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Building Renewal Project continues through COVID-19

Remote learning might mean classrooms are empty, but it’s business as (almost) usual for UFV’s ongoing Building Renewal Project. Construction crews are still on site, drastically improving Building A-East. Contracted workers are adhering to COVID-19 rules, allowing only two people at a time in the office trailer, which is washed multiple times a day. Workers […]

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 […]

Sto:lo ceremony officially opens Building K

UFV’s newest building was formally opened on January 10 with a ceremony grounded in Sto:lo cultural traditions. Building K, the former Phoenix restaurant and Finnegan’s pub that UFV purchased from the Esposito family in 2018, has been transformed into a classroom and lab complex after a major renovation. A total of 10 classrooms, two drop-in […]

Classrooms shift into Building K

High ceilings, helpful guides, hot chocolate and bright hallways welcomed students, staff and faculty to UFV’s newly renovated Building K on Monday, Nov. 4.  (See video here.) As the next stage in UFV’s Building Renewal Project, a total of 10 classrooms, two drop-in student labs, and one meeting room shifted into the renewed building (former […]

UFV is dropping the bag – plastic bags, that is

UFV is dropping the bag — plastic bags, that is. The UFV Bag-be-Gone initiative will reduce the amount of plastic entering the waste stream by eliminating the purchase and distribution of single-use plastic bags, starting August 1, 2019. This means that the UFV Bookstore will no longer offer single-use plastic bags to customers. Other departments […]