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UFV celebrates 40th anniversary with ongoing commitment to success and community

The University of the Fraser Valley celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. It was a year to be proud of, one that included building openings, program launches, local and international activities, and student, faculty, staff, and alumni success, both locally and beyond.   40th anniversary Friday, April 4 marked 40 years since Fraser Valley College […]

UFV marks 40th anniversary with community celebrations

UFV continues to celebrate its 40th anniversary year with several community events in September and October. Things get groovy on Wednesday, Sept 17, when UFV hosts a 1970s-inspired party on the campus green at the Abbotsford campus on King Road. There will be a retro costume contest, live music, marketplace, kids zone and more! The […]

Happy anniversary to UFV — Founding Day to be marked April 4 (and 2)

UFV is turning 40, and our anniversary is approaching soon! Fraser Valley College was proclaimed into existence by provincial education minister Eileen Dailly on April 4, 1974. From a college without walls to a university college, to a modern multi-campus university, we have grown with the Fraser Valley for four decades. As we recognize our […]

Fact-finding + fire-fighting. Research for safer cities.

UFV researchers analyzed over 5,000 fires for the Surrey Fire Service, to help design the internationally renowned HomeSafe program — saving more lives locally + beyond. The City of Surrey’s HomeSafe project: Evidence Based Fire Reduction Strategy (developed with research conducted by University of the Fraser Valley) was selected as a recipient of the 2013 International City/County Management Association (ICMA) […]

Safer games + healthier brains. Preventing invisible injuries.

Through local partnership, UFV is using world-class brain imaging techniques to spot and prevent concussions in student athletes — helping kids stay safe. A rainbow of wires streams across the table as UFV kinesiology instructor Michael Gaetz whispers “Breathe . . . perfect” and the bulky teen stares ahead, unblinking. The test, taking place in a […]

UFV + NASA. Looking for signs of life.

UFV researchers are helping NASA understand the environment of odd life forms. Investigating the universe from the bottom of an ancient lake, right here in BC. Working with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is a dream for most scientists. And it’s something a group of UFV students were able to experience during a summer […]