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Dr. Bonnie Henry holds virtual townhall; UFV President and Provost host and moderate

On December 8, Dr. Bonnie Henry and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) held a virtual town hall for post-secondary institutions, Indigenous partners, post-secondary labour organizations, student associations, and sector association presidents. UFV’s Dr. Joanne Maclean provided the Indigenous territorial acknowledgement and Dr. James Mandigo was the townhall moderator. Questions were posted by […]

Dr. Schinckus named UFV’s Dean of Professional Studies

Dr. Chris Schinckus has been appointed Dean of Professional Studies at UFV, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Schinckus most recently served as Director of the UFV School of Business. Previously, he worked as head of the School of Finance and Accounting at Taylor’s University in Malaysia, director of research at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Vietnam), […]

EFCIE Innovation Grants 2022 now available for student–faculty teams

If you are a current UFV student or UFV STEM graduate (within the past two years) and are interested in making an impact on society with your innovative research, UFV’s Esposito Family Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EFCIE) might have an Innovation Grant for you! The recipients of the EFCIE Innovation Grant 2021 were awarded […]

Ken Ku’s journey: from photography to formaldehyde

Ken Ku is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree (biology honours, chemistry minor) but that’s not where university started for him. While Ken had a strong focus on science in high school, he was recruited to a US art school where he earned a degree in photography and print making. “It was […]

International alumni launch flood fundraiser from across the sea

Two former UFV International students hope to help flood victims in their “very special hometown” with a GoFundMe campaign launched 7,600 km away. Reina Inoue (Uchibori) and Naoshige (Shige) Fujimoto studied at UFV in the mid/late 2000s. Reina worked for UFV International, and volunteered to coordinate International student events with Leah Carr and Kathryn Garcia, […]

Student research gigs led to passion for sociology for Larissa Kowalski

Larissa Kowalski made a big leap when she enrolled at UFV. She was the first in her family to attend university. Making the even bigger leap from student to researcher during her undergraduate years gave her the knowledge, skills, and confidence she needed to successfully apply to and complete a graduate degree. Larissa came to […]

UFV Theatre presents video performances of Climate Change Theatre Action — Nov 25-27

UFV Theatre presents the first production of its 2021/22 theatre season, Climate Change Theatre Action 2021, directed by visiting guest artist Elaine Ávila. Climate Change Theatre Action 2021 is a globally distributed theatre festival, now in its fourth iteration, made up of 51 short plays by world-renowned playwrights and creators from every continent on earth, […]

UFV employees found refuge in crisis thanks to caring community members

On Sunday night, Mike Teigen and his family were inside their Honda Pilot just outside of Hope, BC, staring ahead at a highway submerged in water, when they realized they were out of options. They couldn’t go west on Highway 7 towards their home in Mission, as they had tried to 90 minutes earlier, because […]

Update on week one of Fraser Valley flood with President Joanne MacLean

A message from UFV President Joanne MacLean: What a week it has been. The flood in the Fraser Valley has affected so many and reached almost to our campus doors.UFV cancelled classes out of compassion and care for our community and those students, faculty, and staff who have had to leave their homes, or who […]