Rendering of "The Mall" in the new "Student Centre"
University of the Fraser Valley and the UFV Student Union Society worked together to realize a long-term dream of opening a Student Centre on the Abbotsford campus.
The $15-million project is financed on a cost-shared basis, with UFV students providing $10 million of the funding through a $35 per semester fee that was approved in a referendum in 2008. The university will provide $5 million of the funding.
The architects for the project were Chernoff Thompson, and the building contractor was Mierau Contractors. Construction started Sept 16, 2013.
Phase one of the building was completed in early 2015, and it is 46,700 square feet and three storeys.
It houses the Student Union Society, Student Life, Campus Card office, the Aboriginal Resource Centre, and a large multi-purpose hall on the first floor; the CIVL student radio station, the Cascade student newspaper, Aftermath, and more SUS services on the second floor; and the Career Centre, Alumni Engagement, Supported Learning Groups, and a variety of student meeting and study rooms on the third floor.