University of the Fraser Valley

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The University of the Fraser Valley is a university in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. The university was founded in 1974 and has several campuses besides the main campus in Abbotsford, more. Agassiz, Chilliwack, Hope and Mission At the University of approximately 15,446 students were enrolled in 2009. Due to the strong increase in the number of students, the University received its full state licensure to the rank of University on April 21, 2008. 's Edition of the Globe and Mail Canadian University Report, the University received very good reviews among other things, the quality of teaching.


During the 1960s, the residents of the Fraser Valley called for the establishment of a higher education institution. In 1966, the establishment of a junior college was announced by the provincial government. A short time later, the location of the vocational school was announced in the middle of the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack. Due to the elections and the formation of a new provincial government in 1972, the plans were temporarily put on hold. The neighboring towns, however, insisted on the opening of a higher education institution. So Panel was convened by the provincial government again, which has made ​​an opinion as to whether a higher education institution in the region would be useful. The panel came to the conclusion that a regional college would be useful, which allows access to the University. Thus, the Fraser Valley College was opened on 4 April 1974. As for college but no own building and campus facilities were available, the lectures were held in various facilities that had to be rented. During the first year of college about 183 full-time and 2,300 part-time students studying at the College.

With the support of the cities and the students the province the Fraser Valley College to University College status awarded. In addition to the university received five more equal status, who were in the adjoining cities, including: Kwantlen, Malaspina, Cariboo and Okanagan. These were authorized to award bachelor degrees. In 1981, the college was officially renamed the University College of the Fraser Valley.

On 21 April 2008, the provincial government the University College of the Fraser Valley awarded the rank of a comprehensive university under the University Act at the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Since then, the university in University of the Fraser Valley has been renamed.


The University has five faculty and three schools in the areas of:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Professional Studies
  • Faculty of Trades
  • Faculty of Access and Continuing Studies
  • School of Graduate Studies