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UFV’s SUB wins gold

The University of the Fraser Valley’s Student Union Building has officially been certified LEED Gold. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designation recognizes that the Student Union Building (SUB) was designed and built using strategies achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health. These areas include sustainable site development, water […]

Zucchet still striving – from e-cigarette research to sexual assault assistance

A recent top UFV student just published her first co-authored research paper, and that’s just the beginning. Investigating the health risks of smoking electronic cigarettes with UFV biology associate professor Gregory Schmaltz, Alyssa Zucchet “wanted to know what people were getting themselves into.” “They’re probably less harmful than cigarettes, but definitely not harmless,” Zucchet summarizes. […]

Mac brings comfort in times of wildfire stress

Many people at UFV are familiar with Mac the therapy dog. He accompanies UFV counsellor Dawn Holt to work and is available to be present in her office during most sessions with students. As the world’s first registered therapy dog working at a university, Mac is no stranger to helping people cope with stress. Now […]

Bright berries see a juicy future with Raspberry magazine

Bands blast, rappers lay down beats, and poets are slamming — all in one night and all in one room. One young woman is in her element, putting herself on the line and reading for  a live audience. It’s all part of a fundraising evening organized by the Raspberry collective at the Reach Gallery and […]

UFV presents Literary Cafe at Harrison Festival of the Arts

UFV’s Literary Café at the Harrison Festival of the Arts offers an intimate opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the west coast’s brightest writers and poets. Join us on July 10 for an evening of summertime stories that celebrate nature in beautiful British Columbia. This year we introduce a vibrant mix […]

Alumni lead UFV Board of Governors

For the first time in the history of the University of the Fraser Valley, all four members of the Board of Governors’ Executive Committee are alumni of UFV. The Board determined the committee’s 2017/18 membership at its June 16 meeting in Harrison. “I extend sincere congratulations to our alumni serving on the UFV Board of […]

Ever-present, ever-serving Evered looks back on time at UFV

One student’s memorial gift helped first-generation learner and UFV President Mark Evered get his start. Now stepping away, he looks forward to where universities are going next Dave Evered, a Hamilton factory worker, pushed callused and grease-streaked hands into the palms of five sons. “Do better, boys,” he implored. “Get an education so you won’t […]

New UFV coat of arms features Stó:lô cultural icons and natural elements

UFV’s new coat of arms features symbols of Stó:lô culture, local wildlife, and elements of the Fraser Valley landscape. The coat of arms was unveiled by Chancellor Gwen Point, President Mark Evered, and Miramichi Herald, Manon Labelle at a public ceremony held at the UFV Aboriginal Gathering Place on June 5. Officially granted by the Canadian Heraldic […]