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Flood Stories winners’ submissions ‘incredibly powerful’

A year after flooding devastated the Fraser Valley, the collective experience has been captured in a series of artistic expressions garnered through a contest and an open invitation for those affected to share their stories. The results are in, and they’re remarkable, according to Dr. Michelle Superle, who organized the Flood Stories project. “The inspiration […]

Community volunteers Amber Price and Ana Krapchatova receive Betty Urquhart award

Two women who have made a difference in their communities through volunteer work and leadership were recognized by the University of the Fraser Valley with a Betty Urquhart Community Service award recently. Betty Urquhart was one of the first employees of the university and believed strongly in volunteering and giving back to the community. While […]

Bar-q-terie collaboration brings out the best in culinary and carpentry students

What do you get when you bring carpenters and cooks together? Bar-q-terie! The second annual Bar-q-terie was a meaty collaboration between UFV culinary students, who planned and prepared the menu, and carpentry students, who designed custom ‘bar-q-terie’ boards based on the cook’s menu plan. Bar-q-terie is a term used to describe a charcuterie-like board utilizing […]

Doran Hoge joins UFV as Director of Energy and Sustainability

UFV’s new Director of Energy and Sustainability has moved across the country to take the job because he thinks UFV is in a unique position to respond to climate change and environmental sustainability. As a university located in a living laboratory of environmental challenges, Doran Hoge believes that UFV can be a leader, both in […]

UFV Town & Gown celebrates community, raises over $210,000 for students 

The University of the Fraser Valley welcomed community supporters to its Abbotsford campus on November 10 for the sixth annual Town & Gown, a celebration demonstrating the transformational power of a UFV education.   The event was the first in-person Town & Gown since 2019 and raised $210,690 in support of students. This more than doubled […]

Distinguished Alumni 2022: Matt Douma a leading educator in health-care field

Matt Douma is a shining example of an outstanding UFV alumnus now, but back in the mid-2000s he wasn’t your typical nursing student. Douma, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006, is this year’s recipient of the UFV Distinguished Alumni award. During his student days he chafed against convention and questioned the […]

Young Distinguished Alumni 2022: Kara Chan making a global impact by combating climate change in Australia

Inside a high-rise office overlooking Sydney’s endless sea of skyscrapers, Kara Chan and her team are helping solve Australia’s most pressing climate and energy-related issues. On any given day, the team can brainstorm, debate, and build strategic plans around the country’s impending forest fires, floods, heat waves, energy consumption, and alternatives, and extreme storms. The […]

UFV Theatre presents innovative take on 2021 flood in Ghosting of Sumas Lake

UFV Theatre has responded to the devastating flood in the Fraser Valley last November by creating a unique and original play using deviced theatre techniques. Ghosting of Sumas Lake, directed by Dr. Michelle LaFlamme, is the first production of the 2022/23 theatre season. In November 2021 the Sumas Prairie region experienced a historic storm, a […]

One year later: Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund making a difference through $4.44 million fund

November 14, 2022, marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the extraordinary two-day rainstorm that pushed the Nooksack River through its banks and caused flooding across the Fraser Valley. Over 3,300 people were evacuated from their homes during the disaster. Farms, businesses, and infrastructure were heavily damaged or destroyed completely.    In the immediate […]

UFV and RBC launch RBC On Campus

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) are deepening their long-standing partnership by launching RBC On Campus. This initiative expands financial literacy opportunities and engages students with practical, relevant content and advice through a dedicated on-campus presence and a variety of initiatives and channels. RBC On Campus is […]