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Learning Through Experience – CECE helps students be career ready

UFV’s Centre for Experiential and Career Education aims to help students be career ready Standing at his desk in a large shared office space surrounded by bold blue walls, Paras Kalra is in his element. His is a world of IT user support, firewall configuration, and storage and backup solutions. “You see all sorts of […]

The new normal this autumn at UFV

When the pandemic struck in March 2020, UFV moved learning online. This model continues for fall.  The classroom is virtual and studying occurs at home for nearly all UFV students. Professors adapted courses for the virtual environment. Many faculty made use of resources from UFV’s IT Services department, which ensured the right technology for optimum […]

Dr. Dhami establishes eighth endowed award at UFV

Abbotsford’s Dr. Malwinder S. Dhami just can’t help himself – he is a self-professed giving addict who likes to help students to further their education. Dhami, a local dentist, just established his eighth endowed leadership award at the University of the Fraser Valley, this time in support of students in Agriculture. Maan Farms of Abbotsford […]

Phyllis Webstad, whose story inspired Orange Shirt Day, to speak at UFV event

UFV will be commemorating Orange Shirt Day a little early this year, and presenting a special guest to provide insight and education about the generational impacts of the Indian Residential School system in Canada. Phyllis Webstad, whose personal story inspired the Orange Shirt Day movement, will speak at UFV in a Zoom meeting format on […]

UFV welcomes nearly 300 students at Fall Invocation

On September 8, UFV’s annual Fall Invocation ceremony premiered online to welcome students to their new semester, and mark the beginning of Welcome Weeks. Organized by Student Life’s New Student Orientation (NSO) team, the event hosted speakers such as Chantelle Trainor-Matties, Indigenous artist and UFV alum; Dr. Joanne MacLean, President and Vice-Chancellor; Jessica Levesque, Student […]

CityStudio Abbotsford finds new home in historical downtown

CityStudio Abbotsford now has a home. The CityStudio Hub is located in the newly renovated Centennial Building in the heart of historical Abbotsford. The new home for the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association (ADBA), Tourism Abbotsford, UFV CityStudio Abbotsford, and Banter Ice Cream has officially opened. The renovated Centennial Building – the former Matsqui Centennial Library […]

UFV team researching how wildfires impact physical activity

Wildfires are a source of air pollution particularly relevant in BC. In 2017/2018 the wildfire seasons in BC were considered record-setting. And this past week, smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. caused major air pollution in southern British Columbia. This caused air quality objectives to be exceeded and a number of air quality advisories […]

Remote Working Chronicles — musings from a UFV staff member

Editor’s note: Like people all over the world, UFV employees received a sudden shock in mid-March when many of us started working from home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many of us had never imagined a scenario where we would be based at home for our UFV duties, working remotely from colleagues, and […]

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Eight ways UFV plans to keep you safe on campus this fall

The University of the Fraser Valley is looking forward to welcoming you to the fall semester. And while nearly all classes and instruction will be online, there may be times you are required to come to campus. UFV is committed to three key themes for your safe return to university. Health — your health and […]

Steps to take if return to campus required

Reminder: Safe return to campus process In order to continue limiting the spread of COVID-19, many faculty and staff will continue to teach and work primarily remotely and off campus where and when possible this fall. If you are required to return to a UFV campus, please know UFV is committed to three key themes […]