UFV Alumnus Seamus Heffernan releases debut novel Napalm Hearts

As a kid who feasted on pulp fiction, Seamus Heffernan thought the coolest guy in the room only needed two things – a tan trench coat and enough grit to pave the Trans-Canada Highway. Seven years, 7,000 kilometers and one master’s degree later, and Heffernan finally has his own flawed hero in Thaddeus Grayle, the […]

Andy Sidhu installed as UFV’s third chancellor

Drummers, dancers, and dignitaries were on hand on April 19. 2018, as Andy Sidhu was formally installed as the University of the Fraser Valley’s third Chancellor. A long-time proponent of community engagement and integration, Sidhu took over from Dr. Gwen Point, who served as UFV’s second Chancellor from 2015 to the present, following two terms […]

Harper named interim Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. David Harper will be taking on a new role as interim Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UFV. He will be reaching out to faculties, departments, and other stakeholders in the coming months to introduce the I&E@UFV initiative and gather your input. He will be taking a partial leave from his duties as a […]

Emerging Directors’ Showcase highlights senior theatre students’ work

The University of the Fraser Valley is wrapping up the 2017/18 Season of Theatre with the Emerging Directors’ Showcase.  This is the final project presented by UFV Theatre’s fourth-year directing class and is a chance for students to apply everything they have learned in the course. “Student directors have made great efforts to practise the […]

UFV celebrates 2018 long-service employees

It’s the sign of a great workplace when employees stick around for a decade or three. UFV celebrated some of these long-serving employees at a special dinner at the Quality Inn on April 11, 2018. Interim president Jackie Hogan congratulated those marking significant anniversaries at UFV this year, noting that she’d been right there with […]

Creative & Performing Arts Festival takes off April 27

Culture will be on the menu at UFV on April 27 when Interpret, the inaugural Creative and Performing Arts Festival, launches. The move to Abbotsford by the Theatre department has inspired the Visual Arts, Theatre, and Creative Writing students in the English department to host, for the first time, a festival celebrating the creative and […]

Student Research Day returns April 5

UFV students will be showcasing their intellectual talents once again at the UFV Student Research Day on Thurs, April 5. You can drop by the Spirit Bear lounge in Building A on the Abbotsford campus at 11:30 am to hear a from a smorgasbord of 23 student speakers or groups in a micro-lecture format. Each […]

Indigenous Film Series features award-winning Tsilhqot’in director Helen Haig-Brown

The UFV Indigenous Film series concludes on April 4 and 5 with a screening of three films by Helen Haig-Brown, an award-winning Tsilhqot’in director and a leading talent in experimental documentary. Through her creative and critical works in film, she documents a process of cultural revival through contemporary films that are interwoven with traditional storytelling […]