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UFV seeking nominations for Betty Urquhart Community Service award

UFV is once again looking for unsung heroes. Do you know an individual or a group who has made the Fraser Valley a better place to live? People who make everyday contributions to their community but who may not be recognized? Consider nominating them for the UFV Betty Urquhart Community Service award. Betty Urquhart was […]

Food bank re-established at UFV

Hunger sucks. It’s hard to study when your stomach is grumbling, or you’re worried about buying adequate groceries for yourself and/or your kids. That’s why the UFV Coast Capital Peer Resource and Leadership Centre has teamed up with the Student Union Society to re-establish a food bank at UFV. “Food insecurity is a huge issue […]

UFV purchases former Finnegan’s property

The Abbotsford campus will gain some much needed space thanks to a recent purchase by UFV of the former Finnegan’s Pub and Phoenix Ballroom facilities and land. UFV has arranged to purchase the 1.6 acre property and building from the Esposito family for $9.85 million. The university is carefully evaluating the property for both and […]

UFV library hosts Art of the Book exhibit — only Lower Mainland stop

Do you love books for more than the words printed on the page? Do you appreciate creative book design, and marvel at the creativity of those who design them? Then you’ll want to drop in to the Art of the Book 2018, an international juried exhibition of the work of members of the Canadian Bookbinders […]

Fraser Valley Literary Festival comes to UFV

UFV is hosting a revitalized Fraser Valley Literary Festival this September. The festival will be held in the Student Union Building on Fri, Sept 21 from 6-8:30 pm with an evening wine and cheese reception and keynote address shared by Billeh Nickerson, Renee Saklikar, and Carleigh Baker The festival continues on Sat, Sept 22, from […]

UFV to go smoke free

On October 1, 2018, UFV will join many other Canadian universities and go smoke-free. This means all UFV campuses, centres, and grounds will become smoke-free environments. UFV is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community and leading the stewardship of our environment. Providing clean air for everyone who studies, works, and lives […]

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 […]

Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project travels to tell untold stories

Ishpreet unfurls five metres of electric blue cotton across a Best Western comforter. The turban unwinds like stories he’s told in living rooms across B.C. Another early morning, another chance to change history. Fueled by a grant secured by the South Asian Studies Institute in collaboration with the Royal B.C. Museum (RBCM), Ishpreet Anand’s role […]

Garry Fehr appointed AVP of Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies at UFV

Dr. Garry Fehr has been appointed Associate Vice-President, Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley. Fehr is currently the Director of the UFV Agriculture Centre of Excellence and an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment. He begins his new role on Sept. 1, 2018. Fehr takes […]

Talking With: Retirees from Theatre and English revive play from 1989

Retired but not tired of theatre is one way to describe some former UFV faculty and staff who have revived a performance from 1989 and will be performing it July 10 at the Harrison Festival of the Arts. First performed to sold-out audiences twenty-nine years ago as a Fraser Valley College theatre presentation and then […]

Campus Rec day camps combine fun, health, and fitness

Looking for some fun healthy activities to keep the kids occupied this summer? The UFV Athletics and Campus Rec departments are hosting summer camps on both the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campus this year for ages 6-18 from July 3-August 30, 2018. Our day camp programs use the power of experiential learning to enhance the personal growth […]