Facilities Management, Goudsblom was originally a nurse by profession, coming to Canada from his native Holland on a honeymoon with wife Mirjam. […]

Student housing to triple on Abbotsford campus thanks to provincial funding

More students at the University of the Fraser Valley’s (UFV) Abbotsford campus will be able to live on campus with the construction of new student housing that will triple the number of beds available and expand dining facilities. “We know that finding housing near UFV͛’s Abbotsford campus can be a challenge. That is why our […]

Awneet Sivia receives prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship

A University of the Fraser Valley professor who prepares the next generation of teachers to enter the field has been honoured for her own teaching skills with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship. Dr. Awneet Sivia, who has taught and provided leadership in UFV’s Teacher Education department since 2011, is one of 10 Canadian post-secondary educators […]

UFV launches new initiatives to showcase South Asian Canadian contributions to British Columbia

Six new resources aimed at reducing racism through education are now available across British Columbia. Launched April 12 by the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley, the South Asian Canadian Legacy Project aims to raise awareness and knowledge of the valuable contributions of South Asian Canadians to British Columbia’s diverse […]

Season of Theatre announced for 2022/23

As it wraps up a highly successful and rewarding year of performances, presented both virtually and in person, the University of the Fraser Valley Theatre is excited to announce its 2022-23 season of Theatre. This season highlights original performances and innovative approaches to socially engaged theatre that will challenge and excite audiences in the Fraser […]

School of Creative Arts presents Interpret creative and performing arts festival

The UFV School of Creative Arts (SoCA) with UFV Graphic + Digital Design are thrilled to announce Interpret, a creative and performing arts festival, hosted on April 29, 2022, from 4– 9 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this highly anticipated celebration of emerging talent by UFV students and graduates from Theatre, Visual Arts, Media […]

Dr. Joanne MacLean reappointed UFV President and Vice-Chancellor

The Board of Governors of the University of the Fraser Valley is very pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr. Joanne MacLean as UFV President and Vice-Chancellor for a second term ending June 30, 2028. “The Board was unanimous in the decision to extend Dr. MacLean’s term,” noted John Pankratz, Chair of the UFV Board […]

UFV student residence is now Lá:lem te Baker

UFV announced a reimagined name for its student residence on March 23 at a celebration held in the new Indigenous garden on the Abbotsford campus. Baker House, which opened in 2007, will now be known as Lá:lem te Baker, appending the Halq’emeylem language word for house to the Baker name. Kyle Baillie, UFV’s Executive Director […]

March for Sustainability series aims to educate and engage with weekly sessions

Practise what you preach. That’s the approach UFV has continuously taken after making sustainability a top priority by aligning with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and forming partnerships and initiatives with students and different departments. Whether it is dropping plastic bags or implementing solar panels, UFV is actively seeking and implementing new ways of […]