Poverty Reduction Plan

557,000 British Columbians living in poverty can’t wait. We need an accountable, bold and comprehensive poverty reduction plan to save lives and promote equality. Tomorrow, the government shares their “What We Heard” report about what they learned during the poverty reduction consultations. Let’s share with them what we’ve heard: we need an accountable, bold and … Read more

MSW program student Jacqueline Strating wins Governor General’s Gold Medal

UFV helped Jacqueline Strating of Abbotsford discover and develop her passion for helping others. And now her education is helping her make a difference in the lives of marginalized women and their families on two continents. Jacqueline, who recently completed her Master of Social Work at UFV, is the 2018 winner of the Governor General’s … Read more

SWHS is on Facebook and Twitter

Did you know we are now on Facebook and Twitter? If you have not already followed us on Facebook or Twitter please do, we hope to keep you informed as well as have some fun. Twitter – @ufvswhs / Facebook Page – UFV School of Social Work and Human Services (@ufvswhs)

Local company to provide $100,000 over 10 years to Foundry Abbotsford

Local company to provide $100,000 over 10 years to Foundry Abbotsford Stattonrock Design and Build has committed $100,000 over a 10-year period to support Foundry Abbotsford, a soon to-be-open youth health and wellness centre. Foundry Abbotsford – located at 3255 Simon Ave. – will offer local youth help with everything from finding employment to mental … Read more

Social Work Week – March 4-10 – What is Social Work?

What is Social Work? March is National Social Work month and March 4 – 10, 2018 is BC Social Work Week. Therefore, we would like to recognize Social Work, a profession recognized around the globe, which is grounded in principles of social justice where we assess and address the oppression experienced by individuals, groups and … Read more

Students, be a part of governance at UFV.

Be part of governance at UFV — faculty, staff, and students! The Secretariat office is calling for nominations for faculty and staff on Senate and the Board of Governors, for three-year terms beginning August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2021, as well as one-year renewable terms for students, from August 1, 2018 to July 31, … Read more

Prevent an Overdose – Save a Life.

Overdoses are happening in communities everywhere. Naloxone can save a life. The University is providing FREE take-home kits to students, faculty and staff. Get your kit in two easy steps: Take the 15 minutes online training at naloxonetraining.com Pick up your kit with proof of completion of the training Kits are being distributed confidentially at … Read more