Okanagan College Media Release
Okanagan College and the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) will be working more closely together after committing to ongoing collaboration on programming, services and other ventures that are in line with their goals and that will address the needs of the regions they serve.
UFV President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mark Evered joined College President Jim Hamilton today in Salmon Arm to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on behalf of their respective organizations.
The partnership formalizes a path for the two institutions to maximize the use of their resources, collaborate on planning, share ideas and promote learning opportunities.
In particular, the two institutions will work together on opportunities associated with UFV’s new British Columbia Agriculture Centre of Excellence, which is being constructed in Chilliwack. Those opportunities are likely to be first explored at the College’s Salmon Arm campus and may take the shape of shared program planning, program delivery or transfer arrangements.
“Today’s MOU signing is a first step in the right direction for Okanagan College to deepen its relationship with our colleagues at the University of the Fraser Valley,” said Hamilton. “UFV is being widely recognized as a leader in agricultural program development and delivery and their knowledge and experience is something Okanagan College can benefit from. We know there is collective and mutual value when we work together and I’m pleased to be moving forward with UFV.”
“We embrace this opportunity to work with Okanagan College,” said Evered. “Together we can provide graduates both the theory and leading-edge practical skills needed in the increasingly complex and technology-rich world of modern agriculture and agribusiness. Increasingly, our economies and the safety and security of our food supply will depend on their leadership.”
UFV is located in the communities of Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope and Agassiz. Okanagan College has campuses in Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton. Together, the institutions serve more than 35,000 students in the province annually.
College signs agreement with University of Fraser Valley
More Campus Life articles
The views expressed are strictly those of the author and not necessarily those of Castanet. Castanet presents its columns "as is" and does not warrant the contents.
- Faces aren’t always to be believed when it comes to honesty Jul 27
- Local student athlete gives back Jul 26
- Children’s success in schools tied to teachers’ wellbeing Jul 26
- Do think-tanks matter? A UBC professor says 'think again' Jul 22
- Medical Office Assistant training helps launch graduate into a career she never planned for Jul 21
- Researcher looking for answers when a child abandons the family religion Jul 21
- UBC Okanagan reduced carbon footprint in 2015 Jul 20
- Camp OC keeps kids learning all summer long at Okanagan College Jul 19
- Factory-built homes could help cities with tight housing markets Jul 19
- Local builder proud to support future tradespeople Jul 18