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Taylor Breckles enriches her UFV experience by embracing opportunities

It’s often said that to make the most of your university experience, you should do more than just attend classes and study for exams. Taylor Breckles takes that advice to heart. She refuses to give in to the commuter campus syndrome, and makes UFV’s Abbotsford campus her home away from home even though she lives […]

UFV hosts AbbyFest 2015

AbbyFest 2015 will be held on the Green at UFV’s Abbotsford campus on Saturday, September 26  from 2 pm until 8 pm. This will be the first time UFV hosts Abbotsford’s multicultural festival — now entering its eighth season. In previous years the event has been held in the Ag-Rec Building in Abbotsford Exhibition Park. […]

Conference Board of Canada releases BC Skills for Success Report

Report sheds light on the current and future needs of BC employers News release from the BC Association of Institutes and Universities (BCAIU). The Conference Board of Canada recently released a report entitled, Skills for Success: Developing Skills for a Prosperous BC. This report, jointly commissioned by BC Colleges (BCC) and the BC Association of […]

UFV CFO Jackie Hogan receives top honour from Association of Women in Finance

The University of the Fraser Valley’s Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President Administration Jackie Hogan has received the Association of Women in Finance’s 2014 PEAK Award for Excellence in the Public Sector. PEAK awards honour women who have achieved excellence in the field of finance. “Jackie’s dedicated leadership of our financial and administrative services is evident […]

Evered on a whirlwind tour of China to meet partners

UFV president Mark Evered, and Yajing Betty Wang, UFV’s Manager of International Marketing, are touring China from January 12 to 22 to visit with community leaders, business executives, and officials from partner institutions. “We have a long history of fruitful partnerships and joint educational initiatives with leading Chinese universities,” says Evered. “We host more than […]

U House Weekend Kickoff showcases student initiatives

Every Friday at U House, UFV students gather to relax, socialize and kick off the weekend with tea, cookies, games, and dancing.  And on occasion, guests are treated to a special celebration or activity. “Last Friday, Indian students banded together to showcase their culture at Weekend Kickoff,” says Adaly Molina, Student Support Coordinator at UFV […]

Consul General of Brazil visits Science Without Borders students at UFV

On Friday, February 8, 2012, the Ambassador and Consul General of Brazil in Vancouver, Sergio Abreu e Lima Florencio, visited UFV to meet a cohort of 31 Brazilian students who are studying here under the auspices of the Science Without Borders program. Until 2014, the Science Without Borders program will provide one hundred thousand scholarships to top […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teacher Ed program provides professional development training to Chinese visitors

From October 15 to 26, 2012, fourteen faculty members from Sichuan Normal University (SNU), in Chengdu, China, visited UFV to attend a professional development program offered by UFV’s Teacher Education program (TEP), with support from UFV International. The visiting faculty train middle and high school student teachers in a range of disciplines at SNU.  The […]

UFV visits the UK and Ireland to foster student mobility

John Potts, UFV Manager of International Partnerships, will be in Dublin, Ireland, from September 12 to 14 and in London, UK, from October 4 to 6 to attend key higher education events. In Dublin, Potts will attend the annual European Association for International Education conference to network and exchange knowledge with partner universities and other […]

UFV student volunteers provide outstanding performances at Abbyfest 2012

For the fifth year in a row, the UFV fashion show and world culture garden were highlights at Abbyfest, Abbotsford’s annual multicultural festival held at Rotary Stadium. Notable visitors to the culture garden included Abbotsford’s mayor, Bruce Banman, and UFV President Mark Evered and his wife Maureen. “We featured more countries than we have ever […]