Crossing the Bridge 

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) geography department, in partnership with Abbotsford Community Services, presented an event on homelessness on Thursday, April 16.The event began at 6 p.m. with a food truck on campus to sell refreshments.

This was followed by a welcome from UFV president Mark Evered and screening of the student film Crossing the Bridge at 7 p.m. in room B101. The screening concluded with an expert panel discussion led by UFV geography professors Cherie Enns, Jonathan Hughes and Mike Smith.

This was a free and open event to raise awareness about a local mobile homelessness initiative, as well as to learn more about homelessness in Abbotsford and beyond.  Contact Abbotsford Community Services to get involved. UFV Contact:

Media Release from Fraser Valley Regional District

FVRD and UFV to partner in environment, community planning

The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) and the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further develop opportunities for students to work on environmental and community planning projects in the region.

Since 2013, the FVRD has supported UFV in a number of student led projects in spatial planning and environmental research. Sharon Gaetz, Chair of the FVRD says, “We are very fortunate to have a leading edge educational facility like UFV in our community. Formalizing this partnership gives students real-life exposure to current local government planning issues and provides our staff with fresh, innovative ideas to explore in regional development.”

The students are based in UFV’s Geography and the Environment program, which has a strong focus on experiential and field-based learning.

City of Abbotsford Homelessness Task Force Coordinator - Cherie Enns 

Read about the action plan presented to city council:   

GDS 100 students attended the council presentation and have a class project connected to the plan.   

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