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UFV’s new Digital Manufacturing diploma addresses industry need for digital talent

With an eye to the future, the University of the Fraser Valley has announced an innovative new Digital Manufacturing program. Starting in 2020, the diploma program will cover 3D modelling, 3D printing, Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines, fabrication strategies, and much more. Graduates will be able to work as operators, technicians, or technologists, either in […]

New Principal of UFV India announced

The appointment of Dr. Shyam Vyas as the new Principal, UFV India was announced this week by Eric Davis, Provost and Vice-President, Academic. “Dr. Vyas will work collaboratively with UFV Deans, Directors and Heads to ensure that UFV India is engaging learners, transforming lives, and building community in northern India,” says Davis. The Principal provides […]

UFV Queen Elizabeth Scholars in spotlight

Recently, UFV student Maegan McKay spoke about her experience as a Queen Elizabeth Scholar (QES) at a Government House reception in Victoria. The third-year Global Development Studies (GDS) was one of eight QES alumni at the event marking five years of the QES program. McKay worked in Kenya at Nairobi’s United Nations partnership development office […]

UFV Activity Assistant certificate

Activity assistants: key to aging well

Often, it’s the small moments that make work meaningful. Watching her 86-year-old client splash around in the wave pool was exactly that kind of a moment for former Recreation Coordinator Lori Teske. “She just enjoyed every minute,” Lori recalls. “It was really touching.” Providing engaging experiences to residents in long-term care takes careful coordination, but […]

UFV names new Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Dr. James Mandigo has been named as Provost and Vice-President, Academic at the University of the Fraser Valley. The Provost is ultimately responsible for setting overall academic priorities in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and the quality of the university’s educational programming. The Provost also oversees the recruitment and retention of outstanding and diverse […]

Alisa Webb appointed Vice-President, Students

Dr. Alisa Webb has been appointed Vice-President, Students at the University of the Fraser Valley. She has held this role on an interim basis since June of 2018 and is the successful candidate of the recently concluded executive search. Dr. Webb was Associate Dean of Students in the College of Arts and a faculty member […]

BCTECH Summit 2019: UFV’s weed-blasting robot and phantom lung on display

Students and alumni of UFV’s Engineering Physics Diploma in Mechatronics program were at the university’s BCTECH Summit booth this week showing off their involvement in some impressive creations. The RoboWeeder — an autonomous, sustainable, and eco-friendly arm-on-wheels that finds and blasts weeds with microwaves — was one of the projects on display in the Vancouver […]

Lia Bishop, Program Coordinator, Abbotsford Community Services

Help shape better policies and programs with a Program Evaluation graduate certificate

A Program Evaluation graduate certificate can open up diverse opportunities for bachelor’s degree holders who work in health, education, social services, public administration, or non-profit management. According to UFV sociology professor Katherine Watson, program evaluators are needed to assess the relevance, sustainability, impact, and effectiveness of government programs. “In Canada,” Watson says, “program evaluation is […]

UFV Sweater Week

Pull out your woollies for UFV Sweater Week 2019

  Feeling that February chill? Well, it’s time to layer up, UFV. To help raise awareness about climate change everyone is invited to wear sweaters on campus next week, Feb. 11–15, for UFV’s third annual Sweater Week. In most spaces throughout the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses temperatures will be reduced two degrees to lower carbon […]

Valentine's date ideas to turn up the heat

Valentine’s date ideas that turn up the heat

Bored with the boxes of chocolate and candlelit dinners that are the norm for Valentine lovers everywhere?  Forget the roses and instead turn up the heat with your significant other in the professional kitchen at the Trades and Technology Centre in Chilliwack. This year, UFV is offering a Valentine Baking class , where you can […]

Shirlana Julian, medical office assistant with Matsqui Nation

Adding certification to experience as a medical office assistant

Shirlana Julian is the oldest in a class of 17 medical office assistants in training. Unlike her classmates, who take the UFV Continuing Education’s Medical Office Assistant (MOA) program to launch a career in the field, Shirlana has worked in this role for two years already. Now she would like to become a certified MOA […]

Roger Friesen brings mental muscle to BC Lions

The BC Lions are hoping they have an Olympic-sized head start when roaring into Sunday’s CFL playoff game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. UFV Kinesiology professor Roger Friesen has been with the Lions every step of the way this season, joining their Kamloops training camp as the team’s performance psychology consultant. Often referred to as sports […]