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Fraser Valley Literary Festival returns to UFV Sept 13 and 14

The Fraser Valley Literary Festival is back at the University of the Fraser Valley for its second year. Running from Friday, Sept 13 through Saturday, Sept 14, the festival will feature 11 diverse authors from British Columbia. This year’s event takes place in University House (Building F) on the Abbotsford campus. Keynote speakers are Shazia […]

Summer recap — all the news you may have missed

Summer’s almost over. Many of us have had the chance to unwind and spend some time away from UFV this summer, but the university does go on without us. Here’s a quick recap of some UFV news you may have missed: People Dr. James Mandigo starts as our new Provost and VP Academic on September […]

Eric Davis looks back on decade as Provost

Dr. Eric Davis arrived at UFV at an exciting time. Davis, who winds up his term as Provost this month and will return after an administrative leave as Special Advisor to the President, took some time recently to reflect on his 27 years at UFV and his decade as Provost and Vice President Academic. Davis […]

UFV and McDonald’s team up to offer credit toward university credentials

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and McDonald’s Canada are partnering to create new pathways for McDonald’s restaurant managers to pursue university credentials. Prospective students who have completed management training courses at McDonald’s, and who meet UFV’s admission requirements, can receive credit toward one of four options at UFV: a Bachelor of Integrated Studies […]

Sad news: Ken Brealey has passed away

Dr. Ken Brealey, who joined UFV as a faculty member and later served in key senior administrative roles, passed away on August 14, 2019, after a battle with cancer. Ken is survived by his wife Norma and his three step-daughters. Most recently, Ken served as acting Associate Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations within Human Resources. Prior to […]

New Student Orientation: More than 1,000 new students welcomed this fall

UFV and the Student Union Society (SUS) will be welcoming over 1,000 new-to-UFV students at New Student Orientation (NSO) on September 3 on the Abbotsford campus. NSO is designed to facilitate students’ transition into our campus culture by offering programming that supports holistic wellness and success. This year’s event will feature an invocation ceremony (mirroring […]

Goodrich new Chairperson UFV Board of Governors

Justin P. Goodrich is the new Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the University of the Fraser Valley, effective August 1, 2019. Goodrich will be the 14th UFV Board Chair. He succeeds John Pankratz, whose term expired this summer. UFV’s Board of Governors includes volunteer members appointed by government and elected faculty, staff, and […]

UFV phasing out cash payment for tuition, student fees, and housing rental fees

Changes are coming to how UFV students pay their tuition and other fees. On September 3, 2019 UFV will begin to phase out acceptance of cash payments for student tuition, student fees, and housing rental fees. Eliminating cash helps preserve the integrity of the post-secondary financial process, supports the safety and security of students’ payments, […]

Trees removed for building project find new purpose

Local Indigenous youth transformed cedar trees into repurposed materials while learning about their culture recently at UFV’s Gathering Place. The participants used coffee grinders to process cedar leaves into powder for medicine, and their families will receive wood from the trees for firewood. The tree gives up its life so that we can sustain ours […]