Changing Lives, Building Community

The University of the Fraser Valley will:

  1. provide the best undergraduate education in Canada;
  2. be a leader of social, cultural, economic, and environmentally-responsible development in the Fraser Valley; and
  3. be innovative, entrepreneurial, and accountable in achieving our goals

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1. To provide the best undergraduate education in Canada

A. The University will offer degree, diploma, certificate, and apprenticeship programs that:

  • provide accessible and challenging learning experiences that instill a passion for learning and develop the lifelong capacity to learn;
  • provide the knowledge and foster the development of the critical-thinking, leadership, and practical skills that students require for employment, entrepreneurship, further education, and responsible citizenship— locally and globally;
  • use the best pedagogical practices, informed by a commitment to current research and scholarship; and
  • engage students actively in their education through a high level of interaction with faculty members and opportunities for practical experience, research, problem-solving, and creative work.

B. The University will provide services for students that:

  • enable their successful transition into the University;
  • enable successful progress toward their educational goals;
  • guide career selection and transition to employment; and
  • build life-long relationships with the University.

C. The University will provide an environment that:

  • is inclusive, welcoming, and engaging for all;
  • embraces diversity, supports cross-cultural exchange, and promotes the respectful debate of ideas and views;
  • involves students in governance and decision-making; and
  • offers vibrant campus experiences supporting social, intellectual, and personal development.

2. To be a leader of social, cultural, economic, and environmentally-responsible development in the Fraser Valley

The University will:

  • promote opportunities for dialogue and intellectual development;
  • establish formal relationships with the Fraser Valley communities that ensure mutual understanding of the goals and priorities of each and promote and support collaboration on common goals;
  • partner with the community in cultivating international awareness and understanding, bringing the world to the Fraser Valley and the Fraser Valley to the world;
  • give priority to research and scholarship that benefit the economic, social, and cultural development of the Fraser Valley;
  • give priority to educational programs, co-op placements, practica, and service learning opportunities for students that benefit the citizens of the Fraser Valley;
  • partner with members of the community to ensure socially and environmentally-responsible economic development;
  • establish university extension services and continuing education that promote and support the economic, social, and cultural development of the Fraser Valley;
  • collaborate with K-12 education providers in the Valley to promote increased participation in post-secondary education, successful transition to the University, and the delivery of adult basic education;
  • partner with the Aboriginal leadership in the Fraser Valley to address the unique educational needs of Aboriginal students and their communities;
  • collaborate with members of the community to develop vibrant, engaging cultural programs; and
  • partner with members of the community to promote innovative business and industry development in the Valley that builds on and supports the educational, research, and service strengths of the University.

3. To be innovative, entrepreneurial, and accountable in achieving our goals

The University will:

  • ensure that all decision-making is evidence-based, transparent, and accountable;
  • regularly review all education, research, administrative, and service functions to ensure they are consistent with the goals of the University, best practices, and responsible stewardship of resources;
  • establish educational, research, service, and human resource plans with measurable targets that recognize and respect the financial limitations and serve the goals of the University;
  • establish best practices for the recruitment and support of the career development of all employees;
  • promote widespread participation in decision-making and governance consistent with legislation and best collegial practices;
  • adopt innovative and environmentally-responsible practices of stewardship of the University’s lands and other resources;
  • pursue revenue-generating opportunities that provide the financial support needed to fulfill the goals of the University while respecting its values and integrity;
  • foster a culture of philanthropy; and
  • recognize, celebrate, and publicize our successes.
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