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University of the Fraser Valley

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.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Social Sciences (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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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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

Professors Dos and Don'ts
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Some professors have been very helpful and engaging as they asked questions towards the class and gave further explanation of their notes on their presentations. Other professors, however, were very plain about their classes, just reading off their presentations. In order to improve this, professors should often have videos as well as in-class activities to ensure that...

Teaching staff and availability prayer rooms need to be improved
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am happy with the classrooms, the activities, accommodations and options of food available. However, some teachers can be rather interactive or sometimes seem uncaring. These factors affect my learning capabilities and I hope that they will improve in their teaching methods. Furthermore, I would like prayer rooms to be available at all times or at least from the...

UFV; My community, my home, endless opportunities
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My overall experience at my university has been fantastic. The Student Life Department offers amazing opportunities for students to engage in paid and volunteer positions on campus. They also prepare multiple events every year open to all students to build connections and have fun. The international office also creates events to connect international and domestic students....

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