UFV achieves Age-Friendly University status

The University of the Fraser Valley has announced that it has achieved Age-Friendly University (AFU) status, which it says is a first for a postsecondary institution in British Columbia. To achieve the status, UFV completed an audit and report on its age-friendly initiatives. The university has pledged to support older student enrolment through initiatives such as ensuring physical accessibility when planning additions and renovations, supporting those who are pursuing second careers or lifelong interests, and breaking down stereotypes around older students. “Receiving the AFU status shines a light on the work that we have been doing and what needs to be done in order to support this ageing demographic and integrate them within UFV,” said UFV Centre for Aging and Research Director Dr Shelley Canning. UFV Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.