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UFV and NASA collaborate on research project

Working with NASA is a dream for most scientists. And it’s something a group of University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) students were able to experience during a recent research trip to south central B.C. The group spent two days at Kelly Lake, near Clinton, in late July, collecting data to learn more about the […]

Institutions discuss how to integrate First Nations’ values, culture

By Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun In a forum that pulls together topics ranging from mandatory courses to traditional long-houses, Canadian educators and administrators are meeting this week to look at ways to better integrate First Nations values and culture into post-secondary institutions. The first of its kind, the gathering Monday and Tuesday at the University […]

UFV to host Indigenizing the Academy conference

It’s one thing to incorporate indigenous content into courses and programs. But the University of the Fraser Valley is taking the concept of partnering with the Aboriginal community to a new level by committing to the concept of “indigenizing” the academy. What this means and how it is achieved will be the subject of a […]

Lens of Empowerment displayed in England before returning to the Fraser Valley

After most classes ended in May, the work of one small group of students continued. For the first time last year, UFV introduced a three-course project called the Lens of Empowerment.  The students worked with digital photography and video production, then used these skills to dive into specific topics related to women and identity in […]

An introduction to CEP: stops on a tour of UFV’s new building

Welcome to the new building at Canada Education Park! The new building at Canada Education Park is a 150,000 square-foot facility. Half of the facility is new construction (library, dental clinic an classrooms, faculty offices) and the remainder is a repurpose of an existing Military Engineering  School building at the site. Come on in! Take […]

Swing Into Spring supports Health Sciences at UFV

  The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Fraser Valley will be able to equip its new dental labs in style, thanks to the support of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser. The club recently hosted its annual Swing Into Spring fundraising event, raising nearly $45,000. The majority of funds raised will […]

Evelyn McKenzie – a life of generosity and love of teaching

Evelyn McKenzie was known to her children as a ‘fun mom’ — warm, loving, kind and jovial — a good reflection of the family she herself was raised in. Evelyn and her husband Ken moved to Cloverdale from Saskatchewan, and Evelyn continued her teaching career that had been launched in a one- room prairie school. […]

Mystery particle leads UFV student to London

  Quantum physics might be the last thing on your mind this summer, but it’s been a full-time job for three students and a professor at UFV. And as a result of their hard work and focus, one student is off to London to participate in a prestigious forum hosted by Imperial College London. UFV […]

Rocky Olfert kicks off school year as UFV’s new Athletic Director

After a nine-month search for the right candidate, UFV has finally found a new Athletic Director. Starting next week, Rocky Olfert will dive into the world of UFV athletics, taking over the role from interim director Chris Bertram. Olfert comes to UFV from Columbia Bible College, where he notably led the men’s volleyball team to […]

Dr. Yvon Dandurand returns to research and professorship, passing Associate Vice President Research and Graduate Studies to Dr. Adrienne Chan

 Yvon Dandurand has served as Associate Vice-President (AVP), Research and Graduate Studies for the past 10 years, and is now stepping aside to return to teaching and research projects of his own. “I get all kinds of requests to be a guest lecturer as part of other professors’ classes, but that’s really not the same […]