April 2008 UCFV Earns University Status
(adapted from Robert Freeman article, The Chilliwack Progress)
"The University of the Fraser Valley will provide degree-granting programs for thousands of students closer to where they live and for international students attracted to its exceptional teaching and community orientation," B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell stated. Under the University Act of British Columbia UCFV has now earned its long-awaited university status. Starting in 1974 as the Fraser Valley College and eventually granted its university college status in 1991, the facility will now be referred to as UFV.
The previous university college status, which was not recognized out of province, once hindered international students from attending UFV. Now, with the addition of UFV's $21-million state-of-the-art trades and technology addition in Chilliwack and impending project of the Chilliwack campus, this will make the Fraser Valley "more competitive, attracting more professionals and keeping grads closer to home," says UFV President Skip Bassford.
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