Author Archive | Anne Russell

Sample some UFV fitness classes for free Sept 11-15

Is a fitter you on your fall agenda? Did you know you can get your sweat on right at UFV in a variety of fitness classes presented by UFV Campus Recreation? This week (Sept 11-15) is Try Before You Buy week for employees. You can sample any or all of the fitness classes before making […]

UFV Theatre In-Transit season marks move to Abbotsford

UFV Theatre has revealed In-Transit, its 2017-18 season, marking its move to its newly renovated performance space at the Abbotsford campus. This season offers a diverse selection of original, classic, and contemporary plays, featuring characters in the midst of transitions. The Bear: A Farce in One Act by Anton Chekhov Directed by Noel Funk Nov […]

Satwinder Bains appointed Principal of UFV India

Satwinder Bains has been appointed to the position of Principal, UFV India, effective September 1, 2017.Bains will provide oversight of UFV India academic operations and leadership for the faculty and academic staff team at the UFV campus in Chandigarh. She will work collaboratively with deans, directors and department heads responsible for academic programming delivered at […]

Student art projects brighten bleak campus corners

Art can be so much more than just a pretty picture. It can transform environments and win over hearts and minds, says UFV Visual Arts professor Chris Friesen. Students from Friesen’s UFV’s Community Arts Practice class took on the daunting task of transforming some unattractive spaces into warm and welcoming spots on the Abbotsford and […]

Mac brings comfort in times of wildfire stress

Many people at UFV are familiar with Mac the therapy dog. He accompanies UFV counsellor Dawn Holt to work and is available to be present in her office during most sessions with students. As the world’s first registered therapy dog working at a university, Mac is no stranger to helping people cope with stress. Now […]

Bright berries see a juicy future with Raspberry magazine

Bands blast, rappers lay down beats, and poets are slamming — all in one night and all in one room. One young woman is in her element, putting herself on the line and reading for  a live audience. It’s all part of a fundraising evening organized by the Raspberry collective at the Reach Gallery and […]

UFV presents Literary Cafe at Harrison Festival of the Arts

UFV’s Literary Café at the Harrison Festival of the Arts offers an intimate opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the west coast’s brightest writers and poets. Join us on July 10 for an evening of summertime stories that celebrate nature in beautiful British Columbia. This year we introduce a vibrant mix […]

Miriam Nichols’ dedication earns her UFV Research Excellence award

Miriam Nichols believes that teaching and research go hand in hand. For the 23 years that she has been an English literature professor at UFV, she has pursued research in addition to her teaching duties. Now she’s being recognized for her dedication with the 2017 UFV Research Excellence award. “I have always viewed my profession […]