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A Salute a Venezia: The University Commons lunch buffet

Last week’s University Commons House lunch buffet for faculty and staff was a hit. Check out one lunch-goer’s review:   A full house again at the University Commons lunch buffet for faculty and staff. “A Salute a Venezia” was fine Italian dining without the fine Italian restaurant price and no need to wait for a […]

A very haunted Halloween at UFV

Faculty, staff and students at UFV embraced Halloween with an array of creative costumes. The campuses were alive with ghouls, goblins and witches. In Chilliwack, Theatre students walked the grounds instilling fear and promoting their upcoming show, The Arabian Nights. Check out some of the terrifying costumes here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufv/sets/72157627898337153/

UFV students fundraise for Turkish earthquake victims

In collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, UFV students have set up collection boxes to raise money for Turkey’s earthquake victims. On Oct 23, a destructive magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit eastern Turkey near the city of Van. According to the Disasters and Emergency Situations Directorate of Turkey, casualties have climbed to over 600 people, with […]

Birth announcement: Bertram

Congratulations to Kara and Chris Bertram (of UFV International and Kinesiology, respectively) on the birth of their second daughter, Maggie Wynn Bertram. She was born at Chilliwack General Hospital on Thursday Oct 27, and weighted 7 lb, 10 oz. A little sister for Kelsey.

UFV students lend a helping hand at Fraser Valley Gleaners

Residents of UFV’s Baker House recently volunteered at the Fraser Valley Gleaners to help cut and process food destined for developing countries. The 17 students are: Lee Harris (Chetwynd, B.C.), Jake Hu (China), Laura Ingram (Summerland, B.C.) , Sufyan Bijli (India), Soli Mun (South Korea), Riely Remepel (Stony Plain, AB), Francis Seung Hyeok Kim (South […]

RBC Foundation donation supports UFV students

The University of the Fraser Valley recently received a helping hand in its bid to build stronger connections in the community. On Monday afternoon, a representative from the RBC Foundation presented UFV with a donation of $12,000 at the Abbotsford campus. The money will support the development of the major project component within the new […]

UFV among Canada’s best in Globe and Mail’s 2012 University Report

Once again, UFV students have given their university first-class grades in several key categories. The Globe and Mail’s 2012 Canadian University Report was released on October 25, and the University of the Fraser Valley earned A-level grades in class size, quality of teaching and learning, student-faculty interaction, and instructors’ teaching style. “We are pleased to […]

Juna Soleil Bondar Affleck.

Birth announcement: Affleck/Bondar

Congratulations to math instructor Ian Affleck and his wife Carin Bondar, on the birth of their fourth child, Juna Soleil Bondar Affleck. Juna weighed 7 lb, 6.5 oz and was born on Fri, Oct 14, at 8:36 pm at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. She is welcomed by sister Loanna and brothers Shaeden and Faro.

UFV Cascades men’s golf team wins third at nationals

The UFV Cascades men’s golf team finished third at the 2011 CCAA national golf championships in Charlottetown, PEI. The Cascades finished the two-day event with a team score of 613, 26 strokes behind the two-time champion Humber College Hawks (Ontario). The host Holland College Hurricanes (Maritimes) finished second with a score of 609. The Cascades […]

University Commons staff lunch

UFV staff dine in style at the new Friday lunch hotspot: B121

Sodexo kicked off their University Commons lunch buffet for faculty and staff today, with a delicious Celebrating Thailand menu in room B121 on the Abbotsford campus. Scores of staff dined between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in an elegant dining environment  What? Yes, you read that correctly. Candlelight, classical music, white linen tableclothes, and even […]

UFV residents lend a helping hand on Thanksgiving

At a time when families gather to give thanks, four UFV students donated their time to serve Thanksgiving dinner at the Abbotsford Salvation Army meal centre. The four residents of Baker House, Anish Bahri (India), Nick Willms (Ucluelet, B.C.), Jireephan Chailee Jee (Thailand) and Hailey Kim (Korea), volunteered a day off from their studies and […]

Get involved in what interests you: advice from an alumna

UFV alumna Victoria Harris, who earned a BA in Sociology/Anthropology with an extended minor in Theatre in 2010, has a message for students: “Find something you love to do, and then surround yourself with others who can help you get to where you want to be.” Following her own advice, she is currently working in […]