Tag Archives | agriculture

Lieutenant Governor’s Medal — Jacqlyn Marvin: She flew the friendly skies but studied ’til the cows came home

For almost eight years, Jacqlyn Marvin’s future was literally up in the air. Steering her interests toward UFV Agriculture changed that in a hurry. A successful flight attendant based out of Seattle’s Sea-Tac International Airport, Marvin travelled the world, but couldn’t shake a nagging tug to her roots high atop Chilliwack’s eastern hillsides — where […]

UFV thanks Otter Co-op for supporting agriculture programs

UFV agriculture students and faculty gathered recently to thank Otter Co-op for supporting their Agricultural programs through a $75,000 donation of funds and gifts-in-kind. The funding provided by Otter Co-op helped to build and outfit barn facilities in the UFV Agriculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) on the UFV Chilliwack campus. UFV has named the Otter […]

Garry Fehr named Director of new Agriculture Centre of Excellence at UFV

Dr. Garry Fehr has been named Director of the Agriculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) at the University of the Fraser Valley. Fehr is a faculty member of the Geography and the Environment department and will work with internal and external advisory committees while reporting to Dr. Adrienne Chan, Associate Vice President of Research, Engagement, and […]

Life in Agriburbia panel and exhibition

On Wed, Oct 1, UFV presented Life in Agriburbia, a panel discussion and exhibition on the issues that arise when suburbia and farmland converge. Following that, UFV hosted an opening reception for an exhibit on Life in Agriburbia in the UFV Gallery (Room B136). The exhibit runs at the UFV Gallery from Sept 26 to […]

BC Minister of Agriculture tours UFV Agriculture Centre of Excellence

UFV President and Vice-Chancellor Mark Evered, Chilliwack MLA John Martin, Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation’s John Jansen along with UFV administrators and faculty were pleased to provide a tour of UFV’s new Agriculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) to BC’s Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick on Thursday, August 21. The Centre is located at the Chilliwack campus […]

UFV opens Agriculture Centre of Excellence at Canada Education Park

The University of the Fraser Valley officially opened its Agriculture Centre of Excellence on April 4, 2014, the university’s 40th anniversary. Premier Christy Clark and other dignitaries attended a special ceremony marking the opening (see provincial government news release here and photos of the ceremony here.) UFV agriculture students will be learning in state-of-the-art facilities […]

UFV signs agreement with Okanagan College

Okanagan College and the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) will be working closely together after committing to ongoing collaboration on programming, services and other ventures that are in line with their goals and that will address the needs of the regions they serve. UFV President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mark Evered joined College President Jim […]

B.C.’s future is growing at UFV’s new Agriculture Centre of Excellence

The following is a news release from the Province of British Columbia: British Columbia’s newest centre of excellence is dedicated to agriculture, with construction progressing at the University of the Fraser Valley on a brand-new barn and greenhouses after an investment of $1 million by government. “We are planting the seeds of success for students […]

Agriculture alum inspires succulent addition to UFV’s campus at CEP

A single, succulent suggestion is helping beautify UFV’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park this semester, and beyond. As those waiting nearby for the UFV/SUS shuttle bus have likely noticed, large concrete planters have sprouted up around Building V, beginning with a line of 11 along the south side. Smaller planters to the north will […]

UFV, partners, and donors team up to fund BC School of Agriculture

UFV has committed $750,000 toward the construction of the first stage of the new BC School of Agriculture on its Chilliwack campus at the Canada Education Park. Representatives from UFV, the provincial government, the City of Chilliwack, and Envision Financial gathered for a sod-turning event at the site of the new UFV agricultural facilities, including […]