UCFV to be renamed "University of the Fraser Valley"

April 21, 2008

On Monday afternoon, BC premier Gordon Campbell made the long-awaited announcement, that the University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFV) would be granted regional university status, and renamed the University of the Fraser Valley. The former Fraser Valley College, founded in 1974, became UCFV in 1991. The new name will enhance UFV's international recruitment and fundraising efforts, no longer "weighed down by the millstone of a confusing name." The change now awaits amendments to the BC University Act.  BC media release | UCFV media release