Sunday, September 2, 2012

 

UFV News

You and Your U

Weeks of 'Welcome Events' begin September 6 with student BBQ

Released by Anne Russell, UFV

 

UFV Trades and Technology Centre opened the doors last May.

 

f you're taking classes at the University of the Fraser Valley's Chilliwack campus this fall, take note: UFV has moved!


Except for a few specialized theatre and agricultural courses and activities, all Chilliwack courses are now offered at the UFV campus at the Canada Education Park.
 

UFV's Trades and Technology Centre has been located at the Canada Education Park on Keith Wilson Road since 2007.

 

Now it's being joined by a new "extreme renovation" building that opened its doors last May and is home to UFV credit courses in a variety of disciplines. Building A, as the new building is called, is home to UFV's Faculty of Health Sciences, including, nursing, dental, health care assistant, and kinesiology programs.

 

UFV has also renovated a building (called Building V) immediately south of Building A to house its agriculture and continuing studies classes. To find out more about the new UFV developments at Canada Education Park go to www.ufv.ca/cep.


Students can take first- and second-year courses in many other disciplines, including arts, sciences, social services, criminology, computing, and business administration, at the CEP campus. UFV also offers upgrading and university preparation courses there.

 

UFV's season of theatre, including three theatre productions, special events such as Theatresports, and the Directors' Festival, will remain at the UFV performance theatre on the Yale Road (Chilliwack North) campus.


To celebrate the move to the new campus, UFV will be throwing a big public bash - Come See What's New at Your U! - on Thursday, Sept 20. More details will be released soon.


Other welcome events at the Chilliwack campus at CEP include a welcome-back barbecue for students on Thursday, Sept 6.

 

The library at the new Chilliwack campus will be hosting a public opening ceremony on Friday, Sept 7.

 

The UFV Student Union Society will also be throwing "Weeks of Welcome" events at the Chilliwack campus, including an outdoor movie, humans vs. zombies, and live theatre on Wednesday, Sept 12; and a live concert on Thursday, Sept 13, including Pardon my Striptease, Andrew Huang, Oh Village, Rags to Radio, The Corrupted Gentlemen, and SolidRed.


UFV's new Chilliwack building is located at 45190 Caen Avenue at the Canada Education Park, off of Keith Wilson Road.


To find UFV's new building, you have several entry options. If you enter the CEP grounds at Keith Wilson and Dieppe Street, drive south on Dieppe Street and turn right on Caen Ave. If driving from Abbotsford, take the Lickman Road exit and head south (right) on Lickman. Turn left on Keith Wilson Road. Turn right on Tyson and you will enter the Canada Education Park. You will see the UFV Trades and Technology Centre (TTC) on the right. Continue along south on Tyson (past the TTC), and turn left on Caen Ave.


The new UFV building has a dark grey exterior. There is currently parking to the east and to the south of the building. Do not park in the RCMP training centre lot north of the building. Pay parking is in effect at the UFV Canada Education Park lots soon.

 

The new campus is also served by Chilliwack Transit's Route 1 Vedder route, which arrives at Keith Wilson and Dieppe every 20 minutes from 7:57 am to the early evening.

 

Schedule of Events - Subject to change

Thurs, Sept 6: Student Life presents a Welcome Back event on the Chilliwack campus that will feature an array of UFV clubs and associations where students can meet leaders and discover opportunities to get involved on campus! 10 am to 2 pm.

Thurs, Sept 6: Student Union Society presents SusPocalypse with Sydney York, Rug Foot, Oh Village, Cory Woodward, and others on the Abby campus green. Dunk tanks, bungee run, obstacle course, etc. 11:30 am to 6 pm.

Fri, Sept 7: UFV Library presents the Chilliwack Library and Learning Commons welcome celebration. Join UFV staff and friends in a celebration of the new UFV Chilliwack Library and Learning Commons at Canada Education Park. The celebration includes an Aboriginal welcome and cedar brushing ceremony, coffee and treats, and tour of the new space. 1 pm, in the atrium just outside the new Chilliwack library and Learning Commons at Canada Education Park. Light refreshments provided. For additional information contact the library at 604 795-2824.

Fri, Sept 7: Campus Quest west. Abby campus green. 10 am to 5 pm.

