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Chris Bertram

Bertram to speak on new approaches to helping children with FASD

Where some people focus on weaknesses, Dr. Chris Bertram prefers to focus on strengths. The University of the Fraser Valley kinesiologist has been working with a research team for five years, trying to find ways to help children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder live up their full potential. Bertram, this year’s winner of the Teaching […]

Brian Minter and daughter and grandson

Minter to serve another three years as UFV Chancellor

Canadian gardening icon and Fraser Valley community leader Dr. Brian Minter has been reappointed to a second three-year term as Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley. A recipient of the Order of Canada, the Spirit of Enterprise award, and the BC Small Business Excellence award, Dr. Minter is a horticulturist, entrepreneur and co-owner […]

New Chilliwack campus coming along nicely

By this time next year, the majority of UFV Chilliwack-based students will be studying at the new Chilliwack campus at the Canada Education Park. The former engineering school building on the former Canadian Forces base is undergoing at $40-million extreme makeover, including renovation and new construction. All programs on the Chilliwack campus except for theatre […]

UFV signs accord on Indigenous Education

  UFV recently joined more than 50 faculties of education across Canada in signing an Accord on Indigenous Education. The accord was signed to acknowledge the institutional awareness of aboriginal education issues and highlight a commitment to promoting integration of indigenous knowledge within teacher education programs. “This won’t be an on-the-shelf document, but a living […]

Kinesiology students first non-Europeans to take part in EduSport in Italy

This summer, UFV Kinesiology and Physical Education students participated in EduSport – an International Summer School in Education and Sport Sciences hosted by the University of Bologna in northern Italy. This was the eighth session of the EduSport program, which has run every summer since 2004, and is traditionally open only to students who attend […]

Donors thanked at UFV Changing Lives awards ceremony soiree

“Thank you, thank you, thank you.” If you were an eavesdropper at the University of the Fraser Valley Changing Lives awards ceremony on Sept 20, you would have heard those words repeated over and over again. This year, the UFV development office, which coordinates all fundraising initiatives at UFV, tried a new cocktail party-style format […]

Some brightly painted faces at the Tailgate party

Cascades tailgate party

UFV Cascades put on a tailgate party before the men’s basketball exhibition game against Santa Clara on Sept 9, 2011. View the photo gallery below of the great time had by students, faculty and staff outside the Envision Athletics Centre on the Abbotsford campus.[AFG_gallery id=’3′]

UFV nursing students in the 1990s

UFV nursing alumni invited to first-ever reunion Oct 21/22

Calling all nurses! Do you remember when UFV was UCFV or even FVC? Getting your diploma or degree back when you still had to wear your ‘whites’ to class? Doing your clinicals at the old MSA hospital? When you took your training beside the carpenters at the old Portage Avenue campus? Come back and relive […]

New UFV video game program for children with FASD seeks participants

Hanging around playing video games may sound like fun, but it is also part of a University of the Fraser Valley research project focused on kids with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. UFV has been running FAST Club, an after-school motor-skills program for children with FASD for the past three years. New this year is an […]

UFV launches Faculty of Health Sciences on Chilliwack campus

BC Health Minister Mike de Jong, UFV VP Academic and Provost Eric Davis, Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz, UFV President Mark Evered, Chilliwack MLA John Les, UFV acting Health Sciences Dean Diane Reed, UFV Chancellor Brian Minter, UFV Dean of Professional Studies Rosetta Khalideen, and UFV Board Chair Larry Stinson were all on hand for the […]

National fire database project seeks to improve fire safety

A cheque for $149,500 was presented to the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) on August 8, 2011, kicking off research into a national database that could lead to fewer fires and more effective and efficient fire-service delivery across the country. “This is a great example of the way faculty members at UFV and community […]