Author Archive | Anne Russell

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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UFV marks 40th anniversary with community celebrations

UFV continues to celebrate its 40th anniversary year with several community events in September and October. Things get groovy on Wednesday, Sept 17, when UFV hosts a 1970s-inspired party on the campus green at the Abbotsford campus on King Road. There will be a retro costume contest, live music, marketplace, kids zone and more! The […]

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September 13 is UFV Day at the Chilliwack Corn Maze

The University of the Fraser Valley is highlighting its rural roots and commitment to excellence in an “a-maze-ing” way during its 40th anniversary year. UFV has teamed up with the Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm, and has been named the maze’s charity of choice for 2014. This year’s corn maze design is in the […]

Dr. Michael Gaetz of the Kinesiology and Physical Education department received the UFV Research Excellence award for 2014. Pictured with Gaetz (holding award) are UFV President Mark Evered; Adrienne Chan, Associate VP of Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies; Provost and VP Academic Eric Davis; UFV Board of Governors Second Vice Chair Randy Bartsch; and Dean of Health Sciences Joanne MacLean.

Gaetz recognized for research excellence

Dr. Michael Gaetz of UFV’s Kinesiology and Physical Education department is the 2014 recipient of the UFV Research Excellence award. He was supposed to be recognized for research excellence in front of thousands at UFV’s annual convocation ceremonies. Ironically, Gaetz was away conducting research with the Canadian Navy at the time, and was unable to […]

Moms-to-be needed by UFV nursing students

If you’re a pregnant woman who will be having your baby between September and April, you’re in high demand by University of the Fraser Valley nursing students. Mothers-to-be in the Fraser Valley are once again invited to help a UFV nursing student learn about pregnancy and childbirth from the patient’s perspective. Women having their babies […]

UFV President Mark Evered with Chilliwack Economic Partners Corp. Brian Coombs (left) and BMO VP Mike Bonner (right) cut ribbon on new UFV Five Corners location in downtown Chilliwack.

UFV Five Corners opens in downtown Chilliwack

A new hub for post-secondary education is opening this fall as the University of the Fraser Valley’s newest facility. Located at Chilliwack’s historic Five Corners at 46115 Yale Road, the former Bank of Montreal branch now houses a classroom, computer lab, meeting rooms, and offices in the 7,000 sq ft space. UFV Five Corners will […]

UFV develops public portal for fire and police research

A new public safety search portal developed by the University of the Fraser Valley will help public-service decision-makers locate the information they need to make sound and justifiable decisions. Launched on August 1, 2014, the public-safety research portal provides public access to an extensive database of information about fire, police, drugs, and public safety. The […]