About UFV

Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 16,000 students per year. UFV has campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope and Agassiz, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India.

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UFV Gaphic + Digital Design

Giving through Experiential Learning

One Project x 24 Students
= 1000 hours!

I am honoured and humbled by the incredible work of GDD students. As I grade their projects, I can’t help but feel the enormous responsibility I have in their learning. Passion and delight, inspiration and elation, frustration and despair, and time reveal itself in every project. It is no less than 1,000 hours of combined effort in any given assignment. The time our students spend on the discovery process, ideation, learning tools and solving problems is valuable, and even more so when applied to real projects that contribute to the greater good. That’s what makes experiential learning in the community so rewarding. Good design is powerful, impactful and can make a change.

Some “1,000 hour” community projects since the inception of GDD in 2012

  • Mission Community Foundation Brand Identity
  • Mission Biz e news, District of Mission, Economic Development 
  • Sayres Lake Experience Design, Seyem’ Qwantlen Business Group
  • Abbotsford Community Building Project, Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, CNIB, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Chilliwack, Mission and Abbotsford Hospital Foundations, and Abbotsford Community Services 
  • Tail Art for the 100th Anniversary of the Mexican Air Force, Cascade Aerospace
  • Footprint Press Magazine, Editorial Design and Typography
  • Grab-A-Java Brand Identity
  • Mission Writers and Readers Festival Collateral
  • Mission Folk Festival Poster Design
  • Defining Mission, Branding Event Display Panels, Mission Chamber of Commerce
  • Homelessness pARTicipate poster project, UFV Visual Arts Department
  • Indian Residential School pARTicipate poster project, UFV Visual Arts Department
  • Discover the Fraser Experience Design, Lanka Jewels, Mission Chamber of Commerce, Mission Port Authority, Mission Archives, Mission Museum
  • Fraser River Heritage Park Zine

Thank you GDD students! Thank you community partners!

Karin Jager, GDD Department Head

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