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Jacqueline Toering joins UFV as Director of Risk and Safety

Jacqueline Toering has joined UFV in the new position of Director of Risk and Safety. This role brings together responsibility for risk management and safety, incorporating the portfolios of security, emergency management, environmental health and safety, and enterprise risk management under one director who reports to Chief Financial Officer/Vice President Administration Betty Poettcker. Toering brings […]

Permanent parking changes coming to UFV Clearbrook July 4

Permanent parking changes are coming to UFV’s Clearbrook Centre beginning Wednesday, July 4, as the City of Abbotsford begins construction on a new courthouse facility. Parking for UFV’s Clearbrook Centre is being moved across Veteran’s Way, west of The Reach art gallery (see map, below). Courthouse construction is expected to take two years. Access to […]

Support available in wake of Florida shooting

After the horrific event of the Orlando Florida nightclub shooting, some students may experience a traumatic stress reaction. If you are a UFV student and feel distress over this event and need support, please visit Student Services in Abbotsford or Chilliwack (locations and contact information). UFV Counselling services are also available to help (locations and […]

Obituary: Henry Speer

Many at UFV will be saddened to hear that Dr. Henry Speer, a biology instructor and one of our early faculty members, passed away on May 13, 2016. A memorial service will be held this Thursday, May 19, at 5 pm in the Homestead Room at the Royal Hotel, corner of Wellington and Main, Chilliwack. […]

UFV hires CIO

UFV has new Chief Information Officer Darin Lee joins the University of the Fraser Valley as Chief Information Officer (CIO) effective March 7, 2016. Lee brings extensive university experience leading enterprise-level information system initiatives and aligning strategic organizational goals with innovative technology-based solutions. He is an exceptional communicator with a strong reputation for building collaborative […]

Obituary — Founding UFV Board Chair Doug Hamilton has passed away

One of the founders of the University of the Fraser Valley has passed away. Doug Hamilton, the first chair of the Fraser Valley College board, died on January 23, 2016. He was 91 years old. Doug Hamilton was a key part of a community coalition that lobbied for access to post-secondary education in the Fraser […]

Caleb Zimmerman joins UFV as Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment

Caleb Zimmerman is the new Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment at the University of the Fraser Valley — leading the team responsible for marketing strategy, visual identity, student recruitment, web development, advertising, and publications. Zimmerman brings strong experience leading an in-house creative team to build brand and support enrolment goals. Most recently, as Director […]

UFV and Cascades teams to search for new Director of Athletics and Recreation Services

Director of Athletics Rocky Olfert has left UFV to pursue other opportunities, following two years of service to the university and the Cascades varsity athletics teams. UFV will post the position of Director, Athletics and Recreation Services in the near future. In the interim, Dr. Chris Bertram, associate professor with the Kinesiology and Physical Education […]

Tracy Ryder Glass is the new Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies

Dr. Tracy Ryder Glass has joined UFV as the Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies, replacing Dr. Rosetta Khalideen, who served in the role for six years. The Faculty of Professional Studies is comprised of the School of Business, the School of Social Work and Human Services, and other departments and programs including Teacher […]