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executive chef and culinary instructor Jody Sigurdson

Award-winning chef shares her passion in the classroom

When executive chef Jody Sigurdson-Longo showed her culinary arts class at Rick Hansen Secondary a clip from Chopped Canada, one of her students quipped: “Chef, you could totally win this!” And that’s what triggered Jody to compete in and win the famed Food Network cooking competition in 2015. The episode in which she is featured […]

Designed for love – A UFV love story for Valentine’s Day

There are many ways to find a soul mate, but this Valentine’s Day, we wanted to recognize a special story about Jessica and Brennan – whose path to the altar began at UFV. The couple met in September 2012, as the Graphic and Digital Design program (GDD) welcomed its very first cohort. Brennan chose to […]

Expand your mind with faculty microlectures

Expand your academic palate and sample new subject areas with an interdisciplinary afternoon showcasing faculty research at UFV. Faculty presenters each take the stage for a maximum of two minutes and speak about the exciting findings and implications of their research. Feed your academic appetite and learn about over a dozen new topics in under […]

UFV Sweater Week

Pull out your woollies for UFV Sweater Week 2019

  Feeling that February chill? Well, it’s time to layer up, UFV. To help raise awareness about climate change everyone is invited to wear sweaters on campus next week, Feb. 11–15, for UFV’s third annual Sweater Week. In most spaces throughout the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses temperatures will be reduced two degrees to lower carbon […]

Canadian soccer star Sophie Schmidt to visit UFV Feb 8

One of Abbotsford’s star citizens will visit the University of the Fraser Valley on February 8 to share her experiences from the world of women’s soccer. UFV recognized Sophie Schmidt with an honorary doctorate at its Convocation ceremonies last June, but commitments with the Canadian women’s national soccer team prevented her from accepting it in […]

Salton Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge opens to the public

UFV’s connection to the Abbotsford community received a big boost last week with the opening of the Salton pedestrian/cycling bridge. The bridge will help to improve mobility and safety for pedestrians and cyclists traveling to and from the UDistrict and also aligns with the City of Abbotsford’s strategic goal to enhance multi-modal transportation systems to […]

UFV is a family affair for the Youngs of Mission

When Hannah Young drove to her first day of classes at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2015, she was excited, but also feeling a little down. Some of her friends had moved away to live on campus at larger far away universities and here she was carpooling from Mission to the Abbotsford campus… […]

Valentine's date ideas to turn up the heat

Valentine’s date ideas that turn up the heat

Bored with the boxes of chocolate and candlelit dinners that are the norm for Valentine lovers everywhere?  Forget the roses and instead turn up the heat with your significant other in the professional kitchen at the Trades and Technology Centre in Chilliwack. This year, UFV is offering a Valentine Baking class , where you can […]

Getting to know writer-in-residence Robert Wiersema

Robert Wiersema will be joining UFV as new writer-in-residence for the winter semester. Wiersema is the bestselling author of Before I Wake, Bedtime Story, and four other books. One of Canada’s foremost book reviewers, his reviews appear regularly in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and other magazines, and his Beyond […]

Linguist Strang Burton to speak on revitalizing Halq’eméylem at UFV on Jan 24

At its Convocation ceremonies last June, the University of the Fraser Valley conferred an honorary degree on Siyamiyateliyot Elizabeth Phillips, the last surviving fluent speaker of Upriver Halq’eméylem, the language of the Stó:lō people. Professional linguists have played a vital role in assisting community members and Elders such as Siyamiyateliyot in helping the Stó:lō to […]

Shirlana Julian, medical office assistant with Matsqui Nation

Adding certification to experience as a medical office assistant

Shirlana Julian is the oldest in a class of 17 medical office assistants in training. Unlike her classmates, who take the UFV Continuing Education’s Medical Office Assistant (MOA) program to launch a career in the field, Shirlana has worked in this role for two years already. Now she would like to become a certified MOA […]