Author Archive | Anne Russell

Two of Fraser Valley’s top artists to share secrets in UFV art course

Do you want to learn how to draw and paint from the experts? Then let us introduce you to Chris and Chris! Artists Chris Woods of Chilliwack and Chris Friesen of Abbotsford are both accomplished professional artists of long standing. Woods is well known for his photo-realist style and visual commentary on consumer culture and […]

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RBC Foundation continues support for UFV peer mentoring program

The RBC Arts Peer Mentoring program will continue for the 2014/15 academic year thanks to another generous donation of $20,000 from the RBC Foundation, for a total donation to date of $40,000. Started in 2012 as a pilot project stemming from support provided by the RBC Foundation, the RBC Arts Peer Mentoring program was renewed […]

Cmdr. Chris Hadfield: The Sky Is Not The Limit

Hadfield wows the crowd at UFV-sponsored lecture

As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, UFV co-sponsored a lecture by legendary Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, former Commander of the International Space Station, astronaut, author, musician and folk hero. The fundraising event was presented at North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre by UFV and Summit Negotiations Society. Alumnus Nick Ubels reported on the event for The […]

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UFV Chandigarh marks 40th with new student lounge

Students and employees at UFV’s Chandigarh location celebrated the university’s 40th anniversary by hosting a grand opening of its new student lounge. The ceremony was attended by students, faculty, and staff. The workers who helped make the lounge a reality were given the honour of cutting the ribbon. Photos of the new lounge can be […]

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Directors’ Theatre Festival: 5 days, 21 plays, $5 a pop!

UFV Theatre presents the 19th Annual Directors’ Theatre Festival. The five-day festival will run April 23 – 27 at UFV’s performance theatre at 45635 Yale Road (at Airport Road) in Chilliwack. The festival begins on the Wednesday with a series of previews and matinees, followed by Thursday’s opening ceremony at 4:30 pm. Performances continue at […]

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UFV opens Agriculture Centre of Excellence at Canada Education Park

The University of the Fraser Valley officially opened its Agriculture Centre of Excellence on April 4, 2014, the university’s 40th anniversary. Premier Christy Clark and other dignitaries attended a special ceremony marking the opening (see provincial government news release here and photos of the ceremony here.) UFV agriculture students will be learning in state-of-the-art facilities […]

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UFV celebrates 40 years of building community, changing lives

The University of the Fraser Valley begins its 40th anniversary celebrations this week. The university, now with campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission, as well as Chandigarh, India, was first established as Fraser Valley College, on April 4, 1974. The university celebrated with recognition ceremonies in Mission and Hope on April 2 […]

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UFV signs MOU with Quizam Media’s ontrack TV

UFV students will have enhanced access to online learning opportunities thanks to a new partnership between the university and Quizam Media Corporation. Dr. Rosetta Khalideen, UFV’s Dean of Professional Studies, and Dr. Frank Ulbrich, Director of the School of Business, joined Russ Rossi, President & CEO of Quizam Media Corporation, to sign a memorandum of […]

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Sandhu to speak on career strategies for the new global economy

The world is changing rapidly. Does the new global economy have you wondering about job and career strategies? Is it better to be a generalist than a specialist these days? Dr. Amandeep Sandhu, UFV’S BC Regional Chair in Canada-India Business & Economic Development, will address these and other questions as part of a lecture titled […]

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Five reasons to come hear Bif Naked speak at UFV

Five reasons to come hear Bif Naked speak at UFV on Wed, Mar 26 (even if you haven’t heard her music). She has the coolest name ever! She followed her passion to become a rock star in the 1990s. She battled cancer and came out stronger for it in the 2000s. She has learned from […]

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Happy anniversary to UFV — Founding Day to be marked April 4 (and 2)

UFV is turning 40, and our anniversary is approaching soon! Fraser Valley College was proclaimed into existence by provincial education minister Eileen Dailly on April 4, 1974. From a college without walls to a university college, to a modern multi-campus university, we have grown with the Fraser Valley for four decades. As we recognize our […]