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Witness Blanket artist Carey Newman to speak at closing ceremony

As the Witness Blanket exhibit at the University of the Fraser Valley draws to a close, the artist who created it will speak about his inspiration. Artist Carey Newman (Ha-yalth-kingeme) will visit UFV for the closing ceremony of the Witness Blanket exhibit, at 6 pm on Wed, Nov 8. The presentation will take place in […]

Grand Theft Terra Firma — a “devised performance” — next up for UFV Theatre

UFV Theatre is proud to present Grand Theft Terra Firma, a presentation devised by theatre students and community members in partnership with The Reach Gallery and Stó:lō Nation — Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre. Grand Theft Terra Firma explores how S’ólh Téméxw — the traditional and unceded territories of the Stó:lō people—was colonized in […]

Hail to the Chief – Elaine Malloway chosen as next leader of Yakweakwioose

We have a chief in our midst at UFV. The next time you’re dropping by the Indigenous Student Centre on the Chilliwack campus, make sure you say hello to Chief Elaine Malloway as she performs her day-job duties as departmental assistant. She was recently chosen by her father, the highly esteemed Chief Frank Malloway (Siyemches), […]

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 […]

Aboriginal performance artist Margo Kane receives honorary degree from UFV

Movement and expression have defined Margo Kane for more than 40 years during an accomplished professional performance career. You can’t categorize her, and you can’t keep her still. A seemingly endless well of perpetual energy helps this dynamo tell her own story, express herself as an artist, and facilitate the sharing of many stories reflective […]

Leading in the true spirit of reconciliation

Canada needs to move from “apology to action” according to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The University of the Fraser Valley and like-minded educational institutions will be key leaders in this spirit of true reconciliation. Stó:lō Elder Siyamiateliyot translated reconciliation into Halq’emeylem, as “xwla yetotelo:met qas ye slilekwel” or working towards understanding and […]

Gwen Point to be next UFV Chancellor

Dr. Gwen Point will be the new Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley. Point will take over from Dr. Brian Minter, who was UFV’s first Chancellor and served two terms stretching from 2008 to 2014. She will be installed as Chancellor at a ceremony in the coming months. The new Chancellor-select has a […]

Fire safety campaign ‘By First Nations for First Nations’ launched to kick-off Fire Prevention Week

First Nations leaders joined federal and provincial government officials and fire services representatives at the University of the Fraser Valley Oct. 3 to unveil plans for a one-of-a-kind safety blitz aimed at reducing fire fatalities in reserve communities. The campaign, announced just as Fire Prevention Week is about to take place across North America, will […]

UFV and NVIT combine to offer “capstone” degree to addictions worker students

The University of the Fraser Valley has teamed up with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology to enable participants in an NVIT diploma program to earn a Bachelor of General Studies degree. NVIT is a British Columbia public post-secondary institution governed by the Aboriginal community and serving primarily Aboriginal students. Graduates of the three-year Chemical […]