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UFV statement on Kamloops Indigenous victims

Trigger Warning//past trauma, death, residential school experience// The following post includes description of the fate of Indigenous children in British Columbia. This content may be disturbing and you may wish to avoid reading further if this will be upsetting. Access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866 925-4419.  The […]

UFV Building Renewal Phase 1 now “98% complete”

The new year ushered in a new look on UFV’s Abbotsford campus. With a dramatically improved exterior, vastly improved insulation, and extensive tech and cosmetic upgrades, Phase 1 of UFV’s Building Renewal Project is now “98-per-cent complete,” according to Nicolle Bourget, Building Renewal Project Manager. A few finishing touches, including landscaping, will finish the Building […]

Fast, flexible university-level learning with UFV’s new micro-credentials

A new approach is making applicable, accessible university-level credits available through an innovative micro-credential initiative. Currently enjoying a successful pilot stage, UFV’s micro-credential programs are set to expand in the upcoming spring and fall semesters. Covering Digital Marketing fundamentals such as web writing, collaborative and team working tools, graphic design, content promotion and WordPress, the […]

Sunny Fall day on the UFV Abbotsford campus.

UFV first BC post-secondary to take virtual quality assurance “test”

It’s like an exam for universities. Since 2015, every public post-secondary institution in British Columbia must participate in a Quality Assurance Process Audit (QAPA) once every eight years. A QAPA is an external review by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training that’s designed to ensure public post-secondary institutions follow rigorous and ongoing quality […]

Queering Cancer site provides resources to the LGBTQ2+ community

Queering Cancer (www.queeringcancer.ca) is a new website that addresses systemic disparities in access to cancer support and information for people who identify as LGBTQ2+. The site is the brainchild of a research team that includes Dr. Evan Taylor, an assistant professor in the UFV School of Social Work and Human Services, and colleagues from Queen’s […]

New Risk and Safety Ambassadors help keep campus safe

A new crew is dedicated to helping ensure a safe campus experience in the wake of COVID-19. Wearing blue t-shirts with ‘Be Smart, Keep 2 Meters Apart’ and equipped with clipboards and two-way radios, UFV’s Risk and Safety Ambassadors are educating and encouraging safety habits and physical distancing on UFV campuses. “They’re focusing on areas […]

Wherever you are, get ready to ShakeOut BC

UFV is encouraging all students, staff, and faculty to participate in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, October 15 at 10:15am. While the majority of UFV students, faculty, and staff are studying or working remotely, it’s important to adapt this emergency skill to your environment, and practice in a COVID-safe way, be […]

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 […]