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UFV Alumnus Seamus Heffernan releases debut novel Napalm Hearts

As a kid who feasted on pulp fiction, Seamus Heffernan thought the coolest guy in the room only needed two things – a tan trench coat and enough grit to pave the Trans-Canada Highway. Seven years, 7,000 kilometers and one master’s degree later, and Heffernan finally has his own flawed hero in Thaddeus Grayle, the […]

Andy Sidhu installed as UFV’s third chancellor

Drummers, dancers, and dignitaries were on hand on April 19. 2018, as Andy Sidhu was formally installed as the University of the Fraser Valley’s third Chancellor. A long-time proponent of community engagement and integration, Sidhu took over from Dr. Gwen Point, who served as UFV’s second Chancellor from 2015 to the present, following two terms […]

Harper named interim Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. David Harper will be taking on a new role as interim Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UFV. He will be reaching out to faculties, departments, and other stakeholders in the coming months to introduce the I&E@UFV initiative and gather your input. He will be taking a partial leave from his duties as a […]

UFV celebrates 2018 long-service employees

It’s the sign of a great workplace when employees stick around for a decade or three. UFV celebrated some of these long-serving employees at a special dinner at the Quality Inn on April 11, 2018. Interim president Jackie Hogan congratulated those marking significant anniversaries at UFV this year, noting that she’d been right there with […]

Student Research Day returns April 5

UFV students will be showcasing their intellectual talents once again at the UFV Student Research Day on Thurs, April 5. You can drop by the Spirit Bear lounge in Building A on the Abbotsford campus at 11:30 am to hear a from a smorgasbord of 23 student speakers or groups in a micro-lecture format. Each […]

Indigenous Film Series features award-winning Tsilhqot’in director Helen Haig-Brown

The UFV Indigenous Film series concludes on April 4 and 5 with a screening of three films by Helen Haig-Brown, an award-winning Tsilhqot’in director and a leading talent in experimental documentary. Through her creative and critical works in film, she documents a process of cultural revival through contemporary films that are interwoven with traditional storytelling […]

Métis students caring for the community’s future with support worker program at UFV

From a BC government news release: Sixteen Métis participants in the Lower Mainland have the opportunity to create a brighter future for themselves, their families and their community, with the launch of the Métis Community Support Worker program. “This partnership, between the University of the Fraser Valley and Métis Nation British Columbia, is helping Métis […]

Security update regarding unwanted touching

For immediate Release: ABBOTSFORD, BC: March 28, 2018 14:28 pm The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) has reported two incidents of unwanted sexual touching that occurred on the university’s Abbotsford campus to the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) who have issued a request for public assistance on this matter today. On Tuesday, March 20, UFV […]

UFV harm reduction initiative offers free Naloxone training and kits

Another unique opportunity to receive potentially life-saving medication comes to UFV March 5. The student-driven harm reduction initiative provides Naloxone training and access to free take-home Naloxone (THN) kits at sessions in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. The Opioid and Naloxone Awareness Day event – also featuring interactive educational booths – is driven by UFV Social Work […]

UFV one of 20 universities to receive QE Scholars funding for 2018

20 Canadian universities awarded $5.8M to cultivate next generation of global leadership (OTTAWA, ON) February 22, 2018 – The most recent round of the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, often referred to as the Queen Elizabeth Scholars program (QES), will see $5.8 million of funding to support 650 students in 20 Canadian […]

New UFV.ca home page launched

The UFV Web team in University Relations has launched a new look for the UFV.ca home page. As the front door of our web presence, this very visible page is a significant milestone in a much bigger project through which 96 out of 175 UFV sites have been redesigned and published. The last major overhaul of […]

Feed your brain with Faculty Microlectures

Would you like to know about biopods, anger awareness, space culture, and maintaining relationships with people with dementia? How about pandiculation for pain relief, ketogenic diets, and new methods of reducing littering? UFV is once again presenting microlectures by faculty members on Tues, Feb 20, at 11:30 am in the Spirit Bear cafe/lounge in Building […]