A new course is being offered this Winter!

Come and apply spatial techniques using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to your ecology and conservation biology principles in a new course to be offered in the department of Geography and the Environment (GATE) next term. Come for the credit, stay for the adventure! Watch for GEOG 300"J" Conservation GIS being offered Tuesday evenings.

Interested in other GIS courses? Check out the GIS certificate.

Want more information? Contact the instructors:

Internship Opportunities are available!


Contact Cherie Enns, at cherie.enns@ufv.ca for more information.

2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Come hear from six UFV student interns who have recently returned from Tanzania.

When:  Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Where:  Great Hall, Student Union Building


2015 UFV Grads in the News

Find out what these two recent GEOGRAPHY graduates - Ashleigh Yakemchuk and Sophie Smith - are up to.

Ashleigh is researching the impact local developments have on freshwater streams as reported in the UFV Cascade article - Something fishy in our water.

Sophie is keeping a close eye on the South Alouette River as reported in the Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows "The News".

Sophie and Ashleigh, Recipients of the 2015 Undergraduate Research Excellence Award for Geography, seen here with Steven Marsh, Department Head‌, Geography and the Environment, at the recent GATE grad dinner.

Lenore Newman wins UFV Research Excellent Award

Academia, applied research, and activism are all connected in the eyes of Dr. Lenore Newman.

When she accepted the role of Canada Research Chair in Food Security in the Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley, she knew she’d be focusing on research that is extremely relevant to the UFV region, and on topics that are at times contentious.

Her staunch defense of the principle of maintaining farmland placed in British Columbia’s Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), a position solidified after formal research into the 40-year history of the ALR, makes her a popular source for media commentary.

Newman is receiving the 2015 UFV Research Excellence award for her success in building a core of research activity focused on food security and agricultural issues.

Read more here

Media Release from Fraser Valley Regional District

FVRD and UFV to partner in environment, community planning

The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) and the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further develop opportunities for students to work on environmental and community planning projects in the region.

Since 2013, the FVRD has supported UFV in a number of student led projects in spatial planning and environmental research. Sharon Gaetz, Chair of the FVRD says, “We are very fortunate to have a leading edge educational facility like UFV in our community. Formalizing this partnership gives students real-life exposure to current local government planning issues and provides our staff with fresh, innovative ideas to explore in regional development.”

The students are based in UFV’s Geography and the Environment program, which has a strong focus on experiential and field-based learning.


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What's the quickest way to find out about news and events, as well as great job opportunities? Follow us on Twitter @UFVGeography! We follow multiple job postings sites and retweet those jobs opportunities that are geared towards Geography and Environment students and graduates. And don't forget about us on Facebook. Follow along as well with the Geography Undergraduate Society (GUS) as well as the UFV Urbanists @urbanUFV.

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