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Marvellous Marcellus duo: family supports UFV students in memory of parents

For two-thirds of a century, the names Jim and Cathy Marcellus were synonymous with health and education in the community of Mission, BC. The memory of these life-long learners will live on in bursaries designed to help UFV students studying in disciplines that were dear to Jim and Cathy’s hearts. The newly established Marcellus Family […]

Longstanding UFV Nursing Health Fair returns Oct. 27

Following an 18-year tradition, UFV nursing students offer another opportunity to learn about important issues at Friday’s annual health fair inside Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre. Located near Dollar Tree, the fair runs throughout the day featuring displays and conversations ranging from the fentanyl overdose epidemic to shopping smart for good nutrition, effective breast self-examination, vascular […]

Indigenous art to be unveiled on Abbotsford campus Oct 26

In the spirit of Indigenizing the campus, UFV has commissioned works by local Indigenous artists. These works will be unveiled on Thursday, Oct 26 at 1 pm in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (Abby B101). These works not only reflect and include Indigenous students on campus, they provide a point of education for all of […]

Chilliwack’s Jim Ryan to share stories of his quadriplegic life

Jim Ryan is living proof that life can change in an instant. And that even after calamity, life goes on. And he will share that story at the University of the Fraser Valley’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park on Mon, Oct 23 at noon as part of the Health Sciences Speaker Series. The event, […]

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 […]

UFV Future of Food event features visiting African scholars

An international roster of experts will serve up serious food for thought at UFV on October 25. Billed as a global food systems and food security conversation, the Future of Food event features UFV Canada Research Chair Lenore Newman and Agriculture Centre of Excellence director Garry Fehr along with Dr. Alex Awiti (Aga Khan University […]

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 […]

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 […]

Professor Katherine Watson speaks about Program Evaluation

Online graduate certificate in Program Evaluation set to launch at UFV In January 2018

Are you a public sector professional looking for a change of pace and wanting to make a difference? According to sociology professor Katherine Watson, you may want to add a program evaluation specialization to your area of practice. “Program evaluators are needed to assess the relevance, sustainability, impact, and effectiveness of government programs,” says Watson. […]