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 […]

Diaspora

$5,000 scholarship powers up Study Abroad

December 21, 2010 —  Five University of the Fraser Valley students will be leaving soon to study in Europe on a $5,000 scholarship, thanks to a unique partnership that links UFV and York University in Toronto with the University of Münster in Germany and Northampton University in the UK. Established in 2009, the Diaspora Studies […]

Dhats benefited from UFV education and are now giving back overseas

Dave Dhat is not the easiest guy with whom to schedule an interview. Busy doing his obstetrics/gynecology rotation as a third-year medical student at McMaster University, he’s constantly being called out to hone his delivery skills. We finally connect by phone after three baby deliveries in one day on his part, and although he’s tired, […]

Tea Time 2010

Tea Time helps cheer up starving students

A cup of tea can warm the heart: add a cookie or two, mix with good conversation, and sprinkle with laughter, and you have Tea Time, an informal drop-in for UFV students that takes place every Friday, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m at U House. “We know it can be difficult for international students […]