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Sheri-D Wilson is 2022 Writer-in-Residence at UFV

A writer who is best known for her spoken word poetry and who has been a leading light in Canadian literature for three decades will be Writer-in-Residence at UFV for the winter semester. Sheri-D Wilson, aka Mama of Dada, is an award-winning author of 13 books, four short films, and four albums that combine music […]

The Fraser Valley Flood: An Environmental Policy Forum — Jan 21

The Fraser Valley experienced historic flooding in November 2021. As part of its Politalk Roundtable series, the Political Science department will host a virtual panel to address this historic flood, the ways that governments have contributed to the environmental crisis, and what people can do to affect environmental policy. Speakers: Kathryn Harrison, professor of Political […]

Pahladsingh wins BMO 1st Art! award

When Shannon Pahladsingh (stylized as “shannon pahladsingh”) (BFA ’21), reclaimed her experiences of racism into philosophy and political science research essays, she never expected the ordeal to transform into an award-winning, and nationally recognized spoken word poem. Performed by shannon pahladsingh for her capstone Bachelor of Fine Arts project, her spoken word poem oh, thank […]

Student research gigs led to passion for sociology for Larissa Kowalski

Larissa Kowalski made a big leap when she enrolled at UFV. She was the first in her family to attend university. Making the even bigger leap from student to researcher during her undergraduate years gave her the knowledge, skills, and confidence she needed to successfully apply to and complete a graduate degree. Larissa came to […]

UFV Theatre presents video performances of Climate Change Theatre Action — Nov 25-27

UFV Theatre presents the first production of its 2021/22 theatre season, Climate Change Theatre Action 2021, directed by visiting guest artist Elaine Ávila. Climate Change Theatre Action 2021 is a globally distributed theatre festival, now in its fourth iteration, made up of 51 short plays by world-renowned playwrights and creators from every continent on earth, […]

Catching up with Tanya Jonker — applying research at Facebook Reality Labs

When we last checked in with Dr. Tanya Jonker in 2014, she was pursuing her PhD in psychology and planning a career in academia. Since then, she has completed her doctorate and transitioned to a career in research and development as a research science manager with Facebook Reality Labs. She leads a team of interdisciplinary […]

Catching up with Justice Shirzad Ahmed — 2011 Distinguished Alumni award winner

A former UFV student from the university-college era is now a Federal Court judge. Justice Shirzad Ahmed was appointed to the Federal Court on September 14, 2017. The Federal Court is Canada’s national trial court. It deals with cases in a broad range of areas of federal jurisdiction, including national security law, intellectual property law, […]