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CECE secures $340k in funding to focus on UFV’s 50th and Accessible Tourism

UFV’s Centre for Experiential and Career Education (CECE) recently received more than $340,000 through Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) to support two overarching community engagement projects under the umbrella of work-integrated learning. The first project — conducted in close collaboration with Tourism Abbotsford and the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association — aims to contribute to […]

School of Social Justice and Global Stewardship hosts community launch — March 31 and April 1

One of UFV’s newest academic alignments embodies the university’s commitment to impactful social development and justice, both locally and globally. The university has offered courses in global stewardship and social justice before, but now the College of Arts has amalgamated these disciplines into one school that will embody the spirit of engagement, transformation, and activism. […]

UFV signs the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Accord

The University of Fraser Valley (UFV) has committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Accord (the SDG Accord). Launched in 2017, the SDG Accord is a global initiative encouraging universities and other post-secondary institutions to pursue the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — 17 interconnected goals addressing a range of economic, social, and […]

RBC On Campus does more than check financial boxes for students

When international student Santiago Ortiz came to the University of the Fraser Valley on a scholarship, he knew he would encounter new friends and experiences, but he didn’t expect to receive a helping hand from a new resource on campus. Coming from Colombia, Santiago made many adjustments to life in Canada — including getting a […]

UFV Chilliwack to host science café focused on food sustainability

The Fraser Valley is the heart of agriculture in British Columbia. But along with bumper crops of berries and corn come real concerns about the future of food production.  Climate change, heat domes, floods, drought, global warning, and rising prices all have an impact on local and global food security.   The University of the […]

Two women with UFV connections nominated for 2023 YWCA Women of Distinction awards

Two women with UFV connections have been nominated for 2023 YWCA Women of Distinction awards. Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards is the organization’s primary fundraising event, honouring extraordinary women leaders and businesses. Dr. Lenore Newman — nominated in Environmental Sustainability category Dr. Lenore Newman is Founder and Director of the Food and […]

Welding students’ innovation helps local farmers deal with plastic waste

Driving through the countryside, people often like to marvel at what look like “marshmallow fields” visible by the roadside. In reality, those giant white or green marshmallows are rolls of grass, expertly wrapped in plastic to preserve it for feeding to dairy cows. Larger pieces of bunker plastic are also used to cover silage (chopped […]

Women Explore Trades program provides exposure to sampling of trades

Have you ever peeked inside an aircraft hangar? Students in the UFV Women Explore Trades program visited Cascade Aerospace to explore career opportunities in the aviation industry. On top of seeing trades in action and learning about industry and career potential, students also got to step on board planes to see their inner workings. It’s […]