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Olav Lian to speak March 2 in Science Talks series

A UFV professor who has devoted his career to looking at long-term change through examining soil samples will be presenting in the Science Talks community lecture series on March 2. Catch Dr. Olav Lian speaking on the topic From the Last Ice Age to 2021 and Beyond — how our physical environment has adapted to […]

Kelley named Associate Dean of Applied and Technical Studies

Randy Kelley has been named Associate Dean of Faculty in the Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies at UFV. He begins a   five-year term on March 1, 2021. Kelley brings extensive experience to the role, having begun his career at what was then UCFV as an electronics instructor in the early 1990s. He was one […]

Sundeep Hans joins UFV as first Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Sundeep Hans will be UFV’s first Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Hans brings with her a wealth of experience in a variety of sectors including education, healthcare, government, and the not-for-profit space, where she has a proven record of advancing EDI through an anti-racism and anti-oppression approach. With a Master of Arts in Global […]

UFV named one of BC’s Top Employers for 2021

The University of the Fraser Valley has once again been named one of BC’s top Employers. This is the seventh consecutive year that UFV has received this distinction. Here are some of the reasons why UFV was selected: As part of their flexible health benefits plan, UFV employees receive a $1,000 health spending account that […]

Some UFV romance stories to warm your heart on Valentine’s Day

A stolen glance across the classroom aisle. A chance encounter in the Timmy’s lineup. Running in to one another while both trying to find a prof’s office in the maze of Building D. There’s are many ways romance can be kindled at UFV. Here are a few #ValentineUFV stories to warm your heart. “I was […]

Teacher who makes a difference receives Betty Urquhart Community Service Award

Nerlap Sidhu is a teacher who believes her role extends beyond the classroom. She’s a dedicated volunteer, community engager, and change-maker, whose commitment to improving society has earned her the Betty Urquhart Community Service Award. Sidhu, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at UFV in 2004, teaches at Eugene Reimer Middle School in Abbotsford. […]

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UFV first BC post-secondary to take virtual quality assurance “test”

It’s like an exam for universities. Since 2015, every public post-secondary institution in British Columbia must participate in a Quality Assurance Process Audit (QAPA) once every eight years. A QAPA is an external review by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training that’s designed to ensure public post-secondary institutions follow rigorous and ongoing quality […]

Records and Information Management helps employees make data decisions

When it comes to institutional records management, some employees approach the task like they’re preparing to be featured on a future episode of Hoarders, while others take a Marie Kondo approach. If it doesn’t spark joy, they press delete. The correct approach is somewhere in between, and UFV Records Management is here to help you […]

Getting to know Lindsay Wong, UFV Writer-in-Residence

Lindsay Wong is UFV’s Writer-in-Residence for the Winter 2021 semester. While her residency is by necessity a virtual one given the restrictions caused by the pandemic, there will be a number of opportunities for students and the public to interact with her. Keep an eye on UFV social media and the UFV events calendar for […]

UFV teacher candidates create videos highlighting Black history

Students enrolled in the secondary-level cohort of UFV’s Bachelor of Education program are filling a gap in BIPOC-focused curriculum material. In honour of Black History Month, they have created a series of videos highlighting Black Canadians and Americans. Events of the last year, especially the global reaction to the brutal killing by police of George […]

Dow to speak on turning knowledge into action in Science Talks series Feb 2

If you’ve been wondering what UFV’s Community Health and Social Innovation Hub has been up to in its first 10 months, you’ll want to check out Dr. Martha Dow’s presentation in the ongoing Science Talks lecture series on Tues, Feb 2. Dow, the Director of CHASI, will be speaking on the topic of Turning Knowledge […]