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International Week at UFV

International Week at UFV runs from Mon, Nov 14 ­– Fri, Nov 18. It provides students with the opportunity to experience different cultures, learn about their own and open new horizons. The week will include: Monday: A taste of India from 4–6 p.m. in Abbotsford U-House. Tuesday: Metis Awareness day from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in […]

Metis Awareness Day

The Metis are a distinct Aboriginal people with a unique culture, language and heritage. They have an ancestral home that centers around Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, parts of the Northwest Territories, as well as the north-western United States. The Metis played an instrumental role in the shaping of Canada and work tirelessly to […]

Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto

Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto visits UFV

BC Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto visited UFV on Tues, Nov 8. She stared out at the new Chilliwack campus at the Canada Education Park, where she and other dignitaries got a sneak peek at the new building currently under construction/renovation. After lunch with some students at the Trades and Technology Centre on the Ed […]

UFV looking forward to new Chilliwack campus

  Students of the University of the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack will soon be learning in state-of-the-art surroundings at the university’s Canada Education Park campus, thanks to pre-construction infrastructure improvements. Local politicians and Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto got a sneak peek at the new building on Tuesday, Nov 8. Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack–Fraser […]

Steve Donahue: Shifting Sands

Playing a bongo while pacing the stage of UFV Abbotsford’s lecture theatre, Steve Donahue painted a picture of a younger self, crossing the Sahara desert. At only 20 years old, he made the trek with a friend. It was this journey upon which he has based his career of motivational speaking, becoming an international best-selling […]

UFV presents the Ehsaas South Asian Film Festival

UFV will soon be hosting a film festival honouring the centennial celebration of Abbotsford’s Gur Sikh Temple. The seventh annual Ehsaas South Asian Film Festival is taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 5–10 p.m. Hosted by UFV’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, the event will feature an opening reception at 5 p.m. with an array […]

UFV announces Pacific Berry Resource Centre partnership

A “centre for excellence” is in the works at the University of the Fraser Valley, one that will not only encourage research and learning, but will strengthen the Fraser Valley’s leading reputation in berry production. On Nov. 3, representatives of UFV’s Agriculture and Technology department signed a memorandum of understanding with a number of partners […]

UFV Mennonite lecture series: The connection between relief work and peace

The work of Mennonites locally and around the world has long been associated with peace.  This association will be highlighted in a panel discussion at the University of the Fraser Valley next week. Titled Engagement, it will focus on the question, “What is the connection between relief and development work, and peace?” The event, taking […]

Visit Tanzania to help develop a community, and yourself

Strengthen your resume and gain international experience while positively impacting a community across the world. That’s the opportunity being offered to UFV students through six funded summer internships to Tanzania, Africa with the Global Development Institute (GDI).­ The project is made possible by funding received from the Canadian International Development Agency and the Students for […]

Diwali 2011

Festival of Lights brightens up UFV Abbotsford campus

On October 20, 2011, the South Asian Peer Networking Association (SAPNA) hosted a Diwali celebration for the UFV community at the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, located in U House. The event drew a large crowd of UFV students and staff as well as members of the larger Abbotsford community. The celebration opened up with […]

Get Animated! Presented by the National Film Board of Canada and UFV

Get Animated! A free screening of short films

The National Film Board of Canada, in collaboration with UFV, presents Get Animated! Join this cross-Canada celebration of the NFB’s latest animated films. Come to a free 80-minute screening of some of “Canada’s finest (and funniest) animated films.” Billed as “an eclectic collection of entertaining new animation films, ranging from the whimsical to the experimental,” […]

Tomson Highway during the meet and greet at UFV Abbotsford.

Tomson Highway shares inspiring works at UFV

Cree writer Tomson Highway wrapped up his two-day visit to UFV on Monday at the Abbotsford campus with a meet and greet, reading and signing session. The Canadian Aboriginal playwright visited the Chilliwack campus on Sunday for a staged reading of excerpts from his play The Rez Sisters. Monday’s event saw the internationally renowned playwright, […]