Tag Archives | featured

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 […]

UFV one of 20 universities to receive QE Scholars funding for 2018

20 Canadian universities awarded $5.8M to cultivate next generation of global leadership (OTTAWA, ON) February 22, 2018 – The most recent round of the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, often referred to as the Queen Elizabeth Scholars program (QES), will see $5.8 million of funding to support 650 students in 20 Canadian […]

UFV named one of BC’s Top Employers for fourth year

It’s getting to be a habit. For the fourth year running, the University of the Fraser Valley has been named one of BC’s Top Employers. UFV was selected because, among other reasons and criteria met, the university: encourages lifelong learning with tuition subsidies for courses related to an employees’ current role, subsidies for professional accreditation […]

Arts enthusiast Eero Sorila encourages UFV students to follow their passion

Eero Sorila had never set foot on a University of the Fraser Valley campus before he phoned the university advancement office and offered to set up an endowment for a scholarship. But that didn’t stop him from offering his support to UFV students. Helping students is something he believes in, and he likes to share […]

Genocide expert to speak on Rohingya Crisis at UFV Feb 23

In recent months the Rohingya people of Myanmar have been targeted for widespread killing and mass expulsions by government forces and local Buddhist militias. Genocide scholar Adam Jones will explore the situation of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority population in western Myanmar, in guest lecture at UFV on Friday, Feb 23 at noon in room […]

New UFV.ca home page launched

The UFV Web team in University Relations has launched a new look for the UFV.ca home page. As the front door of our web presence, this very visible page is a significant milestone in a much bigger project through which 96 out of 175 UFV sites have been redesigned and published. The last major overhaul of […]

Feed your brain with Faculty Microlectures

Would you like to know about biopods, anger awareness, space culture, and maintaining relationships with people with dementia? How about pandiculation for pain relief, ketogenic diets, and new methods of reducing littering? UFV is once again presenting microlectures by faculty members on Tues, Feb 20, at 11:30 am in the Spirit Bear cafe/lounge in Building […]

UFV offers indigenous film series — starting Feb 21

The University of the Fraser Valley will be featuring screenings of Indigenous films in February, March, and April beginning with The Road Forward (Marie Clements, National Film Board, 2017). The Road Forward is a musical documentary by Indigenous playwright, performer, director, producer and screenwriter Marie Clements. The film connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil […]

CityStudio a matchmaker between City and UFV

UFV and the City of Abbotsford are launching CityStudio, an initiative tackling civic challenges by combining the creative energy of students with the know-how of city staff. UFV students will work directly with the city to solve an array of real-world problems including reducing litter in parks, beautifying utilities, and creating engaging public spaces. By launching […]

UFV partners with Vancouver Film School

Students can now earn two world-class credentials — a Vancouver Film School (VFS) diploma and University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) degree — in as few as three years when studying full-time. Through a newly announced partnership, VFS grads will be able to step into four different UFV degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts, the […]

Experience Intimacy with UFV Theatre this February

Get ready for an intimate view of modern human relations when the University of the Fraser Valley Theatre department mounts its second performance of the 2017/18 Season of Theatre this February. Intimacy is a “bare it all” play that explores the relationship between intimacy, orientation, sexuality, and identity. Arising from the curiosity of one inspired […]