Community Update

More than ever in these challenging times, UFV is your university. Here’s some of what we’re doing to engage learners, transform lives, and build community.

Stories from the community

The new normal this autumn at UFV

When the pandemic struck in March 2020, UFV moved learning online. This model continues for fall.  The classroom is virtual and studying occurs at home for nearly all UFV students. Professors adapted courses for the virtual environment. Many faculty made use of resources from UFV’s IT Services de ...

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Dr. Dhami establishes eighth endowed award at UFV

Abbotsford’s Dr. Malwinder S. Dhami just can’t help himself – he is a self-professed giving addict who likes to help students to further their education. Dhami, a local dentist, just established his eighth endowed leadership award at the University of the Fraser Valley, this time in support of ...

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Adjusting to online teaching and learning — advice from a communications professor

Almost all UFV courses will be offered online this semester due to the social distancing required to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This means that UFV faculty members have had to adjust to teaching in an online environment. Dr. Mai Anh Doan is an assistant professor of communications at ...

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Steps to take if return to campus required

Reminder: Safe return to campus process In order to continue limiting the spread of COVID-19, many faculty and staff will continue to teach and work primarily remotely and off campus where and when possible this fall. If you are required to return to a UFV campus, please know UFV is committed to thr ...

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UFV launching Peace and Reconciliation Centre

The year 2020 has given us a global pandemic, world-wide protests around social justice issues, and the continued rise of terrorism. According to the 2020 Global Peace Index (GPI) global peacefulness has declined over the last year, for the fourth time in five years. Given that decline, the Peace an ...

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UFV launches the Community Health and Social Innovation Hub

The University of the Fraser Valley has teamed up with community partners to rapidly identify and apply innovations that will improve individual and community health. The Community Health and Social Innovation Hub (CHASI) is a physical and virtual gathering space, bringing UFV researchers and studen ...

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Class of 2020 nurses launch careers in a pandemic

Who would have guessed that the nursing class of 2020 would find themselves working in a pandemic in their first few months of practice? Amy Mueller and her classmates finished their Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of the Fraser Valley this past December, and were due to attend Conv ...

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Nursing alumna leads key teams in COVID-19 fight in North Vancouver

A key skill for being a good manager is the ability to adapt to challenges, and to lead your team through them. Given that she is program manager of emergency, intensive care, and acute respiratory services at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, Surjeet Meelu has had her skills tested in a big w ...

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RBC donation boosts career education at UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley wants to ensure that all students have the chance to integrate career-related planning and experience into their education. And RBC’s Future Launch program is helping to achieve that goal with a $300,000 donation from RBC Foundation to the newly created UFV Cent ...

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Celebrate kindness with the Kindness Matters Award

Nominate a current or former student for a Kindness Matters award before November 30.

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