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Welder Evander Boudreau

Food service worker launches a new career in welding

A leap into the unknown “I knew if I didn’t make a change I would regret it for the rest of my life.” Evander Boudreau could no longer ignore the fact that it was time for a new direction. “I lost the passion for my work,” he says. “To be honest, not enjoying my job […]

BC Government invests in new trades training equipment at UFV

Chilliwack MLA John Martin and Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness announced $192,651 from the province for new trades equipment to support UFV students training for occupations critical to the economy, as part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint. UFV will use the funding to purchase a HVAC trainer, an engine rebuild stand, a 110 tonne shop […]

UFV hosts Skills Canada Competition and Trades Open House

The University of the Fraser Valley’s Trades and Technology Centre will be abuzz when approximately 60 high school students compete in the annual Skills Canada Regional Skills Competition on March 5. A UFV tradition for about a decade, this week’s event will see Grade 11 and 12 students competing for the opportunity to qualify for […]

Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson visits Chilliwack campus

Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson toured the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park on Fri, Feb 20. After visiting the Agriculture Centre of Excellence, Health Sciences labs, and the Aboriginal Gathering Place, he toured the Trades and Technology Centre, and announced funding of $325,274 to buy new trades training equipment that supports students entering in-demand […]

UFV changing the future of China’s wood-frame industry

The softwood lumber industry is a significant contributor to the B.C. economy. In 2013 alone, B.C. softwood lumber exports topped $5.3 billion. Rapidly catching up to the United States, China is the second-largest importer of this natural resource. Wood-frame construction is becoming more popular in China. Formally referred to as platform-frame construction, this form of construction heavily […]

Still time to apply to UFV and start this fall

Thinking you’d like to go to university this fall, but that you may have missed the deadline? Well, there’s still time to apply at the University of the Fraser Valley. Most programs are continuing to accept applications. UFV offers a wide variety of programs, from four-year bachelor’s degrees in a range of disciplines to two-year […]

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 […]

Province funds new skills equipment for UFV

The government of B.C. is investing $621,701 in new skills training at the University of the Fraser Valley. The funding is part of a $17-million province-wide Skills and Training Plan investment to support public post-secondary institutions to upgrade equipment and put the latest tools in the hands of B.C. students. Equipment purchases and replacements at […]

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 […]