Monday, September 25, 2023

Chilliwack Library's Science Cafe, Oct 11

Running Dry: Fraser Valley Drought: We're supposed to be living in a rain forest, but lately it feels more like a semi-arid desert. Where's all the water? 

UFV Library's second Science Cafe will feature speakers who will talk about BC's drought situation, the Chilliwack aquifer, and the environmental consequences of our changing climate.

Join us on October 11, 10am-11:30am in the Chilliwack Library, as our speakers address this topic through the lens of their own research, experiences and backgrounds. This event is open to UFV’s faculty, staff, students, alumni and the general public.

Science cafés are open to all and are an opportunity for community discussion about scientific topics, based on an award-winning program pioneered by Oklahoma State University. Speakers talk for 10-15 minutes and then answer questions at the end of everyone’s speaking time. 

Our Speakers:

Dr. Scott Shupe, UFV Geoscience Faculty

Scott Shupe has degrees in Renewable Natural Resource Studies, Engineering, and Geology. His recent research focusses on watershed water quality, land cover mapping, and 3D landscape modelling & geologic features, both in the arid southwest and BC's Lower Mainland.

 Chilliwack will require increasing amounts of water to sustain a fast-growing population, yet the impact of extended droughts on its water source is of great concern. This talk will discuss current and future impacts on its aquifers and what can be done to product these vital sources of water.


 Dr. Eric Gerbrandt, UFV's 2023 Distinguished Alumni

Eric Gerbrandt’s background earned his Ph.D. in Plant Sciences from the University of Saskatchewan. His research focuses on variety evaluations and development of advanced horticultural management practices for berry crops. 

From a “heat dome” in 2021, to a three-month dry spell in 2022, to a spike in temperature during the 2023 bloom period, weather conditions have had a significant negative impact on berry production in the Fraser Valley. This talk will discuss several promising avenues of research that may improve the sector’s resilience in the future.


Watch for details of our November Science Cafe posted here soon. 

 Posted by UFV Library Marketing

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Therapy Dogs Coming Fall 2023!

🐾Woof woof 🐾 

The St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs are coming to the UFV Library in Abbotsford every week for the Fall 2023 semester!

Stop by the library on alternating Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:30am - 12:30pm to visit with our four-legged friends! 🐕

September Dates

  • Tuesday, September 12
  • Monday, September 18
  • Tuesday, September 26

October Dates

  • Tuesday, October 3
  • Tuesday, October 10
  • Monday, October 16
  • Tuesday, October 24
  • Monday, October 30

November Dates

  • Tuesday, November 7
  • Tuesday, November 14
  • Monday, November 20
  • Tuesday, November 28

December Dates

  • Tuesday, December 5
  • Monday, December 11

The Library and the dogs hope to see you this semester! 

Posted by UFV Library Marketing 

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Intersession and Shift to Summer Hours

Between Winter and Summer semesters, the libraries are open 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday (with the exception of being closed on May 1 and 2 for staff professional development) and closed both Saturday and Sunday.

Starting on May 8th, the Chilliwack and Abbotsford Libraries will shift into summer hours. We will be closed all statutory holidays. Please see below for the schedule for non-stat days:

Click here to see full hours

Posted by Brenda

May 1st and 2nd Library Closures

Please note that both the Chilliwack and Abbotsford libraries will be closed on Monday and Tuesday May 1st and 2nd for staff professional development.

For complete library hours click here.

Posted by Brenda

Monday, November 14, 2022

New Digitized Cookbooks Available!



There’s more to a cookbook besides its recipes.   Explore our latest British Columbia additions to the digital content of the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection.

Learn more about the Newman Collection here.

Funded by the BC History Digitization Program at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC and the UFV library, researchers, students, faculty and the broader community of the Fraser Valley and beyond can explore BC cookbooks covering the years 1911 to the late 1960s. The digitized BC cookbooks are open and freely available to all. The content is hosted in HarvestIR, UFV’s institutional repository: and is fully searchable and printable.


Dive into the King’s Daughters’ cookery book (1911) to understand the colonial home in Victoria prior to World War I.  Notes to the chatelaine include how to be a good housekeeper and tips on how to manage the “help” as well as dozens of recipes.  Take a walk through the 1920s with 300 ways to a man's heart by the Charles Dickens Parent Teacher Association from Vancouver or discover quirky recipes like Fly Cemetery in the Centennial cook book, published in 1958.

Posted by Mary-Anne