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Student researchers recognized at awards night

More than 40 student researchers were honoured May 31 at the annual Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards, held in person for the first time since 2019. Nafeel Arshad and Heather Kelly, both of whom had presented at the microlecture event earlier this year, addressed the audience on behalf of students. Congratulations to all the recipients. AWARD […]

UFV launches new initiatives to showcase South Asian Canadian contributions to British Columbia

Six new resources aimed at reducing racism through education are now available across British Columbia. Launched April 12 by the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley, the South Asian Canadian Legacy Project aims to raise awareness and knowledge of the valuable contributions of South Asian Canadians to British Columbia’s diverse […]

Sharing stories to help with post-flood trauma

Sharing stories can be a way of healing, and a creative project offered by the UFV Food and Agriculture Institute is giving people affected by the devastating floods of November 2021 a way to share their experiences. Dr. Michelle Superle, who is an assistant professor of English at UFV, a published writer, a research associate […]

March for Sustainability series aims to educate and engage with weekly sessions

Practise what you preach. That’s the approach UFV has continuously taken after making sustainability a top priority by aligning with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and forming partnerships and initiatives with students and different departments. Whether it is dropping plastic bags or implementing solar panels, UFV is actively seeking and implementing new ways of […]

Get to Know podcast: Satwinder Bains on social justice and anti-racism

Last month, the UFV Communications team debuted the Get to Know podcast, a 30-minute podcast where you get an in-depth perspective of some of UFV’s most interesting minds through candid discussions — exploring their areas of expertise and gaining a glimpse of who they are when they’re not at UFV. Our first guest is Dr. […]

History research helped Ishpreet Anand prepare for business grad school

Doing face-to-face oral history research may not seem like it has a direct correlation to business studies, but Ishpreet Anand (BBA) is confident that the experience he got as an undergrad helped him secure a spot in an MBA program. Born and raised in Chandigarh, Ishpreet Anand began his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree […]

TD Bank Group and UFV tackle social isolation and loneliness using robots and AI

The Community Health and Social Innovation (CHASI) Hub at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) has received $225,000 over three years from the TD Bank Group to use artificial intelligence and social companion robots to reduce social isolation and loneliness in youth and older adults during the pandemic. The TD Ready Commitment funding will […]

UFV researchers analyze mobile technology in treating chronic pain

No, it’s not just a headache. Nor is it just a backache that is sometimes triggered when you golf.  Chronic pain is not something that can just be chalked up as a minor physical inconvenience. It is sensory — sometimes nerve pain — that is burning, tingling and, like its name suggests, persistent and long-term. […]