UFV tops in B.C., according to Globe and Mail survey

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) earned A-level grades in several categories of a report released Tuesday by the Globe and Mail.

The Abbotsford location is one of three campuses for University of the Fraser Valley.

The Abbotsford location is one of three campuses for University of the Fraser Valley.

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) earned A-level grades in several categories of a report released Tuesday by the Globe and Mail.

The university scored top marks in class size, quality of teaching and learning, student-faculty interaction, and instructors’ teaching styles, according to the 2012 Canadian University Report.

UFV, along with the University of Northern B.C., earned the most A-level grades of any public university of any size in the province.

It also placed in the top 10 among the 60 universities included in the report.

Data in the report is derived from an annual survey of about 100 questions sent to more than 33,000 undergraduate students across Canada.

“We are pleased to be recognized nationally for achieving what matters most to us – providing high-quality, student-focused post-secondary education,” said UFV president Mark Evered.

“Our growing reputation as one of Canada’s best undergraduate universities is a tribute to the talent and commitment of our faculty and staff.”

UFV placed first in B.C. in the categories of quality of teaching and learning, instructors’ teaching style, and academic counselling.

UFV tied for first place in the province in the categories of most satisfied students, student-faculty interaction, class size, career preparation, research opportunities, information technology, and work-play balance.

This is the fifth straight year that UFV has ranked among the top in Canada and B.C. in this report. UFV has three campuses, located in Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack.