Author Archive | Anne Russell

Arts enthusiast Eero Sorila encourages UFV students to follow their passion

Eero Sorila had never set foot on a University of the Fraser Valley campus before he phoned the university advancement office and offered to set up an endowment for a scholarship. But that didn’t stop him from offering his support to UFV students. Helping students is something he believes in, and he likes to share […]

Genocide expert to speak on Rohingya Crisis at UFV Feb 23

In recent months the Rohingya people of Myanmar have been targeted for widespread killing and mass expulsions by government forces and local Buddhist militias. Genocide scholar Adam Jones will explore the situation of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority population in western Myanmar, in guest lecture at UFV on Friday, Feb 23 at noon in room […]

Feed your brain with Faculty Microlectures

Would you like to know about biopods, anger awareness, space culture, and maintaining relationships with people with dementia? How about pandiculation for pain relief, ketogenic diets, and new methods of reducing littering? UFV is once again presenting microlectures by faculty members on Tues, Feb 20, at 11:30 am in the Spirit Bear cafe/lounge in Building […]

UFV offers indigenous film series — starting Feb 21

The University of the Fraser Valley will be featuring screenings of Indigenous films in February, March, and April beginning with The Road Forward (Marie Clements, National Film Board, 2017). The Road Forward is a musical documentary by Indigenous playwright, performer, director, producer and screenwriter Marie Clements. The film connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil […]

Experience Intimacy with UFV Theatre this February

Get ready for an intimate view of modern human relations when the University of the Fraser Valley Theatre department mounts its second performance of the 2017/18 Season of Theatre this February. Intimacy is a “bare it all” play that explores the relationship between intimacy, orientation, sexuality, and identity. Arising from the curiosity of one inspired […]

Billeh Nickerson returns to Fraser Valley roots as writer-in-residence

UFV is welcoming a Valley Boy back to his roots as its 2018 writer-in-residence. Billeh Nickerson will take on the residency, which is funded by the Kuldip Gill Writing Fellowship, for the winter semester. Nickerson is the author of five books including the 2014 City of Vancouver Book Award- nominated Artificial Cherry. He is also a […]

UFV students to connect hospital patients to community resources

When you wind up in the hospital due to injury or disease, there’s more to your malady and chances for recovery than just genetics and lifestyle. There are also the social determinants of health, such as food security, housing, education, physical security, and social supports. A new service to be based at Abbotsford Regional Hospital […]

Lots to celebrate in 2017 at UFV

There was a lot to celebrate at UFV in 2017, as students, faculty, and staff continued to contribute to the social, cultural, and economic development of the Fraser Valley. Highlights of 2017 More than 2,700 credentials were awarded at four Convocation ceremonies in June. UFV said thank you and farewell to President Mark Evered, who […]