Tuesday January 10, 2012
Campus Cyber Hub Grows
blog shares stories and successes from those that live it
Released Ashley Wray, UFV
new blog is providing the community with an interactive way to keep in touch
with the University of the Fraser Valley.
The UFV Today blog, launched late last year at
www.ufvtoday.ca, is home to stories
ranging from news to events, and also features photo galleries and videos.
The platform is also a way for the community to get involved by adding
comments to stories, and sharing them on social media sites.
"UFV is an incredibly dynamic place with an abundance of great stories to
tell on a daily basis that impact Fraser Valley communities," said UFV
marketing and communications director Leslie Courchesne. "We wanted a better
way to share those stories and shed light on the fantastic work and success
of our students, alumni, faculty and staff, and showcase the strides we're
taking as an institution."
Since inception, UFV Today has featured announcements like the Mission-UFV
partnership to launch a graphic design program, and events such as UFV
faculty micro-lectures. The blog also highlights news stories, from the
Globe and Mail naming UFV among the top universities in Canada, to the
Cascades men's golf team winning bronze at nationals in P.E.I. Theatre
productions, student fundraising initiatives, and awards have also been
In addition, stories from the UFV campus in Chandigarh, India and full
editions of UFV's Skookum magazine are available on the blog.
UFV Today has garnered nearly 25,000 pageviews in its first three months,
and runs on WordPress web software.
For more information on UFV, visit the UFV Today blog at http://blogs.ufv.ca/