University Canada West
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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The Abbotsford campus was UFV's first permanent campus, which opened its doors in 1983. A new building, containing the main institution library, First Heritage Computer Access Centre, and other instructional and support areas, was opened in the fall of 1996. In 1997, a building with classrooms, laboratories and offices was opened, and in 2002, the student activity centre and gymnasium were opened. 2007 brought the opening of UFV's first student residence - Baker House, as well as an expanded gymnasium facility, with the ability to seat 1500 people.
In 1978, trades programs started with a carpentry program. Initially, this program was run from Portage Avenue in Chilliwack. At the time, the land belonged to the Chilliwack School District, and the Ministry of Advanced Education funded the building of the carpentry shop. Originally, this shop was supposed to be handed over to the Chilliwack School District after 5 years, but it took nearly 12 years to secure the funding to build a replacement shop in Abbotsford. In 1991, UCFV moved all trades programs to the Abbotsford campus. In 2007, UFV Trades and Technology programs moved in to newly renovated facilities on the former Chilliwack Canadian Forces Base - future home of the entire Chilliwack campus.
Although Agassiz is not actually a campus of UFV, it has an informational centre, run in cooperation with the Fraser-Cascade School District.
The Chilliwack campus typically offers courses on theatre, agriculture, and nursing. For example, the Agriculture Technology Diploma is offered on the Chilliwack campus. Some courses inphilosophy, computer information systems, early childhood development, and business are also offered.
The theatre department, located on the Chilliwack campus, produces three mainstage productions every season with a tradition of producing one Shakespeare and one Canadian play every year. The department is also host to a Directors' Festival featuring shows from universities all over British Columbia. Since 1980, the FVC/UCFV/UFV Theatre Department has put on 90+ productions with over 2,000 performances attended by 190,000+. The current season is Arabian Nights by Mary Zimmerman (November), Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl (January), and As You Like It by William Shakespeare (March).
Construction of the new Chilliwack campus on the former CFB Chilliwack finished in September 2007. Trades and Technology programs were moved to this location that year, with the first Chilliwack campus expected to move in 2009.
UFV Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,
University is a life experience that extends far beyond the classroom, lab or workshop. Working with and for UFV students, the Student Life department (located in University House) aims to build a vibrant campus through many student driven initiatives.
Student Life has been successful in reaching our annual goals by orienting over 1,280 students through New Student Orientation, providing leadership training and conferences to over 100 students through our Coast Capital Leadership Institute, recognizing over 50 student volunteers and leaders, organizing and supporting over 120 campus events, introducing and hosting the Co-Curricular Record program and welcoming thousands of students in our student lounge, kitchen, and student meeting space.