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Abbotsford, British Columbia V2S 7M8
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The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is the major adult educational resource for the communities of the Fraser Valley in south-western British Columbia. Founded in 1974 as Fraser Valley College, it became the University College of the Fraser Valley in 1991, and gained university status in 2008. UFV has campuses in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Mission, with a regional centre in Hope, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India. In fall 2007, UFV began the relocation of its Chilliwack campus to an 80-acre site in that city’s Canada Education Park. The first facility to open was a two-acre, state-of-the-art Trades and Technology Centre. A new 150,000-square-foot building opened in May 2012. Home to health sciences and many other programs and courses, it also features an Aboriginal Gathering Place.
A teaching university with a focus on excellence, UFV offers more than 100 programs, including two master’s degrees, 15 bachelor’s degrees, majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 30 subject areas, and more than a dozen trades and technology programs. Students can choose to study full time, part time, in class, online, or as part of a structured program or one tailored completely to their interests.
UFV prides itself on its commitment to “laddering,” which allows students to build certificate and diploma programs into degree-level studies. It has a highly successful cooperative education option in several areas and a thriving international education department.
UFV’s dedicated, skilled professors and instructors provide a supportive atmosphere for learning and succeeding, helped by smaller class sizes than traditional universities. In addition to the Baker House student residence building (opened in September 2007 on the Abbotsford campus), many clubs, events and activities enhance student life on campus. UFV also offers a solid athletics program with both intramural and league competition. The UFV Cascades athletics teams have won provincial and national medals in the college division. In 2006, UFV’s basketball and soccer teams began competing in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport league.
UFV is a comprehensive university, combining traditional university offerings with applied, trades, and upgrading programs. It builds on its regional mandate to offer innovative programming suited to the needs of its surrounding communities.
More than 16,000 students attend UFV every year. UFV employs approximately 600 faculty members (full-time and part-time combined).
UFV offers its students as many opportunities as possible to engage, together with their professors and fellow students, in scientific and scholarly enquiries and to actively participate in the process of discovery. Research allows students and faculty to learn together, wrestle with the questions of their time and expand their own knowledge. UFV is dedicated to finding creative ways to integrate research and teaching and to place research and scholarly activities at the heart of the learning experience of our students, our faculty and our community.
Canadian student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $3,864
Graduate tuition fees: $15,508
International student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $12,720
Graduate tuition fees: $12,720
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.
2012 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 5,930
Full-time (graduates): 40
Part-time (undergraduates): 2,380
* Source: University of the Fraser Valley