Author Archive | Anne Russell

MLA Plecas and UFV hosting free workshop for non-­profits — Feb 6

Abbotsford-South MLA Dr. Darryl Plecas, in partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley, will host a free, half-day workshop for Abbotsford non‐profit organizations. The event will take place on Fri, Feb 6,  from 1–4:30 pm. The day will feature keynotes addresses from Kevin McCord, president & CEO of the The Vancouver Foundation, who will […]

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UFV launches exhibit on Canadian Sikhs in First World War

Many Canadians fought in the First World War, and many were killed or injured. But it is often forgotten that those Canadians included ethnic minorities such as Indo-Canadians. The year 2014 marked the beginning of the centennial of World War I (also known as the ‘Great War’), which resulted in an estimated loss of 16 […]

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UFV procedures for severe weather

As the winter semester begins, the Fraser Valley is once again experiencing snow, ice, and other winter weather conditions. These conditions can bring challenges when it comes to transportation and keeping our campuses safe for vehicles and pedestrians. The arrival of winter means it’s time to be prepared in the event of a campus closure. […]

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UFV celebrates 40th anniversary with ongoing commitment to success and community

The University of the Fraser Valley celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. It was a year to be proud of, one that included building openings, program launches, local and international activities, and student, faculty, staff, and alumni success, both locally and beyond.   40th anniversary Friday, April 4 marked 40 years since Fraser Valley College […]

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Happy holidays from UFV!

Check out our holiday video for greetings from students from several UFV programs and locations. http://goo.gl/JGl0qh

(Left to right) Carolina Silva, Kara Hanson and Cydney Myers have created a campaign to generate food bank donations as part of a global development class led by professor Cherie Enns. Photos courtesy of Black Press

UFV students’ social media campaign hopes to fill food bank shelves

Reproduced courtesy of Black Press. To read the full Abbotsford News/Chilliwack Progress story on this interesting project, written by Jennifer Feinberg and Alex Butler, go to: http://www.abbynews.com/news/284176091.html People enjoy posting pics of their food on social media. What if a community campaign to fight hunger made it even more meaningful? UFV Global Development students Cydney […]

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Several UFV connections among successful municipal candidates

As the votes were being counted in municipal elections throughout the Fraser Valley Nov. 15, there were more than a few candidates with UFV connections holding their breath waiting for results. Congratulations to the following successful candidates with UFV connections: Abbotsford: UFV alumna Kelly Chahal (named one of UFV’s Top 40 Alumni recently) was elected […]

UFV offers Writer’s Weekend at Hope’s Kawkawa Lake

Want to devote a whole weekend to nothing but writing, writing, and writing (…and learning from and with other writers)? Come to the second annual Writer’s Weekend, presented by UFV Continuing Education. Treat yourself to a weekend away from your usual obligations in the quiet artistic community of Hope, BC. Enjoy an all-inclusive package: accommodation […]

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UFV Life in Agriburbia research project on exhibit at The Reach

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. Life in Agriburbia, led […]

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