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2018 a year of new beginnings, collaboration, and partnerships at UFV

It was a year of new beginnings at the University of the Fraser Valley. UFV announced a new president, Dr. Joanne MacLean, in January and held a formal installation ceremony on May 11. UFV also formally welcomed Chancellor Andy Sidhu to his post with an installation in April. President MacLean launched a visioning process in […]

Five former UFV students receive $5,000 transfer scholarships

Five former UFV students who have transferred to continue their education have received Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships worth $5,000 each to assist them in moving between BC post-secondary institutions. Caleb Keillor of Abbotsford (who transferred to Simon Fraser University), and Jake Letkeman and Garrett Offereins (both of Abbotsford), Emma Rose of Chilliwack, and Brent Mueller […]

Gingerbread collaboration wins first prize

Sitting among a village of gum-dropped, mostly European-style gingerbread houses, an austere cookie structure stands out, more distinct than its flashy candy counterparts. The tiny home is an artistic interpretation of a traditional Coast Salish dwelling, similar to abodes that were built for thousands of years along the banks of the Fraser River and its […]

Anita Nielsen new Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Anita Nielsen has joined the University of the Fraser Valley as Executive Director, Advancement and Alumni Relations. She comes to UFV from KCI Ketchum Canada, where she was a senior search and philanthropy consultant. Prior to this role Anita held increasingly senior positions with the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, culminating as Associate Vice […]

Nominate someone great! UFV seeking nominations for a variety of awards and honours

Nominate someone great! At UFV, we believe in honouring excellence and recognizing outstanding achievement and service. To do so, we need your help in the form of nominations. Let us know who deserves to be recognized! UFV is currently seeking nominations for the following awards and honours in the categories of Faculty Excellence, Employee Service […]

UFV welcomes community at Town and Gown 2018

The University of the Fraser Valley welcomed supporters from the community to the Abbotsford campus on November 14 for Town and Gown, a fundraising dinner that celebrated the transformational power of a UFV education. Community guests mingled with UFV faculty members and student ambassadors, who shared stories about how their UFV experience changed their lives […]

President and Chancellor visit UFV India in Chandigarh

UFV President Joanne MacLean and Chancellor Andy Sidhu touched down in Chandigarh in early November for their first visit to UFV India. Along with their partners Maureen Murphy and Pritam Sidhu, the president and chancellor had a jam-packed agenda for their week-long visit. While in India they visited  the Golden Temple in Amritsar, toured UFV […]

Roger Friesen brings mental muscle to BC Lions

The BC Lions are hoping they have an Olympic-sized head start when roaring into Sunday’s CFL playoff game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. UFV Kinesiology professor Roger Friesen has been with the Lions every step of the way this season, joining their Kamloops training camp as the team’s performance psychology consultant. Often referred to as sports […]