Conflict in Ukraine

Looking beyond the pandemic

Dear UFV community member, Recent world events, including the current conflict in Ukraine, may leave you feeling anxious or unsettled. Our sense of world order and security, already challenged over the past two years by other global conflicts and the pandemic, is being challenged again and we need to be mindful of the impact on … Read more

University adds $720 million yearly to Fraser Valley economy

Looking beyond the pandemic

University adds $720 million yearly to Fraser Valley economy Study shows that UFV’s presence supports 9,488 jobs in the region. When the founders of the University of the Fraser Valley first petitioned for a post-secondary institution in their region in the 1960s, they believed wholeheartedly in the advantages that it would bring to their community. … Read more

Working together strategically

One of UFV’s strategic goals is to Build Community by collaborating and partnering on projects that enrich the lives of all people on our campuses, in our local communities, and beyond. A key performance indicator that we will be using to track our progress towards achieving this goal is the number of research and scholarly … Read more

A letter from Dr. Henry

Looking beyond the pandemic

Dear UFV community member, As we look ahead to the return of more students to our campuses next week, I’m sharing a letter from Dr. Bonnie Henry recommending in-person post-secondary education and looking at the science behind this transition. I recognize there is a range of opinion regarding coming back to in-person learning, but science … Read more

Important: Winter term start delayed

Looking beyond the pandemic

Dear colleague, We hope you have been enjoying the holiday break with those closest to you. We are communicating today to ensure you have sufficient time to prepare for the upcoming start of Winter term and to update you on important discussions and decisions regarding the rapidly changing circumstances caused by the Omicron variant. We … Read more

COVID update — in-person exams and classes

Looking beyond the pandemic

Dear colleague, In recent days you may have heard that several universities across Canada are moving to online exams and remote learning for the upcoming winter term. These universities are experiencing circumstances quite different than those currently faced by UFV. Our exams remain in-person or online as scheduled, and in January we anticipate welcoming students, … Read more

Video: Flood recover and relief

Looking beyond the pandemic

Dear Colleagues, What a week it has been. The flood has affected so many and reached almost to our campus doors. UFV cancelled classes out of compassion and care for our community and those students, faculty, and staff who have had to leave their homes, or who have had their livelihood decimated. As we have … Read more

A Week of Remembrance

Looking beyond the pandemic

Dear Colleagues, This is a week of remembrance — a time to honour those who have made sacrifices in times of conflict, and to reflect on the lessons of history. We are all familiar with the symbolism of Remembrance Day, when we pause on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month … Read more

A Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Looking beyond the pandemic

Dear Colleagues, I find myself reflecting often on what I continue to learn regarding the atrocities committed against Indigenous people and the horrific legacy of residential schools. The magnitude and prevalence of ongoing discoveries of unmarked graves at residential school sites in BC and across Canada has made me feel many things: shock, anger, and … Read more