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Convocation may be postponed, but we’re celebrating our graduates

COVID-19 has caused convocation to be postponed, but UFV is determined to celebrate our incredible graduates over the next 10 days in unique and creative ways. We recognize COVID-19 has stolen the UFV Convocation experience from our students, their families, their supporters, and our faculty and staff. We recognize that until we celebrate in person, […]

UFV celebrates faculty and staff excellence with awards

Every spring, UFV celebrates the achievements of its faculty and staff by conferring excellence awards in a number of categories. This year is no exception. Although the ceremony honouring them has had to be postponed due to COVID-19, UFV is proud to recognize the following excellence awards recipients: Faculty Service Excellence: Gerry Palmer, Business Leadership: […]

Teamwork Excellence: PD Day crew went big and had fun

The secret to putting together a great event team is all about the mix of people.  There should be a variety of different personalities and character traits so all aspects of planning are covered. Each team member should bring a set of unique skills and strengths. And it doesn’t hurt if the group has a […]

Inspirational Leadership award: Leadership comes naturally to Leah Whitehouse

Nobody appointed Leah Whitehouse to a leadership role at the University of the Fraser Valley. She just came to it naturally. And for the leadership and initiative she has shown in creating community at UFV’s Trades and Technology Centre, she is a recipient of the UFV Leadership award for 2020. Leah’s official job is cashier […]

Alumni entrepreneurs adjust to COVID curveball

What does a true entrepreneur do when the market throws a giant curveball? Adjust. Alex McAulay and Joel Primus are seasoned entrepreneurs who have teamed up to launch several businesses. Their latest? Kosan, a travel wear company they founded in 2017. The problem? Not many people are buying travel wear when international travel has slowed […]

Solar wall installation continues UFV’s climate action

 Today, as Earth Day turns half a century old, “climate action” is the annual event’s chosen theme. While much of UFV’s environmental improvements are hidden behind the scenes, the latest big climate action achievement on campus is easy to spot. Through the month of March, a solar thermal collector (solar wall) was installed on […]

UFV partners in #TogetherVsVirus online hackathon April 17-19

Inspired by the #WirVsVirus Hackathon in Germany (15,000 participants) and #VersusVirus in Switzerland (4,610 participants) several Canadian organizations are bringing Canada together to develop fresh ideas and solutions in dealing with and against the coronavirus. #TogetherVsVirus is a Canadian online hackathon on April 17-19, 2020, which aims to use the collective intelligence of researchers, experts, […]

UFV Student Research Day goes digital in response to COVID-19 restrictions

COVID-19 may be keeping us apart, but it’s not stopping UFV’s Research Office from making sure the world knows about UFV student research. When the University of the Fraser Valley made the decision to switch to remote teaching and learning and cancelled most events scheduled for March and April due to the COVID-19 crisis, one […]

Event cancellation and modification list — March 16-April 30

In order help promote social distancing, all internal and all external UFV face-to-face events scheduled to occur between today and April 30 are now cancelled or postponed. UFV department of athletics and campus recreation has released an update on the status of varsity, campus recreation, and youth camp & club events. Check the Cascades website for updates as they […]