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UFV’s new Digital Manufacturing diploma addresses industry need for digital talent

With an eye to the future, the University of the Fraser Valley has announced an innovative new Digital Manufacturing program. Starting in 2020, the diploma program will cover 3D modelling, 3D printing, Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines, fabrication strategies, and much more. Graduates will be able to work as operators, technicians, or technologists, either in […]

New Principal of UFV India announced

The appointment of Dr. Shyam Vyas as the new Principal, UFV India was announced this week by Eric Davis, Provost and Vice-President, Academic. “Dr. Vyas will work collaboratively with UFV Deans, Directors and Heads to ensure that UFV India is engaging learners, transforming lives, and building community in northern India,” says Davis. The Principal provides […]

UFV Queen Elizabeth Scholars in spotlight

Recently, UFV student Maegan McKay spoke about her experience as a Queen Elizabeth Scholar (QES) at a Government House reception in Victoria. The third-year Global Development Studies (GDS) was one of eight QES alumni at the event marking five years of the QES program. McKay worked in Kenya at Nairobi’s United Nations partnership development office […]

Community celebrates as more than 2,400 students graduate from UFV

Years of hard work and study culminated in celebration for graduates, families, and friends at the University of the Fraser Valley at its June 4 and 5 Convocation ceremonies, held at the Abbotsford Centre. More than 2,400 students graduated with more than 2,800 credentials this year, with approximately 1,350 of them crossing the stage over […]

Matthew Harty awarded Governor General’s Gold Medal with perfect GPA

Early on in his career at the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), an aspiring Matthew Harty would occasionally help in street-level undercover work during a patrol shift. “I was quite young, so I was always a student, that was my story,” he says remembering the start of his police career. He would give the buy money […]

UFV to bestow honorary degree on John Jansen

John Jansen smiles, twisting the thick brassy ring on his right hand while casting kind eyes toward the Vedder River’s cold, fast waters. “It’s amazing how it all works out,” he says as the ring’s wide UFV logo catches light on a small corner of the 200-plus acres he helped acquire. “I think we’ve done […]

UFV to recognizes visionary entrepreneur Anthony von Mandl with honorary degree

Anthony von Mandl is an entrepreneur whose visionary efforts to transform British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley into a world-class wine-producing region have enhanced the reputation of Canadian wines and made the Okanagan a premiere tourism destination. In recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments in winemaking, agriculture, tourism, and economic development, von Mandl will receive an honorary Doctor […]

Master carver Francis Horne Sr. to receive UFV honorary degree

Francis Horne Sr. is a world-renowned Coast Salish master carver whose stirring work has been represented in a range of top Vancouver galleries since his professional career started almost 50 years ago. For his sculpting legacy and his lifelong commitment to helping and healing others, Horne was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree […]

New mission, values, and vision for UFV

Last fall, UFV embarked on a community-wide conversation about our future – specifically, about reshaping and redefining our organizational values, mission, and vision. Thank you for your input. It has been consistent, intelligent, thoughtful (and thought provoking), and heartfelt. The steering committee and the working group have engaged university stakeholders: students, faculty, staff, alumni, industry […]