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Students at UFV celebrate the elimination of interest on B.C. student loans

Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training news release Students at the University of the Fraser Valley are welcoming the elimination of interest from B.C. student loans as part of Budget 2019. This decision will help alleviate the burden of debt for 200,000 people. B.C. student loans stopped accumulating interest, effective Feb. 19, 2019. Melanie […]

BCTECH Summit 2019: UFV’s weed-blasting robot and phantom lung on display

Students and alumni of UFV’s Engineering Physics Diploma in Mechatronics program were at the university’s BCTECH Summit booth this week showing off their involvement in some impressive creations. The RoboWeeder — an autonomous, sustainable, and eco-friendly arm-on-wheels that finds and blasts weeds with microwaves — was one of the projects on display in the Vancouver […]

Exercise is Medicine — Dr. Don McKenzie to share his research on breast cancer as part of UFV Health Speaker Series

Dr. Don McKenzie has changed the approach to exercise prescription for women with breast cancer. As a global leader in the science of cancer and exercise, his research has had a significant impact on improving the lives of women with breast cancer. Challenging the notion that women diagnosed with breast cancer should avoid upper-body exercise, […]

Daughter and father team up for Potlatch as Pedagogy book

As a very young man in the 1960s, Haida artist Robert Davidson returned home and became the first person to raise a totem pole in Haida Gwaii in nearly 100 years. Potlatch as Pedagogy, a new book that his daughter, UFV education professor Sara Davidson, wrote in collaboration with him, grew out of their life […]

Back on the books: semi-academic Riverdale-themed conference returns to UFV

Academics and fans will gather once again at on Wed, March 13 for the second annual Riverdale themed pop-culture conference: “The Riverdale Universe: A Semi-academic Conference.” Its schedule boasts 16 presenters, a full day of panels, and a choose-your-own-adventure-style interactive project, and wraps up with a milkshake social at Rocko’s Diner in Mission, where parts […]

At 105 (dog) years, Mac the canine counsellor at UFV is retiring

Mac the canine counsellor at the University of the Fraser Valley is calling it a career and retiring after 13 years of helping students cope with post-secondary stress. The 15 year-old golden retriever is the Pacific Assistance Dog Society’s (PADS) longest serving member and has worked alongside registered clinical counsellor Dawn Holt in the UFV […]

Uncover the mystery of Anne with UFV Theatre

The University of the Fraser Valley’s Theatre department presents the second production of its 2018-19 season, Martin Crimp’s Attempts on Her Life. The show is directed by award-winning director and actor Alex Lazaridis Ferguson. Ferguson is the Co-Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed performance group Fight With a Stick. Through five distinct voices, Attempts on […]

Take a deep dive into UFV events and activities with Valley Fest

The University of the Fraser Valley will be showcasing creativity and community connection from March 11 to 16 through Valley Fest, a weeklong celebration of local culture and community. Valley Fest will feature more than 50 events in six days. The public is welcome. Admission is free for most events. The finale dinner on March […]

UFV makes BC’s Top Employer list for fifth consecutive year

Five-time winner has a nice ring to it. That’s a status the University of the Fraser Valley can claim this week after being named one of BC’s Top Employers for the fifth straight year. UFV was selected because, among other reasons and criteria met, the university: Provides employees, as part of their flexible health benefits […]

Powerful panel trio for International Women’s Day at UFV

There will be some high-achieving women on hand at the University of the Fraser Valley on March 8 for International Women’s Day. Award-winning journalist and 2018 UFV honorary doctorate recipient Dr. Kim Bolan, award-winning author Robyn Maynard, and Indigenous political science professor Dr. Gina Starblanket will share their perspectives and personal and professional experiences. This […]

Collaborative approach to teaching and learning focus of guest lecture

A leading innovator in approaches to teaching will share his insights at the University of the Fraser Valley on Feb 27. Dr. Peter Looker is the next speaker in the President’s Leadership Lecture Series. His presentation will take place at 4:30 pm in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (B101). Admission is free and the public […]