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A scene from the candlelight vigil in 2012. This year's vigil will be during daylight hours, at 12:30 outside the Gathering Place at UFV's Chilliwack campus.

UFV & Ann Davis Transition House partner to mark Dec 6 day of remembrance

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women. As well as commemorating the 14 […]

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Support UFV on Giving Tuesday and your donation will be matched

This year UFV is taking part in the international Giving Tuesday movement on November 29. And the good news is that supporting UFV students on Giving Tuesday just got a whole lot better — twice as good, in fact. UFV will direct unrestricted donor dollars to matching all gifts on Giving Tuesday to student scholarships […]

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Roger Friesen to speak on Olympic experience — Dec 2

When you see an elite athlete competing at the Olympic games, you get a brief glance into their life. What you don’t  see are the years of dedication and commitment on the part of the athletes, the obstacles encountered, and the support team that helped get them to the Olympic games. On December 2, UFV […]

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UFV embraces Giving Tuesday as a way of encouraging philanthropy

We hear a lot about consumerism this time of year. On the heels of the American Thanksgiving holiday come Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, all days that are focused on supporting the economy by buying material goods. But Giving Tuesday, which comes immediately after these days devoted to consumerism, is all about […]

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Ch’nook Scholar Keenan Beavis excels at business and leadership

Keenan Beavis is irrepressible. From the age of four, he was going door to door, trying to sell bugs he had trapped in a pop bottle, and succeeding on pure charm. As a teen, he tried — and succeeded at — several online entrepreneurial endeavours. He had his own channel on YouTube in the early […]

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“Bright Ideas” of student directors featured in UFV Theatre’s dynamic production of 7 Stories

The second production of UFV Theatre’s “Bright Ideas” season is Morris Panych’s absurd comedy 7 Stories, a directing collaboration of fourth-year students Natasha Beaumont and Courtney Kelley. The play tells the story of a man deliberating suicide on the ledge of a high-rise building who is drawn into the bizarre personal lives of the building’s […]

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Help is help — Afghanistan war vet turns to nursing at UFV

He met Prince Harry. A bomb exploded under the tank he was driving. Stephen Clews isn’t your average UFV nursing student. Clews was the same age as many classmates, 18, when he joined the Canadian Forces in 2003. Deployed to Afghanistan in 2007, he was three weeks into his first tour when an improvised explosive […]

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UFV’s second Town and Gown event raises $132,000+ for students

Town met Gown at the University of the Fraser Valley’s second annual fundraising dinner on November 9. More than 250 people gathered in the Student Union Building on UFV’s Abbotsford campus to celebrate student success and hear about how the support of donors helps UFV students. Proceeds from the Town & Gown event go to […]

UFV welcoming community to Town & Gown event Nov 9

UFV is once again welcoming the community to campus with the second annual Town & Gown fundraising dinner. The event on Nov 9 is sold out. Community supporters snapped up more than 250 tickets to this inspiring evening, where they will hear first-hand how UFV is having a positive impact on our community and in the lives of […]