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Sexualized Violence Prevention team receives 2018 UFV Teamwork Award

UFV’s Sexualized Violence Prevention Team has earned the 2018 UFV Teamwork Award. Working under the supervision of Student Life & Development coordinator Kyle Baillie, the team includes: Student Wellness and Development manager Greg Mather, Peer Resource and Leadership Centre coordinator Ashley Ward-Hall, Student Transitions coordinator Belinda Karsen, and Sexualized Violence Prevention Training coordinators Jessica Jahn […]

Cherie Enns earns UFV’s 2018 Teaching Excellence Award

World traveller. Life changer. For more than three decades, Cherie Enns has worked as a passionate urban planner dedicated to local and international policy, human rights and community design. She’s helped dozens of students affect change – in their own backyards and throughout buzzing Africa cities, with countless others coming to appreciate their impact on […]

Positive, passionate Karen Power embodies employee excellence

Balancing a passion for customer service and a positive results-driven nature with the ability to overcome challenges, Karen Power embodies employee excellence. For her years of dedication to and excellence in her work, Karen is this year’s winner of the Staff Excellence Award. Karen Power joined UFV in 1990, starting as an Assistant to the […]

Grads and families celebrate UFV Convocation 2018

People cheered, airhorns blew, and the occasional cowbell rang out as families and friends gathered at the Abbotsford Centre on June 5 and 6 to celebrate graduates at four University of the Fraser Valley Convocation ceremonies. More than 2,360 students graduated with more than 2,740 credentials this year, with 1,260 of them attending a ceremony […]

Student researchers recognized at awards night

Providing undergraduate students with research opportunities is one of UFV’s defining strengths. That strength was celebrated on May 24 as top student researchers were honoured at the annual Undergraduate Research Excellence awards. A total of 41 students were recognized at the event, receiving more than $25,000 worth of research awards, the most in the 14-year […]

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 […]

First year classes now offered on UFV Chilliwack campus

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 […]