Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor

Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor

‌Message from the President

Welcome to the University of the Fraser Valley. Whether you are a future student, parent, alum, friend, or industry partner, we invite you to connect with us.

One of the best undergraduate universities in Canada, UFV is a caring community of learning. Our faculty, staff and students know each other by name, and form connections that last throughout their careers. With 14,000 students, including 1,100 international students from more than 50 countries, and a growing number of indigenous students, we stay true to our friendly, open and supportive culture that sets us apart. For more than 40 years, this approach has helped ensure our students thrive and succeed.

Located in the heart of the Fraser Valley, we have campuses in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Hope, British Columbia, on the traditional unceded territory of the Stó:lõ peoples. We also have a growing campus in northern India as well as international partnerships across the globe. We are committed to students and community in all we do, locally and beyond.

From business to trades, fine arts to physics, and credentials spanning certificates through to bachelor’s and master’s degrees, the breadth of UFV creates an excellent environment to explore and combine disciplines in unique ways. Our varsity athletics, recreation and student clubs provide vibrant campus experiences. And our undergraduate research and co-curricular learning opportunities are here for you to discover.

Come visit us. We look forward to meeting you, and extending a warm welcome to the Fraser Valley.


Jackie Hogan
President and Vice-Chancellor


Incoming President & Vice-Chancellor: Dr. Joanne MacLean

Most recently Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at UFV (since 2012), Dr. MacLean has more than 30 years of professional post-secondary experience. She held appointments at the University of Windsor and Brock University, earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of New Brunswick, and holds a PhD from Ohio State University.

MacLean has held positions as professor, department chair, athletic director, and dean. She participated as a coach and administrator at three World University Games, and was Canada’s Chef de Mission at these games in 2003.

She is the author of two books and over 70 peer-reviewed publications and presentations. Her research interests include human resources and performance management, sport governance, and the Canadian sport system.

Dr. MacLean is the first woman to hold the title of President at UFV in a non-interim role. She will be installed at a ceremony on the Abbotsford campus on May 11.


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