Lots going on at UFV in November

November activities at UFV

A non-comprehensive guide to what’s going on at the University of the Fraser Valley’s multiple locations in November.

Fine dining at Rivers with UFV Culinary Arts For a truly unique night out, come savour an outstanding gourmet prix fixe menu prepared by UFV’s renowned Culinary Arts cooks-in-training. Open to the public on Tues and Wed nights: Nov 6 and 7, Nov 13 and 14, Nov 20 and 21, Nov 27 and 28. Rivers Dining Room — Trades and Technology Centre, Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park. Dinner is at 6:30 pm. Four-course menu for $29.95

Rivers Dining Room, UFV Trades & Technology Centre
5579 Tyson Rd, Chilliwack, BC
604-847-5404 or rivers@ufv.ca
Reservations strongly recommended.

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Nov  9–25 with previews Nov 7 and 8. UFV Theatre presents Once in a Lifetime, November 9–25, with previews Nov 7 and 8. UFV performance theatre at the Chilliwack Yale Road location (not CEP). Tickets at 604-795-2814 or theatre@ufv.ca

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Wed, Nov 7 — Metis Awareness day. 11 am to 2:30 pm. Aboriginal Gathering Place, Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park. RSVP to Elaine.malloway@ufv.ca All welcome.

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Fri, Nov 9 and Sat, Nov 10. UFV Cascades basketball hosts University of Victoria. Women play at 6 pm, men play at 8 pm on Fri, at 5 pm and 7 pm on Sat. Envision Athletic Centre, Abbotsford campus. Tickets at door.

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Wed, Nov 14 ­— Breakfast with John Herdman

You saw him on the soccer sidelines during the Olympics, guiding Canada’s national women’s soccer team to a bronze medal; you likely shared his anguish during the controversial semifinal against the United States. Now you can see national team head coach John Herdman up close and personal at the UFV Cascades’ inaugural breakfast fundraiser. Herdman, coach to the legendary Christine Sinclair and Abbotsford’s own Sophie Schmidt, will be in Abbotsford Wed, Nov 14 for the fundraising breakfast at the Envision Athletic Centre.
79 am
Envision Athletic Centre (Gymnasium)
Abbotsford campus
Tickets: $75 per person or $500 for a table of eight.

Check out the order form here: ufv.ca/CascadesBreakfast

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Wed, Nov 14 ­— Celebrate Internationalization event, presented by the Faculty of Professional Studies. 11:30 am–2:30 pm. Celebrate our diverse university community. UFV faculty members and students who have traveled to a variety of countries, or students and faculty who have come from different parts of the world to Canada, will share their “international” experiences and accomplishments. Envision Athletics Centre. South Gym.

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Wed, Nov 14 ­— Avoiding litigation workshop. 3 pm. UFV’s University Advancement office has a vested interest in ensuring that people are well informed about ways to avoid estate litigation, as many people choose to include the university as a beneficiary in their wills. So it is hosting a free workshop on the topic in University House (Building F) at the Abbotsford campus at 3 pm. The event is free, but RSVP by Thur, Nov 8, to 604-854-4595. Presented by UFV Legacy Society, part of the UFV Advancement office.

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Wed, Nov 14 — Micro-Lectures. 11:30 am. Roadrunner café, Abbotsford campus.

Poutine goes National, Ancient Floods in the Fraser Lowland, The Pursuit of Excellence and Lessons Learned from the London Olympics. Growing Rice for Sake in the Fraser Valley. These are just a few of the 16 topics that will be addressed in the UFV Microlectures event. Come get educated in two-minute soundbites from a variety of UFV faculty.

 

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Mon, Nov 19 — It’s a Girl film screening

In some parts of the world, 50% of births are viewed as bad news by significant segments of society. Female gendercide is a serious problem in countries such as India and China. More than 200 million girls are missing worldwide because of it.

Tickets are $10, and all profits go to GirlKind Foundation www.girlkind.org. Tickets can be bought from Sharn  Sndhra at l04-7441, local 6325 or email sharanjit.sandhra@ufv.ca http://www.itsagirlmovie.com/

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Wed, Nov 21 — 4:30–6 pm: Hugh Brody lecture. Lecture theatre (B101) Abby campus.The second in the research lecture series features Dr. Hugh Brody, UFV’s Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies. Found in translation: how many words are there for snow? Reflection on the place of language in the destiny of culture.

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Thurs, Nov 22  — 1:15–2:45 pm. University House, Abbotsford campus. Scholarly Sharing Initiative: Lynn Kirkland-Harvey, Communications and Max Nevill, Institutional Research — Comparison of student achievement in online and on-campus communication courses. Carl Peters, English and Visual Arts — The future of the image and work of art in the age of digital reproducibility.

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Thurs, Nov 22 — 5­–7:30 pm. City of Chilliwack Official Community Plan open house. Atrium at Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park. Join the City of Chilliwack at this open house for the 2040 Official Community Plan  The City is approaching the 85,000 population milestone which triggers a review and update of the OCP.

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Fri, Nov 23 and Sat, Nov 24. UFV basketball hosts Manitoba and Winnipeg, respectively. Fri: women at 6 pm, men at 8 pm. Sat: women at 5 pm, men at 7 pm. Envision Athletic Centre. Tickets at door.

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Fri, Nov 23 and Sat, Nov 24. UFV volleyball hosts Douglas College. Women 6 pm both nights; men at 8 pm both nights. Envision Athletic Centre. Tickets at door.

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Mon, Nov 26  —  Madeleine MacIvor presentations. Aboriginal science education pioneer Madeleine MacIvor, who received an honorary doctorate from UFV in 2011, returns to campus for a day of visits and presentations.

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Fri, Nov 30 — 7 pm. Hugh Brody film launch. Tracks Across Sand. Black Box theatre, Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park. Introduction, film screening, discussion with Hugh Brody followed by reception. Film: Tracks Across Sand. The Khomani San of the southern Kalahari (2012, 38 mins) directed by Hugh Brody. An overview of how the claim in southern Kalahari originated and what it has meant to the Bushman communities at its centre. Hugh Brody is an author, filmmaker, lecturer and mediator who has been involved for decades in Aboriginal issues in Canada and internationally. He is UFV’s Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies.

To book a seat RSVP to Yvette Fairweather yvette.fairweather@ufv.ca

 

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