History 

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1974

» Fraser Valley College (FVC) founded

1975

» Over 2300 students attending FVC in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Mission, Hope and Agassiz

1978

» FVC Chilliwack campus Trades programming established

1983

» FVC establishes permanent campus in Abbotsford

1986

» FVC opens Agriculture Centre in Chilliwack

1991

» Fraser Valley College gains university-college status and becomes University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFV)

1992

» UCFV offers its first Baccalaureate degrees
» UCFV Health Sciences Centre opens in Chilliwack

1996

» UCFV Heritage Park Centre campus opens in Mission
» UCFV and Coastal Aviation (CPA) launch aviation degree

2001

» Founding of UCFV Alumni Association

2004

» UCFV awarded Federal Tier 1 Canadian Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies

2005

» Solicitor General establishes UCFV Research Chair in Criminal Justice

2006

» Over 11,000 students attending UCFV
» UCFV Cascades basketball and soccer teams enter CIS league
» Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies opens
» First BBA cohort begins study in Chandigarh, India

2007

» First master’s degrees awarded
» Launch of BBA (Trades Management) and Teacher Education program
» Appointment of BC Regional Innovation Chair on Canada-India Business and Economic
Development
» Baker House, UCFV’s new on-campus student residence, welcomes first students
» Trades and Technology Centre opens at Canada Education Park campus

2008

» UCFV becomes the University of the Fraser Valley and installs first Chancellor

2009

» Opened a renovated $20-million classroom block on Abbotsford campus featuring business and visual arts wings
» Launched the Centre for Social Research and the Global Development Institute

2010

» Began construction on new learning block on the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park
» Introduced new graduate certificate programs

2011

» UFV grows to serve approximately 15,000 students, including 800 international students
» UFV’s economic impact to Fraser Valley grows to at least half a billion
» Launched Master of Social Work Program

2012

» Developed UFV institutional learning outcomes, with input from students, staff, faculty and the community
» Opened the $44-million, 150,000 square-foot reonvated building at the Canada Education Park, Chilliwack campus, and moved most of the programs from the yale Road campus to this new location
» Opened UFV's Clearbrook centre location in the heart of Abbotsford's civic square
» Hosted a national conference on Indigenizing the Academy, held at the CEP Aboriginal gathering place

 

Presidents

Dr. Larry Blake, 1974–1979

Dr. Barry Moore, 1979–1987

Dr. Peter Jones, 1987–1997

Dr. Harold A. (Skip) Bassford, 1998–2009

Dr. Mark Evered, 2009 – present

Board Chairs

Doug Hamilton, 1974–1979

Betty Meagher, 1979–1982

Ross Belsher, 1982–1984

Bill Harris, 1984–1987

John Wiens, 1987–1990

Brian Minter, 1990–1994

Dr. Noel Hall, 1994–1999

Phyllis Stenson, 1999–2002

Rob Nicklom, 2002–2008

Rod Thomson, 2008–2011

Larry Stinson, 2011 – 2013

General inquiries
Tel: 604-504-7441
info@ufv.ca 

Media inquiries
Anne Russell
Media & Communications Coordinator
Tel: 604-795-2826
Cell: 604-798-3709
anne.russell@ufv.ca 
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