Tag: Craig Toews
“Imagine: UFV as a university village, a full-sized district that is part of the growing city of Abbotsford. Need help with that? No problem! You are in luck, as UFV’s department of campus planning and development just released its ‘Abbotsford Campus Master Plan.'”
Deconstruction at Chilliwack North, the primary campus in Chilliwack until the opening of CEP in 2012, has begun. Plans for the construction of 180 housing units will be brought before Chilliwack City Council next month.
After nearly a year of sitting vacant, U-House on Abbotsford campus sits as a building in transition — no longer a student hangout space, but not the site of a major makeover either.
The potential buyers, the Cascade Christian School and Van Maren Group, a Chilliwack development company, are both interested in pieces of the property, but neither has committed yet. While the private school attempts to raise enough money for the purchase, the Van Maren Group has been working on negotiations with the city for development approval.
What does a university’s dreams look like? There are, perhaps, too many people working at too many different levels to say, in a simple, resolution-statement kind of way, that there is one dream, and this is where it is, and this is how close it is to reality. But if you pull out a single book, or a single document, sometimes you can find a very clear distillation of what is going on, or dreamt to be possible, in the hallways and offices of an institution.
Tucked away in a small corridor in C building is a multi-faith prayer room — a place on campus for students of all beliefs to gather and practice their faith.
If you visited the Chilliwack North campus for theatre department’s recent production of Julius Caesar, you may have noticed that the sign on Yale Road is now shared with Keystone Church.
While students are not literally making fiscal decisions or calling the administrative shots, UFV’s increased reliance on tuition means a focus on student needs and wants.
The completion of the Student Union Building (SUB) in two months will mean a noticeable shift in amenities and services on the Abbotsford campus.