Tag Archives | Abbotsford

SUSPocalyse welcomes UFV students to Abbotsford

On Thursday afternoon, Abbotsford’s UFV campus was transformed for SUSPocalypse. Hosted by the Student Union Society, the event celebrated new and returning students at UFV. There was a dunk tank, a bungee run, and of course — food! From 3 p.m.onward, the stage was home to some awesome local talent. Cory Woodward, Sidney York, Rug Foot, […]

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 […]

Abbotsford welcomes the Teacher Education program

The Teacher Education program has arrived in Abbotsford! The Teacher Education program at UFV is a post-degree program designed to turn students into teachers. The students enrolled in the program form a cohort that learns and studies together, and with a year’s worth of full-time study will become familiar with and prepared for K-12 curriculum […]

Art student turned UFV science major honoured with Canadian award

An art student who turned science major following the discovery that she had a rare disease was recently honoured as one of the top students in Canada. Twenty-seven-year-old Jenna Peters from Abbotsford was awarded the Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship for her genetic research done at UFV. The award, valued at $17,500, is a […]

UFV students and program reach new heights in Antigua

Building relationships, gaining confidence, and being humbled are just a few of the experiences had by a group of UFV students on a recent trip to Antigua with the Champions for Health Promoting Schools program. In its seventh year, the project also reached new heights — from being commended by the Antiguan minister of education, […]

UFV students host sports day with a twist in Antigua

Following an early morning tropical rainstorm over the Caribbean island of Antigua, the sun eventually came out on Friday afternoon, helping a group of UFV students host a successful Unity Games. The event is described as a Canadian sports day with a twist, by UFV Kinesiology instructor Joanna Sheppard. This is Sheppard’s seventh year hosting […]

UFV students go on air in Antigua

UFV students hit the Antiguan airwaves on air Wednesday morning to highlight their program, Champions for Health Promoting Schools. Mackenzie Edwards of Abbotsford and Amber Major from Agassiz were featured on the popular morning show,  Goodmorning Jo Jo on Hitz FM 91.9. Along with UFV Kinesiology instructor Joanna Sheppard, the creator of the program, they […]

Dragon’s Den star talks about ‘Getting Naked’ at UFV

Just a few years ago, Joel Primus was studying at UFV, unsure of what avenue he wanted to pursue. Now, he’s the founder of Naked Boxer Briefs – a successful underwear line that is being sold in stores across North America. He is also the founder of Project World Citizen Society, a non-profit organization that […]

Turn it Off Week: Nov 14–18

The Abbotsford UFV campus uses approximately 6,000,000 kWh or $400,000 of electricity annually — enough electricity to power about 600 B.C. homes for a year. Help us save energy and reduce our carbon footprint by participating in Turn it Off Week, Nov 14–18. Please turn off all lights, monitors, chargers, printers and media equipment, such […]