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UFV celebrates 2018 long-service employees

It’s the sign of a great workplace when employees stick around for a decade or three. UFV celebrated some of these long-serving employees at a special dinner at the Quality Inn on April 11, 2018. Interim president Jackie Hogan congratulated those marking significant anniversaries at UFV this year, noting that she’d been right there with […]

Creative & Performing Arts Festival takes off April 27

Culture will be on the menu at UFV on April 27 when Interpret, the inaugural Creative and Performing Arts Festival, launches. The move to Abbotsford by the Theatre department has inspired the Visual Arts, Theatre, and Creative Writing students in the English department to host, for the first time, a festival celebrating the creative and […]

Student Research Day returns April 5

UFV students will be showcasing their intellectual talents once again at the UFV Student Research Day on Thurs, April 5. You can drop by the Spirit Bear lounge in Building A on the Abbotsford campus at 11:30 am to hear a from a smorgasbord of 23 student speakers or groups in a micro-lecture format. Each […]

Indigenous Film Series features award-winning Tsilhqot’in director Helen Haig-Brown

The UFV Indigenous Film series concludes on April 4 and 5 with a screening of three films by Helen Haig-Brown, an award-winning Tsilhqot’in director and a leading talent in experimental documentary. Through her creative and critical works in film, she documents a process of cultural revival through contemporary films that are interwoven with traditional storytelling […]

Métis students caring for the community’s future with support worker program at UFV

From a BC government news release: Sixteen Métis participants in the Lower Mainland have the opportunity to create a brighter future for themselves, their families and their community, with the launch of the Métis Community Support Worker program. “This partnership, between the University of the Fraser Valley and Métis Nation British Columbia, is helping Métis […]

Lia Bishop, Program Coordinator, Abbotsford Community Services

Help shape better policies and programs with a Program Evaluation graduate certificate

A Program Evaluation graduate certificate can open up diverse opportunities for bachelor’s degree holders who work in health, education, social services, public administration, or non-profit management. According to UFV sociology professor Katherine Watson, program evaluators are needed to assess the relevance, sustainability, impact, and effectiveness of government programs. “In Canada,” Watson says, “program evaluation is […]

UFV study indicates double risk of cancer fatality for firefighters

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is releasing a new study recommending the creation of a national firefighter wellness surveillance system to help address soaring cancer rates and other key firefighter health risks. In comparison to 2013 Statistics Canada data on all causes of fatality in the general population, cause of death in firefighters […]

Two authors with UFV connections BC Book Prize finalists

Two authors with UFV connections have been named a finalists for a BC Book Prize. English associate professor Andrea MacPherson’s most recent novel What We Once Believed is in the running for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, through the BC Book Prizes. What We Once Believed (Publisher: Caitlin Press) is the story of Maybe Collins, […]

Turn your learning into earning with UFV Career Fair on March 8

Looking to transition from student to employee and launch your career? Or find summer work? Check out the 2018 Career Fair! Find out what skills you need to get picked. Turn your certificate, diploma, or degree into dollars. Meet with graduate schools and over 45 employers. Don’t miss your chance to win 1 of 3 […]

UFV Theatre brings dark comedy to life with Problem Child

The University of the Fraser Valley hosts its third production of the 2017/18 Season of Theatre with Problem Child by George F. Walker. Directed by UFV faculty member Raϊna von Waldenburg,  this performance is executed with the interesting twist of a comic book aesthetic, with costumes, set, and hair & makeup designed to fit this […]

UFV harm reduction initiative offers free Naloxone training and kits

Another unique opportunity to receive potentially life-saving medication comes to UFV March 5. The student-driven harm reduction initiative provides Naloxone training and access to free take-home Naloxone (THN) kits at sessions in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. The Opioid and Naloxone Awareness Day event – also featuring interactive educational booths – is driven by UFV Social Work […]

UFV Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights, and Land Claims certificate

Undergrads add career-enhancing credential to résumé with Land Claims certificate

Thinking of a career in politics, law, education, social work, human rights, public administration, or international development? In any of these professions, you can give yourself a leg up by developing a strong understanding of the history of Indigenous land claims and treaties in Canada and around the world. And with UFV’s four-week, twelve-credit Indigenous […]