China CIDUT

Trip to China strengthens ties and yields fruitful new collaborations

June 20, 2011 — UFV President Dr. Mark Evered and his wife Maureen recently returned from an extensive tour of five Chinese cities, organized by Betty Wang, UFV China liaison officer.  During their two-week stay, they had the opportunity to meet with key partner universities. “I was delighted to visit some of our current partners and […]

Mark Evered

UFV visit to China planned to strengthen ties with Chinese partner universities

With the world’s most powerful economy and millions of young people seeking post-secondary education abroad, China is an important market for any university interested in international partnerships.The University of the Fraser Valley has been involved in several Chinese educational initiatives over the years, and is open to exploring new partnerships. UFV president Mark Evered, will […]

Trethewey house

International students help promote local history at Trethewey House

On Friday, June 3, 2011, a group of UFV international students visited the Trethewey House Heritage Site, located near Mill Lake in Abbotsford. The group has volunteered to translate Trethewey House’s display information binders in more than a dozen languages, including Arabic, French, Spanish, Indonesian, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Urdu, Korean, Punjabi, German, Hindi, Russian, Japanese, and […]

NAFSA Tour

Fraser Valley tour brings diverse group of educators to UFV campus

On May 30, 2011, 44 guests from 20 countries participated in a Fraser Valley tour organized by UFV International as part of the NAFSA conference for international educators held in Vancouver from May 29 to June 3, 2011. “This was a milestone event,” says John Potts, associate director of UFV International. “It was the first […]

Daffodil stand 2011

Daffodils brighten up UFV campus with hope

Daffodil sales in support of the Canadian Cancer Society ran in Alumni Hall from March 23 to 25, 2011. Intenational student volunteers raised $1,883.95 to support cancer prevention, advocacy and research in Canada. This was the fifth year the daffodil campaign, a longstanding cancer fundraiser, ran on the UFV campus. “This year, we had 32 […]

Pray for Japan

Community support boosts student-led fundraising for Japan

With the support of the Abbotsford and UFV communities, Japanese students have raised a grand total of $8,534 as a donation to the Red Cross to help with earthquake relief in Japan. The Japanese dinner, held on March 31 at U-House, raised a total of $2,343. Over 200 people sampled food donated by local restaurants, […]

Japan fundraising

UFV Japanese students show solidarity

In the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, UFV Japanese students joined together to pray and raise money for their homeland. Students have set up tables to collect donations at Tim Horton’s and Alumni Hall on campus, as well as at selected outlets throughout Abbotsford. In addition, […]

UFV Theatre presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone

        The second production of UFV’s theatre season is the quirky, black comedy, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. Due to several performance cancellations due to severe weather conditions, the production has been held over until Jan 29, with performances at 7:30 pm on Thurs, Fri, and […]