Fri, Sept 7: Humans vs. Zombies. Abby campus green. 5 pm. You must experience this!

Fri, Sept 7: UFV Cascades soccer in Chilliwack! The women's soccer team's home opener against Mount Royal Cougars is set for 5 pm, at Exhibition Field, in Chilliwack, BC. Admission is free to all!

Sat, Sept 8: UFV Cascades soccer in Chilliwack! The women's soccer team takes on University of Alberta Panda at 5 pm, at Exhibition Field, in Chilliwack, BC. Admission is free to all!

Mon, Sept 10: Student Life presents a Welcome Back event on the Abbotsford campus green that will feature an array of UFV clubs and associations where students can meet leaders and discover opportunities to get involved on campus! 10 am to 2 pm.

Mon, Sept 10: Cinema Under the Stars... on the campus green in Abbotsford at dusk. Men in Black 2!

Wed, Sept 12: First day of CHILLPocalypse! Free food! Movie night, BBQ, magic show, theatre play, games, inflatables, Humans vs Zombies, Huge Prizes and more! New Chilliwack campus at CEP. Times vary, throughout the day.

Wed, Sept 12: Students receiving awards will have gotten an invitation to Changing Lives Awards Ceremony. This event brings donors and student award recipients together with an opportunity to meet, share, and hear personal stories of how their donations make a difference. Ramada Inn, Abbotsford. 5 pm. Invitation only.

Thurs, Sept 13: Second day of CHILLPocalypse! With Pardon My Striptease, The Corrupted Gentlemen, Solid Red, Oh Village and You-tube star Andrew Huang. New Chilliwack campus at CEP. Times vary, throughout the day.

Fri, Sept 14: Aftermath party at Aftermath social house on Abby campus. 3 to 11 pm.

Fri, Sept 14: The UBC Thunderbirds will be the opponent as UFV kicks off the men's soccer season at Exhibition Field, in Chilliwack, BC. Match time is set for 7:15 pm. Free admission.

Thurs, Sept 20: The big shebang! Come See What's New at your U! Like a Housewarming... for a university. We've got new digs and we want to show them off. New UFV buildings and campus green at the Canada Education Park. 2-8 pm. Free Party at your U! Bring your friends and family. Fun activities for all ages: health and wellness displays, kids zone, eco marketplace, food truck festival, sports zone, alumni photo booth, and more! Check out some great bands on our outdoor entertainment stage! Tour the new building and learn about our programs! Fireworks* at 8 pm.

Thank you for supporting UFV in your community. For more information, email here. 

Seating is limited. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs so you can enjoy the main stage and fireworks display comfortably. If you plan on doing some shopping, we recommend you bring cash.

*Fireworks are weather permitting.


Fri, Sept 23: Theatresports! The professional improv artists from Vancouver are back in town to tickle your funny bone once again. There will also be a Theatresports workshop by the Vancouver professionals held on Fri, Sept. 23 in the theatre on the Chilliwack Yale Road (North) campus at 3pm. at a cost of $15. Members of the public are welcome to take this workshop. Tickets for the performance are $18 regular and $14 for students and seniors For tickets and more information, call 604-795-2814 or email here.

Fri, Sept 23: Free film -- Monty Python and the Holy Grail -- by the he Association of History Students. 7 pm, Abby B101.

Thurs, Sept 27: Voices for Peace concert. A free concert featuring cello, chamber music and poetry to celebrate the development of the Peace Studies program at UFV. Donations to the Dr. John and Erna Friesen Peace Studies Collection at the UFV library are welcomed. For additional information on the program and performers please visit Peace Studies www.ufv.ca/arts/Events/Peace_Studies.htm or www.ufv.ca/arts/peace at the Peace Lutheran Church, 2029 Ware Street, Abbotsford.

Fri, Sept 28: UFV women's soccer hosts Manitoba. 5 pm. UFV men's soccer hosts Saskatchewan. 7:15 pm. Exhibition Field in Chilliwack. Free admission.

Sat, Sept 29: Alumni Day. Women's soccer: alumni vs. alumni: 3 pm, Exhibition field.

Sat, Sept 29: UFV women's soccer hosts Winnipeg. 5 pm. UFV men's soccer hosts Alberta. 7:15 pm. Exhibition Field in Chilliwack. Free admission
 

 

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