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Eleanor Busse Klassen wants to help you help students on Giving Tuesday

Eleanor Busse Klassen, Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, is retiring from UFV after 23 years and wants to challenge others at UFV to make a special gift to support the Student Emergency Fund. Eleanor wants to create a ripple before she leaves UFV. In her words: “I found a quote early in […]

UFV Town & Gown event raises $85,000 in one night; $200,000 in 2017

You could feel the love in UFV’s Student Union Building on November 15, as the university thanked donors for all the support they provide to UFV, and for the ripple effect that their help has on students and the wider community. Supporters from all over the Fraser Valley and beyond gathered in Abbotsford for the […]

Young Distinguished Alumni Alexis Warmerdam finds success in a familiar field

Like the windmills she once worked to improve, Alexis Warmerdam possesses potentially endless energy. And she needs every ounce. UFV’s 2017 Young Distinguished Alumni Award winner is a driving force behind Abbotsford’s blossoming agriculture tourism industry. She created two events, both wildly popular straight out of the gate: Bloom the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, and Abby […]

Distinguished Alumni 2017 Emily Henry: Helping Indigenous offenders heal through connection with culture

Many people note the over-representation of Indigenous people in the federal corrections system. UFV alumna Emily Henry has built a career on designing programs to help them. For her leadership role in introducing treatment programs influenced by Indigenous cultural beliefs and practices, the University of the Fraser Valley is recognizing Henry as its Distinguished Alumni […]

International Education week: Learn and Love Diversity

UFV is celebrating International Education Week November 13-17. This year’s theme is Learn and Love Diversity. Mon, Nov 13               Internationalization Goals Open House 3:30pm Global Lounge B223 Tues, Nov. 14 Racism in the Fraser Valley: a community connections ‘How To’ Presented by Cycling For Diversity 1:30 pm Global Lounge B223 Wed, Nov 15 Islamaphobia Presented […]

UFV president Jackie Hogan visits Chandigarh for annual awards ceremony

UFV president Jackie Hogan visited the Chandigarh campus recently, taking in the annual awards ceremony along with opportunities to meet with current and prospective UFV India students. Hogan was accompanied by former UFV president Mark Evered; Peter Geller, vice-provost and associate VP academic; and Alumni Association chair Nav Bains. The delegation hit the ground running […]

UFV Theatre presents The Bear, up close and personal!

UFV Theatre kick offs its 2017-18 “In Transit” Season of Theatre in the newly renovated studio on UFV’s Abbotsford campus with a farce. The season opens with a darkly hilarious production of Anton Chekhov’s The Bear. With only 30 seats available in the intimate performance space, audience members will experience The Bear up close and […]

Town & Gown to meet once again at Nov 15 fundraising dinner

UFV will once again welcome the community to campus for the third annual Town & Gown fundraising dinner on November 15. Events like Town and Gown give UFV the opportunity to welcome our key supporters to campus and highlight the achievements of students, faculty, and alumni. The event on Nov 15 is sold out. Community […]

Witness Blanket artist Carey Newman to speak at closing ceremony

As the Witness Blanket exhibit at the University of the Fraser Valley draws to a close, the artist who created it will speak about his inspiration. Artist Carey Newman (Ha-yalth-kingeme) will visit UFV for the closing ceremony of the Witness Blanket exhibit, at 6 pm on Wed, Nov 8. The presentation will take place in […]

UFV to host neighbourhood health and wellness fair at Five Corners

UFV will once again be reaching out to the community from its downtown Chilliwack location with a neighbourhood health & wellness fair. The fair will run from 1–4 pm on Monday, Nov 6 at UFV Five Corners at 46115 Yale Road. “This is a free, family-friendly event that gives our health sciences students the opportunity […]

UFV Alumni Association torch passed to Nav Bains

UFV’s Alumni Association will continue to be served by a dedicated leader, as Nav Bains takes the torch from Nik Venema as association chair. Bains (BBA ’13), a marketing specialist for G&F Financial Group, ascends to the chair after serving as vice-chair. “Under the leadership of Nik for the past two years, the Alumni Association […]