Author Archive | Anne Russell


UFV hosts Aboriginal storytelling event on Feb 3

The atrium of the UFV Chilliwack campus will be transformed by the words and songs of Aboriginal storytellers on Wed, Feb 3. The UFV Chilliwack library and the Indigenous Affairs office are co-presenting an Aboriginal storytelling event entitled Sx̱wōx̱wiyám, Stories of Long Ago. The event is free and the public is welcome. Stó:lō storytellers will lead […]

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Find out more about Graphic + Digital Design program at info night

If you are curious, creative and motivated about art in general and graphic design in particular, join UFV’s Graphic + Digital Design program at an information night and portfolio session on Tues, Feb 2. At this session you will: Meet GDD students and faculty See innovative student design projects Ask questions of our student panel Receive […]

Doug Hamilton with sign announcing Fraser Valley College's arrival.

Obituary — Founding UFV Board Chair Doug Hamilton has passed away

One of the founders of the University of the Fraser Valley has passed away. Doug Hamilton, the first chair of the Fraser Valley College board, died on January 23, 2016. He was 91 years old. Doug Hamilton was a key part of a community coalition that lobbied for access to post-secondary education in the Fraser […]


Get to know Jen Sookfong Lee, UFV’s Writer-in-Residence

Novelist Jen Sookfong Lee is the 2016 Writer-in-Residence at UFV. Lee is the author of novels The End of East, Shelter, and The Better Mother. Her fourth book, The Conjoined, will be published in September. She will be on the Abbotsford campus Mondays and Tuesdays until April 8 and is available for class guest lectures […]

Ammiel Alcalay to speak on Suppressed Histories: From Gloucester to Jerusalem, Sarajevo, and Indigenous America

Scholar, poet, translator, editor, critic, and activist Ammiel Alcalay will present his exploration and advocacy of cultures that have been suppressed by colonialism, forced displacement, and other forms of oppression. Join us for a discussion of peoples, languages, displacements, and survival. Thurs, Jan 21 4 pm Abby B101 Reception to follow Ammiel Alcalay’s books include […]

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Putting Terrorism in its Place — forum at UFV on Jan 26

The University of the Fraser Valley is presenting its second open forum on terrorism and its effects on Tues, January 26. Come and join UFV faculty, students, alumni, and community members at Towards Peace and Security: Putting Terrorism in (its) Place, an evening of debate and dialogue on how to deal with one of the […]


The Romeo Initiative a true ensemble effort for UFV Theatre

It’s a real premiere for UFV Theatre. For the first time, a regular season production will be produced and presented entirely by students. The University of the Fraser Valley Theatre department and UFV’s Ensemble Project class are proud to present The Romeo Initiative, by Trina Davies. Performances are January 14-16 at 7:30 pm and January […]


Retirees honoured at special dinner

UFV’s retirees of 2015 were honoured as they entered the next stage of life at a special dinner on Dec 7. They were joined by their colleagues, family members, and retirees from years past, who always enjoy coming out to welcome the new retirees to the ranks. This year UFV honoured Alan Stokes, Susan Milner, […]

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Terror-phobia and Counter-terrorism: the Dilemma of the West vs. the Rest — Dec 17

UFV will host a forum on Terror-phobia and Counter-terrorism: the Dilemma of the West vs. the Rest on Thurs, Dec 17 at noon. Join faculty and students from Communications, Political Science, Geography, Global Development Studies, Indo-Canadian Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Media Studies, and Social Work and Human Services in a lively debate on this […]

UFV student Aziz Alfadel loads donations destined for Syrian refugees settling in BC

UFV efforts support Syrian refugee Canadian settlement

  UFV students, faculty, and staff are pitching in to support the settlement of Syrian refugees in Canada. The UFV Arab Club in partnership with other UFV clubs, staged a donation drive benefitting Syrian refugees arriving in Surrey over the next few months. The club’s efforts stemmed from a desire to take concrete action to […]