Tag Archives | Trades and Technology

Every kitchen needs a chef

Opportunities for professional cooks are opening up in Canada. The Globe and Mail reports that 18 million Canadians have a meal out on any given day. And cooks and chefs are fourth on the list of most in demand occupations in B.C. over the next decade. Outside of the traditional opportunities in restaurants, hotels, and […]

UFV presents Trades and Technology open house on March 14

There’s more to university in the Fraser Valley than English, biology, and business studies. As a regional comprehensive university, UFV also offers an array of trades programming. You are invited to find out more about trades programs at UFV at the Trades and Technology open house on Thursday, March 14. From 4–7 pm the Trades […]

Robots, Cows and Trades Training in the Fraser Valley

UFV’s Harv McCullough was recently featured in an article by BC Jobs Plan. Read the full article below. Robots, Cows and Trades Training in the Fraser Valley Harv McCullough jokes that although he started with a trade certification, his real education came from the school of hard knocks. “People shouldn’t have to go through the […]

UFV student wins silver medal at national competition

A UFV student has proved himself as one of the country’s top electrical apprentices in training. Gordon Kearns recently won the silver medal at the Skills Canada national competition in Edmonton. The 21-year-old Chilliwack resident, who grew up in Boston Bar, placed second in the category of post-secondary electrical installations. Competing against the top students […]

UFV welding students making dock for Harrison Lake

The welding students at UFV’s Trades and Technology Centre are working on a project that will soon be moved to Harrison Lake. Since late February, they have been putting together a 40 ft dock which will be transported to the lake. Instructor Sheldon Frank estimates the project will take approximately two months, and should be […]

UFV students fix race car for Agassiz Secondary

Students in UFV’s automotive collision repair and refinishing program recently fixed up a car for a local high school drag racing program. The car will be used by Agassiz Secondary School for the high school drag racing program, which sees local high school students compete at Mission Race Park. After dropping the car off in […]

Celebrating the career of Harv McCullough

After years of service to the University of the Fraser Valley, Harv McCullough has retired from his position as dean of Trades and Technology. During his 33 years at the university, Harv has held many position titles. Starting at UFV in 1978 as a carpentry instructor, he became the Trades’ co-coordinator in 1985. From 1988 […]

UFV’s Heavy Duty Mechanics field trip

UFV’s Heavy Duty Mechanics program recently took a field trip to Spectra Energy to learn about natural gas, inquire about potential job opportunities and gain some experience in the field. The students rode to Hope in their newly refurbished bus, which was donated by Translink.

John English new UFV Dean of Trades and Technology

John English has been hired as the new Dean of Trades and Technology at the University of the Fraser Valley. He replaces Harv McCullough, who is the only person to have held the post previously and who will now serve as a special consultant to President Mark Evered. John comes to UFV from the BC […]

Ship building contract could make waves locally: UFV

Chilliwack Progress, Oct. 25 2011 By Katie Bartel A multi-billion dollar ship-building contract has Harv McCullough’s eyes twinkling. Last week, the federal government announced that Seaspan Marine Corporation, a Vancouver-based shipyard, had won an $8 billion ship-building contract to build non-combat navy and coast guard vessels. McCullough, advisor to the president of the University of […]

Spark of Life: Shipbuilding contract means bright future for UFV trades programs

Chilliwack Times, Oct. 25 2011 By Tyler Olsen The economic impact of a huge $8 billion contract awarded to Vancouver shipbuilders last week could trickle all the way up the Fraser Valley to Chilliwack, according to the University of the Fraser Valley’s dean of trades and technology. Harv McCullough, who oversees UFV’s trades programs, says […]

UFV in the news: McCullough to take on advising role re partnerships

Longtime Dean of Trades and Technology Harv McCullough will step down from that role in a few months, and take on the part-time role of advising President Mark Evered on community and industry partnerships. Read the full story as reported in the Chilliwack Progress (link below). UFV looks to strengthen partnerships Chilliwack Progress – September […]