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

Update on health measures

Looking beyond the pandemic

Dear UFV colleague, As we head into the final week of September, I hope you’re enjoying being back on campus and seeing friends, students, and colleagues. It’s been wonderful and energizing to have the University come back to life with your return. I want to reassure you that UFV’s main focus and our continued priority … Read more

Further health measures planned

Looking beyond the pandemic

Dear members of the UFV Community, As the official start of the 2021 fall term approaches, UFV is committed to providing a safe return-to-campus environment as we scale up the level of on-campus activities and learning environments across all our campuses. While the pandemic has impacted all of us in a number of different ways, … Read more

Now is a great time to learn

Looking beyond the pandemic

Dear Students: These are unusual times. For many, these are very challenging times. Being an optimist, I feel that challenges often bring opportunities for us to explore and experience. So, if you are struggling with the uncertainty of this moment and questioning whether pursuing higher education in a time like this is worth it, I’m … Read more

Guest Post: Lisa Almos, Catherine Smith, Corina Rochon, UFV Nursing

From campus to frontline: Nurses Week 2020 — Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) — or  “COVID-19” — has caused global disarray. The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest challenge of the 21st century. The nursing profession plays an active role in all facets of healthcare including supporting public health emergencies such as a pandemic. Corina … Read more

The importance of community

Hello everyone, When I first joined UFV and moved to the Fraser Valley, I knew immediately that I had come to a very special place. People here take the idea of community seriously. There’s a sense of connection, responsibility, and possibility that binds us to this place and to each other. And with the health … Read more

Convocation 2020 postponed

President's Blog

Dear colleagues, Convocation is one of my favourite days of the academic year and I know how much it means to you to watch our graduates cross the stage. UFV wants to make sure we honour and celebrate students’ achievements in ceremonial fashion in front of our community. From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, … Read more