The University of the Fraser Valley has launched what is reportedly India’s first postsecondary Co-Curricular Record program in Chandigarh. This program, previously implemented on the Canadian UFV campus for 9,000 students, offers an authorized record of students’ validated experiences outside the classroom, allowing experiences to be measured against the learning outcomes that the UFV community has outlined as necessary for graduates. “Having our students graduate from UFV with two transcripts, one recognizing their academic achievement and the other recognizing their learning achieved outside of the classroom, will give our graduates an advantage in the employment market and for professional and graduate schools,” said Associate Director, UFV India, Gurneet Singh Anand.
From March 18-19, the University of the Fraser Valley will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Chandigarh campus. UFV has strengthened ties across Canada & India and can be held as an example for other institutions looking to operate in this burgeoning education corridor.
Source: Connect – Canada in India
What were three young Canadian students doing in crowded bustees on the outskirts of Chandigarh? Team Connect posed this question to Stacy Thoreson, Adam Rieu and Kathryn Shiratti from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). The answer was not only inspiring but loaded with a promise of a greener and better future. The three Canadian students were in Chandigarh to work on an urban agriculture project, with financial support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). Working in partnership with a local non-governmental organization, Developing Indigenous Resources (DIR), and Panjab University, the students helped residents of the congested Janata Colony and Adarsh Nagar grow vegetables on their rooftops. Check out Team Connect’s interview with the Canadian students.