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Skip Bassford serving as interim principal at UFV Chandigarh

A familiar face will be roaming the hallways of UFV’s Chandigarh campus providing leadership and expertise for the next few months. Former UFV president Skip Bassford, who was instrumental in founding UFV’s Chandigarh operation, will serve for the fall term as honorary Interim Principal for UFV Chandigarh. Dr. Bassford arrived on site on Aug 22, […]

A little help from our Friends: the journey to university status

  The term “UFV” slips off the tongue rather easily these days. But it is the third acronym used to describe the Fraser Valley’s post-secondary institution in its almost 40-year history. What started as Fraser Valley College became the University of the Fraser Valley in 2008, after a 17-year stint as the University College of […]

Bassford leaves legacy of new name, new campus, new community connections

When Dr. Skip Bassford agreed to take up the presidency of the University College of the Fraser Valley in 1998, it was because he was intrigued by a concept. The university colleges of British Columbia were unique types of post-secondary institutions – ones that combined degree-level university studies with applied disciplines. This meant not only […]