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BMO Financial Group donates downtown building to the University of the Fraser Valley; CEPCO funds major renovations

$1.5 million donation largest in UFV’s history BMO’s largest one-time donation in B.C. UFV Plaza will become Chilliwack’s newest business education centre CHILLIWACK, BC, December 7, 2012 — In what will be the largest donation it has ever received, the University of the Fraser Valley will take ownership in early 2013 of the former BMO […]

UFV adult literacy community partnership programs receive provincial funding

On Monday, BC’s Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology John Yap chose Abbotsford Community Services as the location to announce $2.4 million to support 68 projects across the province in 2012-13, under the Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP). One of the projects is a partnership between the University of the Fraser Valley and Abbotsford […]

A timeline of UFV’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park

1995 — Federal government announces closures of several military bases, including CFB Chilliwack, as a cost-cutting measure. CFB Chilliwack winds up operations in 1997. 1997 — UFV (then UCFV) commissions study for an International Centre on former base lands. March 2003 — Partners submit proposal for Canadian Research, Education, Science & Technology Park to the […]

UFV builds partnership with leading language university in India

UFV students have gained a new avenue for studies and international opportunities thanks to the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with an Indian university. The MOU was signed between the University of the Fraser Valley and Punjabi University in Patiala, India, recently. It will see the universities work together on tasks such […]

‘Sneak peek’ at the new UFV Chilliwack campus

‘Sneak peek’ at the new UFV Chilliwack campus Chilliwack Progress, Nov. 10 2011 By Robert Freeman B.C. and federal government ministers, city and university officials got a “sneak peek” of the University of the Fraser Valley’s new campus located in the Chilliwack Education Park grounds Tuesday. Construction workers still carried ladders and building materials around […]

International partnerships set the stage for student success

On Friday, Oct 21, eight Chinese students who arrived at UFV this fall joined UFV president Mark Evered for a cup of tea in his office. “I wanted to reconnect with students I had met during my trip to China in May and find out how they were doing with their studies,” said Evered. The […]

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 […]

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UFV visit to China planned to strengthen ties with Chinese partner universities

With the world’s most powerful economy and millions of young people seeking post-secondary education abroad, China is an important market for any university interested in international partnerships.The University of the Fraser Valley has been involved in several Chinese educational initiatives over the years, and is open to exploring new partnerships. UFV president Mark Evered, will […]