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University of the Fraser Valley

4.3 out of 5 (12 ratings / 10 reviews) Abbotsford, Canada
Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 15,000 students per year.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (8)
Humanities (4)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Education & Training (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

1974 - 1975 - Fraser Valley College (FVC) was founded.

2008 - UCFV becomes the University of the Fraser Valley and installs first Chancellor.

Education

We offer more than 100 programs, including two master’s degrees, 19 bachelor’s degrees, majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 30 subject areas, and more than a dozen trades and technology programs.

Research

The office of Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies fosters innovation at UFV by supporting UFV faculty and student research and establishing partnerships and alliances with other post-secondary institutions and private industry in Canada and abroad.

Students benefit from the integration of research and education, industry partnerships, and hands-on graduate-level experience and training.

Faculty are encouraged to undertake multidisciplinary, collaborative research within UFV, and to develop partnerships with post-secondary institutions, advancing and sharing knowledge.

Career

Career Services offers a variety of resources for students and alumni. Career coaching appointments are available to assist you in all areas of the job application process. We also offer helpful handouts and student business cards to further develop your career.

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Services

Student services

The Student Support Centre exists to provide all UFV students a central place to go for assistance. We help guide students to:

  • Navigate the university system
  • Connect quickly to resources and programs available
  • Find ways to solve problems they are facing
  • Develop work plans to support their success
We also provide faculty and staff with information on how to best support their students.

Housing services

Baker House is much more than just a place to live - it’s the best way to get a complete university experience. Living on campus means small communities of students living, working, studying, and socializing together. Feel supported as you develop skills, gain information, and access many of the resources on the UFV campus. Are you excited? You should be!

ICT services

IT Services three divisions provide computing and communication services, systems, support and guidance to UFV students, faculty and staff.

Medical services

To help University of the Fraser Valley students pay for the health services they need, SUS has partnered with Studentcare in order to provide students with extended health and dental coverage.

Student Life

Campus life

UFV has campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and Hope, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India.

  • The Abbotsford campus is UFV's main campus, located in the third most diverse city in Canada.
  • On 85 acres at the Canada Education Park in Chilliwack, UFV has a LEED Gold-certified facility.
  • UFV's Mission campus at Heritage Park Centre lies on a hillside nestled among the southern coastal mountains and overlooks the Fraser River valley.
  • The UFV Hope Centre serves the local community by offering upgrading and continuing education courses, and providing student services, such as registration, fee payment, and computer support.

Sports facilities

Providing recreational and wellness opportunities for UFV students, faculty and staff. Our goal is to support and inspire positive healthy lives by providing opportunities for individuals to get active and create and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Times are based on student class schedule and both availability of space on campus and instructors or volunteers availability. While classes are open to faculty and staff, students are the primary focus of the program.

  • Fitness Classes (Abbotsford & Chilliwack)
  • Social Sport Drop-in and Leagues
  • Open Gym
  • Wellness Routes
  • Personal Training

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

University was nice. Teacher were all cooperative. I had my best years in this university

If you want to study at a place that feels like home, UFV is the place
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

UFV has been an amazing experience. I was able to establish relationships with my professors and the small class sizes allowed me to engage with my classmates as well. I was able to access Alot of opportunities within my program of study and through my minor including practicums, work avond lunteer opportunities.

My unforgettable university experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, I liked the study experience that I had in my university. It was a pleasant experience and one of the most important of my life. The university was very diverse with different types of people who belong to multiple cultures and sub-cultures of Morocco, Africa, and the whole world. My experience there made me develop an open-minded personality and mentality that...

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