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UFV and Student Union Society present Pride Culture Conference Sept 6 and 7

UFV and the UFV Student Union Society have teamed up to present the first annual Pride Culture Conference — a fun, educational, and inspiring event dedicated to members, allies, and advocates of the LGBTQIAP2S+ community. #ufvpcc19 UFV and the Student Union Society proudly present The PRIDE Culture Conference Sat, September 7, 2019 9 am to […]

Fraser Valley Literary Festival returns to UFV Sept 13 and 14

The Fraser Valley Literary Festival is back at the University of the Fraser Valley for its second year. Running from Friday, Sept 13 through Saturday, Sept 14, the festival will feature 11 diverse authors from British Columbia. This year’s event takes place in University House (Building F) on the Abbotsford campus. Keynote speakers are Shazia […]

UFV and McDonald’s team up to offer credit toward university credentials

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and McDonald’s Canada are partnering to create new pathways for McDonald’s restaurant managers to pursue university credentials. Prospective students who have completed management training courses at McDonald’s, and who meet UFV’s admission requirements, can receive credit toward one of four options at UFV: a Bachelor of Integrated Studies […]

New Student Orientation: More than 1,000 new students welcomed this fall

UFV and the Student Union Society (SUS) will be welcoming over 1,000 new-to-UFV students at New Student Orientation (NSO) on September 3 on the Abbotsford campus. NSO is designed to facilitate students’ transition into our campus culture by offering programming that supports holistic wellness and success. This year’s event will feature an invocation ceremony (mirroring […]

UFV seeks nominations for Betty Urquhart Community Service award

Do you know an unsung hero? You know the type: they work hard making our community a better place through their volunteerism, with little or no recognition. And they’re not expecting any. But wouldn’t it be nice to give them some? Consider nominating them for the UFV Betty Urquhart Community Service award. Every year, the […]

Passion for design inspires bronze medalist Maria-Tatiana Pauna

A Romanian-born multidisciplinary designer who found her passion after most peers were well into their careers, Maria-Tatiana Păuna is not your average student. Then there’s that GPA, a remarkable 4.23 that earns her UFV’s 2019 Governor General’s Bronze Medal as the highest-achieving student graduating from a diploma program — in this case, Graphic and Digital […]

Matthew Harty awarded Governor General’s Gold Medal with perfect GPA

Early on in his career at the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), an aspiring Matthew Harty would occasionally help in street-level undercover work during a patrol shift. “I was quite young, so I was always a student, that was my story,” he says remembering the start of his police career. He would give the buy money […]

UFV to bestow honorary degree on John Jansen

John Jansen smiles, twisting the thick brassy ring on his right hand while casting kind eyes toward the Vedder River’s cold, fast waters. “It’s amazing how it all works out,” he says as the ring’s wide UFV logo catches light on a small corner of the 200-plus acres he helped acquire. “I think we’ve done […]

UFV celebrates 2019 long-service employees

It’s the sign of a great workplace when employees stick around for a decade or three. Or four! UFV celebrated long-serving employees at a special dinner at the Quality Inn on May 6, 2019. The longest serving employee at the event? Kartar Thandi, who is celebrating 40 years at UFV this year. President Joanne MacLean […]