(including the Math Centres and Writing Centres)

UCFV offers a number of courses that can help prepare you to work at the university-college level. Subjects include rapid reading, writing, study skills, research, critical thinking, computing, education and career planning, and employment search.

Courses which fall under the informal “academic support” heading include:

CAP 110

  Writing and Research Skills

CAP 120

 Potential Development Training

CAP 130

 Reading and Study

CAP 140

Career Planning

COMP 061

 Introduction to Computers (Part 1)

COMP 071

 Introduction to Computers (Part 2)

CP 101

Career Planning

CP 201

 Employment Search

CSM 108 (CMNS 108)

  Critical Analysis and Study Methodology (formerly Reading and Study Skills)

CSM 208 (CMNS 208)

 Advanced Critical Analysis and Learning Methodology

ECP 064

 Education and Career Planning (Career Exploration)

ECP 074

 Education and Career Planning (Skills for Success)


Dave Birkett, BA, MA (UBC)
Mark Hoffmann, BSc (Stanford), Diploma CS (Regent), MA (UBC)
Eileen Burkholder, BEd (UBC), MEd (UVic)
Diane Luu, BA, Prof. Teaching Cert. (SFU), MEd (UBC)
Keith Mohammed, BA (UBC), Prof. Teaching Cert. (SFU)
Elli Tamarin, BA (SFU), MEd (UBC)


UCFV is committed to helping students succeed in their study of mathematics. The Math Centre in Abbotsford, located in the Learning Centre in G166, is open at various times throughout the week, Monday to Friday. Students are encouraged to come to the centre for help with math questions, and should check the schedule posted on the door, which indicates which instructors are available and when. Videos are available for courses below the 100-level, cassette tapes are available for introductory statistics, and computer software, including versions of MAPLE and MINITAB, is available on centre computers for student use. The Chilliwack campus has a combined Math/Writing Centre. Students who wish to get help with their math and statistics questions should consult the schedule on the door of Room 205 in Building A.

Website: centre

The Writing Centre works with students enrolled in UCFV courses who wish to become more effective writers.

Centre staff work with student writers in one-on-one conferences on aspects of academic and professional writing: understanding how situation, purpose, and audience shape the writing; understanding research and documentation; and promoting effective use of language. Centre staff also offer other services: workshops and small-group sessions on aspects of academic and professional writing; and faculty support in the form of course-specific workshops and consultation on assignment design.

UCFV students who wish to work on their writing are welcome to come by the Writing Centre in these locations:

Campus Room Phone
Abbotsford         G168 (604) 504-7441, local 4282
Chilliwack A205  (604) 792-0025, local 2432
Mission  D226A  (604) 820-6022

Information about Writing Centre services and hours of operation is available at any centre location or online

Writing Centre staff:

Fay Hyndman, BA, Literacy Instruction Cert. (SFU), Prof. Teaching Cert. (Alta), (W. Australia)
Robin Anderson, BA, MA (SFU)
Gloria Borrows, BA (SFU)
Nadeane Trowse, BA, MA (SFU)

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