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The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)


The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is situated in the traditional and unceded Territory of the Stó:lō (people of the river), in the scenic Fraser Valley east of Metro Vancouver. UFV is a fully-accredited, public university delivering more than 100 programs to approximately 15,000 students annually at its campuses in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and Hope, BC, in Chandigargh, India, and on-line. 

UFV offers multiple credentials in environmental learning and practice: Bachelor of Environmental Studies, a Bachelor of Environmental Studies--Natural Sciences, and majors and minors in Geography, Physical Geography, and Biology (Ecology concentration). UFV also offers a BA degree in Global Development Studies (GDS), with growing partnerships with international environmental and forestry organizations. 

These programs draw from environmental research and teaching expertise in more than a dozen disciplines. Students benefit from small class sizes, with an emphasis on experiential, industry- and community-engaged learning. The university is home to research facilities and specializations in forestry, water quality, agriculture, community planning, and plant biology. 

Faculty maintain strong working relationships with local governments and municipal agencies, including through courses offered as part of UFV’s CityStudio program. UFV is also a member of the Stave West Outdoor Learning Alliance, which is building local capacity in forest education and management in partnership with the District of Mission. 

Since 2019, the Environmental Studies and Geography programs, as well as the Bachelor of Agricultural Science, have been organized as part of the School of Land Use and Environmental Change. 


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