Over the past year, UFV's Centre for Education and Research on Ageing (CERA) members spearheaded an initiative to achieve Age-Friendly University (AFU) status. CERA was awarded a Strategic Imperatives Plan grant through the Provost’s office. This funding supported an audit of UFV’s age-friendliness (video below) in the spring of 2022.
We are proud to share that UFV is now the first Age-Friendly University (AFU) in British Columbia, joining eight existing AFU Canadian universities in this growing global network of academic institutions.
The principles underpinning AFUs are well supported by UFV's Integrated Strategic Plan and provide direction for growth and support of educational programming and scholarship with a focus on ageing. We are excited for our next steps!