What good is a humanities course?

By Peter B. Raabe, PhD If it’s true that science and technology courses are the ones that get you the jobs, what’s the point of taking a humanities course? This was the central question under discussion at the 2nd World Humanities Forum held in Busan, Korea from November 1 to November 3. The conference was […]

Sheryl MacMath stands outside the bookstore at the new CEP building.

Do you know a great UFV teacher? Nominate them!

Once again, UFV is seeking nominations for its annual Teaching Excellence award. Past recipients include Sheryl MacMath, Chris Bertram, Glen Baier, Sven VandeWetering, Adrienne Chan, Darryl Plecas, Wendy Burton, George McGuire, Elvira Warner, George Melzer, Greg Anderson, andKatherine Watson. At Convocation next spring, UFV will provide an award to an individual in recognition of teaching […]

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Hugh Brody DVD on ‡Khomani San to premiere in Chilliwack Nov 30

Anthropologist, writer, and filmmaker Hugh Brody has been working with the  ‡Khomani San, otherwise known as the Bushmen of the southern Kalahari, since 1996. His new DVD, Tracks Across the Sand, was made over 12 years, documenting the resilience of a people who were previously dispossessed of land and identity. The University of the Fraser […]

Want a new experience? Short-term study opportunity in Wuhan, China

How does summer studying in China sound? This coming summer, one of UFV’s partner universities, Wuhan University in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province in China, is offering UFV students the opportunity to participate in a cultural and language immersion experience. The session will run  from May 7 to 28, 2013. Local families will […]

Busy day on campus on Wed, Nov 14

Wed, November 14 is going to be a busy day on campus at UFV. If one had no other obligations, one could be occupied almost all day with special events and activities. First off, at 7 am, UFV is hosting breakfast with Canadian women’s national soccer coach John Herdman. Thanks to those who bought tickets […]

GIS is everywhere — find out more at Geography’s GIS Day Nov 14

The UFV Geography department is continuing its tradition of hosting an annual GIS Day lunch-hour event as part of a worldwide movement to showcase and promote GIS technology and its use in our society. Have a slice of pizza and a soft drink while you learn about how geographic information system (GIS) technology has rapidly […]

It’s A Girl film investigates female infanticide

In some parts of the world, the words “it’s a girl” aren’t always greeted with joy on the part of the parents of a newborn infant. In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted, or abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as […]