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Kim Bolan, Malwinder Dhami, Siyamiyateliyot Elizabeth Phillips, and Sophie Schmidt to receive honorary degrees

An award-winning investigative journalist, a community-minded philanthropist and dentist, the last fluent speaker of a local Indigenous language, and a two-time Olympic medalist and professional soccer player will receive honorary doctorates at the University of the Fraser Valley this June. Vancouver Sun reporter Kim Bolan, Stó:lō Elder Siyamiyateliyot Elizabeth Phillips, Abbotsford dentist and long-time UFV […]

Bike to Work Week May 28 to June 3

Bike to Work Week is just days away! From Monday, May 28 through Sunday, June 3, UFV will be participating by encouraging staff, faculty, and students to commute to school by using a sustainable form of transportation – bicycling. Biking is a zero emission form of transportation which helps significantly reduce your carbon footprint! There […]

UFV commits to entire first year in Chilliwack for a range of degree programs

First-year UFV students who live in Chilliwack will be able to start their university studies close to home in several programs in the upcoming academic year. The university has committed to offering the first full year of several popular bachelor’s degree programs at the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park starting in September, 2018. These […]

Coast Capital donation funds peer-to-peer student support at UFV

Coast Capital Savings is helping the University of the Fraser Valley invest in student success. A gift of $50,000 is fuelling the UFV Coast Capital Peer Resource and Leadership Centre (PRLC) to continue helping students using a peer-to-peer support model. The PRLC‘s mandate is to provide holistic help for students. At the Coast Capital PRLC, student peer leaders help students […]

UFV automotive students to benefit from generosity of Lordco founder’s legacy

Ed Coates founded Lordco Auto Parts in 1974 with a small store in Maple Ridge, BC. Over the years his entrepreneurial spirit and aggressive drive to succeed established Lordco as BC’s market leader in the sale of automotive parts and accessories. Now the foundation established in his memory is helping future automotive professionals and entrepreneurs […]

Wideman promoted to AVP, Teaching and Learning

Dr. Maureen Wideman has been promoted to Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning. Wideman has been Director of Teaching and Learning at UFV since 2014.  “This brings the position into line with that of the AVP, Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies, an alignment that better fits a teaching-centred university, and will increase the profile and […]

UFV welcomes Dr. Joanne MacLean to presidency with installation ceremony

The University of the Fraser Valley marked the beginning of Dr. Joanne MacLean’s term as president and vice chancellor on May 11 with an installation ceremony on its Abbotsford campus. Dr. MacLean was formally installed by Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin. The ceremony was attended by representatives from local, provincial, and federal levels of government; from […]

Meet the President — getting to know Dr. Joanne MacLean

It can be a long path to the president’s office at a university. It takes a strong academic portfolio, a seasoned administrative resume, exemplary leadership skills, and an open approach and demeanor that connects easily with people. Those tasked with the challenge of choosing UFV’s next president are confident they have checked all the key […]

Walk through a vision of the future with Jane’s walk at UFV/U District May 5

The second annual Jane’s Walk in Abbotsford is scheduled from May 4 to 6, 2018 at various locations throughout the community. Jane’s Walk, inspired by internationally renowned visionary planner, Jane Jacobs, is a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that help people get in touch with each other and where they live. It’s about bridging […]

Six medals for UFV at BC provincials of Skills Canada trades competition

UFV students fared well at the BC Provincial Skills Canada competition at Tradex in Abbotsford on April 18, bringing home three gold, a silver, and two bronze medals. Congratulations to the following medal winners: Arianna Guenette, Architectural Drafting — Secondary, Bronze Kurtis Stevenson, Architectural Drafting — Secondary, Silver Greg Zervini, Heavy Mechanical, Gold Matthias Leclair, […]

UFV sales students help to achieve record sales month for Abbotsford chamber

Does the prospect of making cold calls send fear into your heart? For many people it does. But for professional salespeople, a willingness and ability to make successful cold calls is a sign of high functioning communications skills. And courage! For the past five years during the month of March, students in UFV’s Bus 322 […]

UFV leases Five Corners Chilliwack location to CEPCO

The University of the Fraser Valley has leased space at the location known as Five Corners in Chilliwack to the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation (CEPCO). The university will retain ownership of the building and Community Futures South Fraser will continue to have office space in the building. CEPCO, the economic development arm of the City […]