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Smith named new Director of International at UFV

  Dr. Daryl Smith has been named the new Director of UFV International. Smith joined UFV on Nov 15, following more than 15 years with snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College — where he served 10 years as a faculty member in the Biology department, three years in the Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre as Intercultural Initiatives […]

International alumni launch flood fundraiser from across the sea

Two former UFV International students hope to help flood victims in their “very special hometown” with a GoFundMe campaign launched 7,600 km away. Reina Inoue (Uchibori) and Naoshige (Shige) Fujimoto studied at UFV in the mid/late 2000s. Reina worked for UFV International, and volunteered to coordinate International student events with Leah Carr and Kathryn Garcia, […]

Expand your horizons at Study Abroad Expo — Feb 1

Interested in studying abroad but don’t know how to get started? Come to the Study Abroad Expo on February 1 for a chance to win a $500 Air Canada gift card! Find out about all of the amazing options available to you. Learn about eligibility requirements, application procedures, and the great scholarships available to you. […]

Partnerships with biggest and best in China yield opportunities and a Canadian first

During International Education week, the University of the Fraser Valley expanded and deepened connections with China through several landmark initiatives. These partnerships will provide students opportunities in the fields of aviation, agriculture, criminology, social work, kinesiology, psychology, continuing education, and more. “With the increasing globalization of work, study, and economies,” said Mark Evered, president of […]

UFV receives Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship funding for urban food systems exchange program

The world’s food supply is under pressure from climate change, population growth, drought, and other changing factors. A University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) study examining the sustainability of food production has received key funding from the recently established Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. The project, entitled Urban Food Systems in Dar […]

UFV celebrates International Education week — Nov 12-14

From Nov 12-14, UFV will join over 100 countries in celebrating International Education Week and Canada’s engagement around the world. The theme identified for UFV for 2014 is “Exploring Global Indigeneity” where events and discussions will highlight the connections between local and global indigenous peoples, and our interactions and stories shared together. UFV International has […]

UFV International Week 2013 features a diversity of events

UFV celebrates diversity from November 18 to 22 with a line-up of cultural events at the Abbotsford campus. Mon, Nov 18 – Alumni Hall, 11:30 am Professional Studies celebrates internationalization Kick off International Education Week at UFV with a celebration of everything international, sponsored by the Faculty of Professional Studies. The event starts at 11:30 […]

UFV International launches new online application

International students can now apply to study at UFV online, thanks to a new, user-friendly online application launched by UFV International. “The online application was designed in-house to make it easier for international students to apply,” says Ora Steyn, UFV International’s executive director. “Many universities offer the option to apply online. We needed an easy-to-use […]

UFV National Sweater Day

National Sweater Day at UFV — energy conservation in action

National Sweater Day, a nationwide initiative led by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to turn down the heat and wear a sweater for the day, was held on Thurs, Feb 7.  UFV showed its commitment to energy conservation by turning down temperatures in many areas, and sporting some great looking sweaters!  See photo. Thanks to […]

Two UFV students receive $5,000 scholarship to study in Australia

  Kinesiology student Kaitlyn Singh and Fine Arts student Sheena Nickel said they were overjoyed recently to find out that they will each receive a $5,000 scholarship to study at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Australia. The two young women had been diligently planning and saving to attend CSU as part of UFV Study Abroad […]

International week keeps the November blahs at bay at UFV Nov 12–16

International week at UFV is packed full of fun cultural events to celebrate diversity on the Abbotsford campus. Mon, Nov 12 International tea party Abby F110 (U-House) 1–4 pm Visit our international tea room to sample fragrant teas from around the world. While you savour your favorites, join one of our international game tables to […]

UFV students receive $100,000 to study abroad

UFV students will have the opportunity to study in France, Ireland, Australia and Korea this year thanks to a combination of recently awarded scholarships. This fall, 28 students will be studying in seven different countries. Their international experiences are being made possible by a group of organizations that have provided more than $100,000 in scholarships. […]