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Winter 2021 – a message for UFV students

  A message from Dr. Alisa Webb, UFV Vice-President, Students Thank you for approaching your education this Fall with determination, enthusiasm, and an open mind. We know this transition may not have been easy for you and we appreciate that you have persevered and are continuing your studies with UFV. As you probably know, COVID-19 […]

Winter 2021 semester at UFV will be delivered primarily online

COVID-19 will continue to be a major factor in the educational environment for the foreseeable future. UFV’s number-one priority continues to be the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and our broader community. The University follows the directives of the Provincial Health Officer, Health Canada, and the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills, […]

Learning Through Experience – CECE helps students be career ready

UFV’s Centre for Experiential and Career Education aims to help students be career ready Standing at his desk in a large shared office space surrounded by bold blue walls, Paras Kalra is in his element. His is a world of IT user support, firewall configuration, and storage and backup solutions. “You see all sorts of […]

Remote Working Chronicles — musings from a UFV staff member

Editor’s note: Like people all over the world, UFV employees received a sudden shock in mid-March when many of us started working from home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many of us had never imagined a scenario where we would be based at home for our UFV duties, working remotely from colleagues, and […]

Passion Ignited — mentors guided Matt Douma from rebel to ER nursing career

Two mentors guided Matt Douma from rebel living in a car to ER nursing career Matt Douma wasn’t a typical nursing student. He chafed against convention and questioned the rules. He had passions outside of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, despite being warned by his professors that he wouldn’t have time for […]

Steps to take if return to campus required

Reminder: Safe return to campus process In order to continue limiting the spread of COVID-19, many faculty and staff will continue to teach and work primarily remotely and off campus where and when possible this fall. If you are required to return to a UFV campus, please know UFV is committed to three key themes […]

UFV SASI receives $1.14 million in funding from the province

The South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley (SASI) with support from the Abbotsford Community Foundation has received $1.14 million in funding from the Province of BC to deliver Haq and History: A Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project. The funding allows SASI to continue work showcasing past and present contributions of the Punjabi […]

Online orientation events and resources preparing students for Fall

As we prepare New Student Orientation for the Fall semester, it’s vitally important to support students with timely, consistent, and clear instructions for the start of the academic year. Collaboration across departments is essential for students’ success, and so we invite all departments to contribute to this essential Orientation programming. Unified The Orientation Team is […]

UFV launches the Community Health and Social Innovation Hub

The University of the Fraser Valley has teamed up with community partners to rapidly identify and apply innovations that will improve individual and community health. The Community Health and Social Innovation Hub (CHASI) is a physical and virtual gathering space, bringing UFV researchers and students together with health and social service professionals to foster innovative […]

UFV researching whether physical fitness has impact on COVID-19 severity

Does physical fitness influence COVID-19 symptom severity, symptom duration, and complications? A research team based at the University of the Fraser Valley wants to find out. And they need the cooperation, via an online survey, of people who have had COVID-19. Dr. Jason Brandenburg, an exercise physiology researcher, is leading a team of researchers from […]

UFV CIS student designs website to help local businesses

When UFV Computer Information Studies student Mykal Machon realized that many local small businesses were in trouble because of the temporary closures and social isolation brought on by COVID-19 in mid-March, he wondered if his particular skill set could be of help. Machon, who recently finished his fourth year of studies at UFV, working towards […]

UFV celebrates graduates of 2020 in innovative ways

There was little pomp and no ceremony (yet) for UFV’s graduating class this year. Due to COVID-19, the University of the Fraser Valley was forced to postpone its usual June Convocation ceremonies. Despite having to postpone Convocation, UFV still recognized award winners in a variety of ways, and ensured every graduating student received their credential […]