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Reconciliation ambassador Robert Joseph to speak at UFV Oct 25

A hereditary chief and residential school survivor who serves as ambassador for Reconciliation Canada will share his story at UFV on Wed, October 25 at 6 pm. Chief Dr. Robert Joseph will speak as part of the President’s Leadership Lecture Series at UFV, which this fall is aligned with the Witness Blanket exhibit currently on […]

New bin system makes reducing and recycling easier

You’ve finished eating your lunch and are staring at the remnants: a plate and cutlery from the cafeteria, a pop can, and a banana peel. Old you: toss it into one garbage container. New you: approach the waste and recycle station in the hallway and figure out what goes where. That plate and cutlery from […]

ShakeOut and UFV Alert: drop, cover, and hold on

  UFV is participating in The Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 am. UFV Alert delivers important information to cell phones during an emergency or extreme weather event. It will be tested at the same time and if you’re a UFV student, faculty, or staff member, and registered with Alert, you’ll receive […]

Dr. Gabor Maté at UFV – Video

Dr. Gabor Maté brought his unique perspective on addictions and trauma to the University of the Fraser Valley’s Abbotsford campus on Monday, Sept 25. Maté’s presentation was entitled Prisoners of Childhood: Reconciling Justice with Trauma History, Healing and Resilience. In conversation with Maté were people who had experienced trauma, addiction, and incarceration.    

Shelagh Rogers to speak at UFV on being a witness to Truth and Reconciliation

Like many Canadians, Shelagh Rogers lived much of her life largely unaware of the Indian Residential School system and the suffering of those subjected to it. While hosting a CBC series called Our Home and Native Land, Rogers interviewed people from several generations of an Indigenous family from Nanaimo, and subsequently befriended them. Through getting […]

Gabor Maté to speak at UFV on addictions and healing from trauma

When it comes to counselling people with addictions, Dr. Gabor Maté speaks from experience. For 12 years he worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site. He brought his unique perspective on addictions and trauma to the University of the Fraser […]

Craig Toews takes on VP External role

Craig Toews has been appointed Vice President, External at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). With 29 years of experience at UFV, Toews brings extensive leadership and a deep understanding of the university environment to this role. Responsible for fostering the UFV brand and heading up key areas including government, community, and corporate relations, […]

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 […]

New UFV coat of arms features Stó:lô cultural icons and natural elements

UFV’s new coat of arms features symbols of Stó:lô culture, local wildlife, and elements of the Fraser Valley landscape. The coat of arms was unveiled by Chancellor Gwen Point, President Mark Evered, and Miramichi Herald, Manon Labelle at a public ceremony held at the UFV Aboriginal Gathering Place on June 5. Officially granted by the Canadian Heraldic […]