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Playwright Tomson Highway to visit UFV Oct 23 and 24

  A Canadian Aboriginal playwright with a previous connection to the University of the Fraser Valley will visit the Chilliwack and Abbotsford campuses this October. Cree writer Tomson Highway will be on the Chilliwack campus on Sunday, Oct. 23, for a staged reading of excerpts from his play The Rez Sisters. He will visit the […]

Tony Parsons describes ‘A Life in News’ at UFV Chilliwack

Longtime Canadian broadcaster Tony Parsons will be visiting the University of the Fraser Valley’s  Chilliwack campus this week for an interactive discussion covering an array of topics. A Life in the News will explore Parsons’ career as a media personality, which has spanned more than 50 years. He will also be responding to audience questions, […]

UFV nursing students offer knowledge for all ages at health fair

Whether you’re interested in old age heart health or dental care for preschoolers, an upcoming event will have information that can help you or a family member. On Friday, Oct. 21, the University of the Fraser Valley fourth year nursing students are holding their annual health fair at Sevenoaks  Shopping Centre in Abbotsford. At the […]

Langley Secondary Students at UFV presentation

UFV student recruiters on the road touring BC high schools

More than 1,000 high school students came to check out what UFV student recruiter Daniel Goertz had to say during week one of the annual Post-secondary Institutes of BC (PSIBC) tour. The tour is a coordinated effort by universities, colleges and institutes to visit high schools together, making it easy for Grade 12 students to […]

Dental Hygiene grads 2011

UFV Dental Hygiene grads score above national average

Students enrolled in UFV’s Dental Hygiene diploma program earned top marks in the National Dental Hygiene certification board examination, completed this past May. UFV dental hygiene students consistently scored above the national average compared to other students who wrote the same exam across Canada. “We are very pleased with the results; we know our graduates […]

Student video host Sheetal Deo with HuStream's Jordy Starling, filming in the automotive shop at UFV's Trades and Technology Centre, Chilliwack.

Students ‘Get 2 Know UFV’ with new online interactive video tour

The University of the Fraser Valley just made it very quick and easy — and a whole lot more entertaining — to find out almost everything you ever wanted to know about becoming a student at UFV. By teaming up with Kelowna-based HuStream, the university has produced a new interactive video tour, now on UFV’s website.  […]

Chris Bertram

Bertram to speak on new approaches to helping children with FASD

Where some people focus on weaknesses, Dr. Chris Bertram prefers to focus on strengths. The University of the Fraser Valley kinesiologist has been working with a research team for five years, trying to find ways to help children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder live up their full potential. Bertram, this year’s winner of the Teaching […]

Brian Minter and daughter and grandson

Minter to serve another three years as UFV Chancellor

Canadian gardening icon and Fraser Valley community leader Dr. Brian Minter has been reappointed to a second three-year term as Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley. A recipient of the Order of Canada, the Spirit of Enterprise award, and the BC Small Business Excellence award, Dr. Minter is a horticulturist, entrepreneur and co-owner […]

UFV signs accord on Indigenous Education

  UFV recently joined more than 50 faculties of education across Canada in signing an Accord on Indigenous Education. The accord was signed to acknowledge the institutional awareness of aboriginal education issues and highlight a commitment to promoting integration of indigenous knowledge within teacher education programs. “This won’t be an on-the-shelf document, but a living […]

Donors thanked at UFV Changing Lives awards ceremony soiree

“Thank you, thank you, thank you.” If you were an eavesdropper at the University of the Fraser Valley Changing Lives awards ceremony on Sept 20, you would have heard those words repeated over and over again. This year, the UFV development office, which coordinates all fundraising initiatives at UFV, tried a new cocktail party-style format […]