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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 announces new Board of Governors Chair and Vice-Chair

The University of the Fraser Valley is very pleased to announce Mr. John C. Pankratz has been elected by the UFV Board of Governors as Board Chair, effective August 1, 2020. “UFV is incredibly fortunate to have such a steadfast and engaged supporter of the University as our incoming Board Chair. We welcome John’s steady […]

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 […]

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 […]

UFV fundraising drive steers parking fees into student assistance fund

Even while working from home, UFV employees are still finding a way to help students by donating their monthly parking fees to assist those in need. The idea was proposed by a staff member during roundtable discussions at a recent UFV Emergency Operations Committee meeting. Almost immediately, staff and faculty jumped on board. As of […]

Anti-violence Moose Hide Gathering Feb 24

Although all people, regardless of gender identity or expression, may experience violence and abuse, Indigenous women and children are disproportionately impacted. This February, UFV will be taking a stand to prevent violence against women and children by participating in the Moose Hide Campaign. From Feb. 10-27, UFV students, staff, and faculty may learn more about […]

Better-than-OK Boomers strengthen bodies and connections through UFV Kinesiology testing

Bridging the gap between Boomers and Generation Z was a stretch — literally – when 35 Kinesiology members put nine ElderCollege seniors through their paces, all in the name of interpersonal experiential learning at UFV’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park. The collaboration launched after Dr. Jason Brandenburg decided his KIN 462 class (Advanced Exercise […]

Sandy Balascak, Psychological First Aid instructor

Helping through tough times with Psychological First Aid

When someone is in crisis, it is easy to resort to common platitudes in an effort to offer comfort. Few of us are equipped to support others effectively when they go through stress, grief, trauma, or loss. A new Psychological First Aid course developed by the Red Cross aims to change that. Course materials were […]

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 […]