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UFV presents Climate Change and Eco-Advocacy in the Fraser Valley

Climate change presents unique challenges in the Fraser Valley, and UFV alumni and students tackling them in their careers and volunteer work. UFV’s Alumni Expert Speaker Series will highlight some of the action being taken and discuss ways you can make an environmental difference in your community in its latest panel discussion on Feb 18. […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

UFV forms Senate indigenization committee

UFV forges unique Aboriginal and academic partnership

Mark Point has been appointed Chair of the newly formed Indigenization Committee of Senate at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). The prominent Sto:lo member, educator, and author has been involved with Indigenization of the curriculum and the culture of UFV since 2005. UFV Indigenous studies professor Wenona Victor has been named Vice-Chair and […]

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UFV 2015 year in review: new Chancellor, new SUB, continued commitment to excellence

UFV is a leader in the social, cultural, and economic development of the Fraser Valley and beyond. Here are a few highlights from 2015 (photos): Dr. Gwen Point was installed as Chancellor, replacing founding Chancellor Brian Minter Approximately 2,550 credentials (bachelor’s and master’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates) were awarded at four Convocation ceremonies, one of […]

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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 […]

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Carin Bondar to speak on The Nature of Sex on Nov 26 at UFV

What can we learn from the sexual habits of the animal kingdom? The Fraser Valley’s own “biologist with a twist” will be sharing her insights on this topic at UFV on Thurs, Nov 26. Dr. Carin Bondar will speak on The Nature of Sex at noon in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (B101) as part […]

Budget development forums: Oct 19 and 21

A message from President Mark Evered 2016-17 Budget Development: Attend a Forum The university has begun the process of planning its budget for next year. As in the past, we welcome your guidance. I invite all members of the UFV community to attend one of the following two opportunities to discuss the principles, goals, opportunities, […]

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Student Union Society presenting all-candidates’ debates at UFV

UFV students will have the chance to hear from local candidates in the federal election at all-candidates’ debates to be held on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses on October 1 and 8, respectively. The debates are being presented and organized by the UFV Student Union Society. UFV political scientist and associate professor Hamish Telford will […]

UFV endorses new national guidelines for incarcerated women with children

When parents are sent to prison, their children are often sentenced to suffering. That was the conclusion of a study by criminology and social work researchers at the University of the Fraser Valley last year. Now a coalition of researchers has released a set of guidelines that recognizes this and sets national standards for the […]

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