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Whitney Fordham UFV’s inaugural Director, Alumni Relations

Whitney Fordham has begun a new role at UFV as Director, Alumni Relations and Executive Director, UFV Alumni Association. She was selected as Director in December of 2021 while on parental leave and is the first person to hold this role on a permanent basis. The Director, Alumni Relations, leads alumni engagement for more than […]

Three 30-year employees at the long-service celebration: Maple Crozier, Jane Webb, and Eric Davis.

2022 long-service employees celebrated

      Employees who have been around for a decade or more had the chance to be celebrated in person on May 16 at a dinner event at the Clarion Inn. President Joanne MacLean was delighted to greet the long-service employees and retiring faculty members who are receiving professor emeritus status in person after […]

UFV receives membership in United Nations Academic Impact Initiative

UFV’s commitment to principles that align with United Nations goals and mandates has earned the university membership in the United Nations Academic Impact Initiative (UNAI). UFV joins approximately 1,500 institutions in 147 countries who are working with the United Nations to promote global priorities, including peace, human rights, and sustainable development. As a UNAI member, […]

Inspirational Leadership 2022: Goudsblom leads from student-centred approach

A lifetime of forward-thinking leadership and commitment to improving the lives of those around him has led Mark Goudsblom to receive UFV’s 2022 Inspirational Leadership Award. Now Associate Vice President, Campus Planning and Facilities Management, Goudsblom was originally a nurse by profession, coming to Canada from his native Holland on a honeymoon with wife Mirjam. […]

Student housing to triple on Abbotsford campus thanks to provincial funding

More students at the University of the Fraser Valley’s (UFV) Abbotsford campus will be able to live on campus with the construction of new student housing that will triple the number of beds available and expand dining facilities. “We know that finding housing near UFV͛’s Abbotsford campus can be a challenge. That is why our […]

CityStudio Hubbub returns in person

CityStudio Abbotsford and CityStudio Chilliwack wrapped up a successful semester with the first in-person Hubbub events since 2019. Five UFV courses in Communications, Geography, Statistics, and Graphic Design tackled eleven important civic challenges provided by both municipalities. These included topics such as the future of water conservation, sustainable fashion, application of the UN sustainability goals […]

UFV welcomes Audrey Ackah as General Counsel

Audrey Ackah will join the University of the Fraser Valley on May 2 in the newly created position of General Counsel and will report to the President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Joanne MacLean. As principal legal officer for the University, Ackah will provide legal counsel and advice to the UFV board of governors, president, and senior […]