blog - Charllotte Kwon - president lecture series 01

Charllotte Kwon returns to UFV with ‘Slow Clothes’ President’s Lecture

In a world fueled by fast food, instant messaging, and immediate gratification, Charllotte Kwon suggests an entirely different way of starting your day — by pulling on ‘slow clothes’. Kwon, who received an honorary degree from the University of the Fraser Valley in June, returns to UFV to present a lecture titled Waiting for the […]

Birdsong 2 for blog

UFV Theatre presents Canadian premiere of WW1-themed play Birdsong

In October, the month marking the 100th anniversary of the first “digging-in” of trench warfare on the Western Front, UFV Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of Birdsong, a new adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ best-selling novel by playwright Rachel Wagstaff. Experience the unparalleled tragedy, the remarkable history and surprising humour of the Great War told through […]

UFV students help combat recruitment and use of child soldiers in Africa

Two University of the Fraser Valley criminology practicum students are volunteering their time in support of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative and its efforts to develop new strategies and tactics for eradicating the recruitment and use of child soldiers worldwide. They are working with CKR Global, an international risk mitigation firm. The students are […]

UFV and Stó:lō team up to offer staged reading of The Berlin Blues

The University of the Fraser Valley Theatre department, Stó:lō Nation, and the Stó:lō Research & Resource Management Centre are co-presenting  staged readings of Ojibway playwright Drew Hayden Taylor’s play The Berlin Blues as part of Stó:lō Culture Days 2014. Performances will be on Sat, Sept 27 at 7:30 pm and Sun, Sept 28 at 2 […]

UFV looks back 100 years with Great War Day

A century ago, Fraser Valley families were sending their young men off to war, some with a sense of optimism that they would be home by Christmas, others with a taste for adventure and a desire to see the world. Some felt a sense of loyalty to Mother England and her British Empire that compelled […]

Feature-1-Lenore-Newman-32

UFV presents panel discussion on Life in Agriburbia — Oct 1

As suburban development expands into rural areas, the urban/rural divide gets blurred. A new “agriburbia” is emerging, where food producers and suburban development converge, creating new and complex challenges. The University of the Fraser Valley, located in “agriburban” communities such as Abbotsford and Chilliwack, is well situated to examine this geographical phenomenon. UFV will present […]

paperboys2

Eclectic bluegrass, roots, folk lineup at free UFV Chilliwack 40th concert

The University of the Fraser Valley continues to celebrate its 40th anniversary year with several community events. The fall celebrations start on Friday, Sept 12 at the UFV Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park. The Bluegrass and BBQ-themed event will include live music, food vendors, a marketplace, kids play zone, and tours of the new […]