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Newman to read from Lost Feast Jan 21 at UFV

If you could go back in time, what would you do? Food expert Lenore Newman would travel to ancient Rome and try silphium. It’s an herb that was “loved to death” by the Romans, and it’s not the only vanished victual featured in Lost Feast, Newman’s new book about extinct animals and plants that were […]

Sto:lo ceremony officially opens Building K

UFV’s newest building was formally opened on January 10 with a ceremony grounded in Sto:lo cultural traditions. Building K, the former Phoenix restaurant and Finnegan’s pub that UFV purchased from the Esposito family in 2018, has been transformed into a classroom and lab complex after a major renovation. A total of 10 classrooms, two drop-in […]

2019 a year of transformation at UFV

Engaging learners, transforming lives, building community. That’s the new mission statement the University of the Fraser Valley adopted in mid-2019. Looking back on the year, UFV achieved success in all three mission categories. Highlights of 2019 More than 2,400 credentials were awarded at Convocation ceremonies in June. Top student medal winners were Matthew Harty, Leanne […]

Make a Difference campaign generates $14,175

Thank you to all employees who participated or gave to the Make a Difference Campaign. Together, we raised $4,725 for UFV students in need. These funds were matched by generous donors, which means we tripled the initial amount and raised a total of $14,175! And congratulations to the winners of the third and final draw: […]

Better-than-OK Boomers strengthen bodies and connections through UFV Kinesiology testing

Bridging the gap between Boomers and Generation Z was a stretch — literally – when 35 Kinesiology members put nine ElderCollege seniors through their paces, all in the name of interpersonal experiential learning at UFV’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park. The collaboration launched after Dr. Jason Brandenburg decided his KIN 462 class (Advanced Exercise […]

Make a Difference at UFV

Thank you so much for all you do on behalf of UFV! To express our appreciation for going above and beyond for our students every day, you’re invited to a complimentary breakfast (or lunch). We also thank you for helping our students with your generous financial support every year. 2019 marks 36 years of partnership […]

RBC donation boosts career education at UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley wants to ensure that all students have the chance to integrate career-related planning and experience into their education. And RBC’s Future Launch program is helping to achieve that goal with a $300,000 donation from RBC Foundation to the newly created UFV Centre for Experiential and Career Education (CECE). The […]

Victoria Hu, nursing unit clerk

Health and career: a nursing unit clerk’s journey

Having reconstructive leg surgery as a young teen in BC Children’s Hospital set the course of Victoria Hu’s life. “I had my first surgery at fourteen and the second at sixteen,” Victoria recalls. “I had to relearn how to walk. I spent a lot of time in the hospital. That’s where my love of health […]

Emilie Biela, Red Seal carpenter

Needed: women in trades

Starting a career in trades may be unconventional for a woman, but it has its benefits. Ask Red Seal carpenter Emilie Biela. After high school, she landed a summer job with VGS Contracting, a local construction, equipment supply, and installation company in the commercial greenhouse industry. One day, her boss asked her if she would […]

Sandy Balascak, Psychological First Aid instructor

Helping through tough times with Psychological First Aid

When someone is in crisis, it is easy to resort to common platitudes in an effort to offer comfort. Few of us are equipped to support others effectively when they go through stress, grief, trauma, or loss. A new Psychological First Aid course developed by the Red Cross aims to change that. Course materials were […]