Ken Ku’s journey: from photography to formaldehyde

Ken Ku is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree (biology honours, chemistry minor) but that’s not where university started for him. While Ken had a strong focus on science in high school, he was recruited to a US art school where he earned a degree in photography and print making. “It was […]

International alumni launch flood fundraiser from across the sea

Two former UFV International students hope to help flood victims in their “very special hometown” with a GoFundMe campaign launched 7,600 km away. Reina Inoue (Uchibori) and Naoshige (Shige) Fujimoto studied at UFV in the mid/late 2000s. Reina worked for UFV International, and volunteered to coordinate International student events with Leah Carr and Kathryn Garcia, […]

Student research gigs led to passion for sociology for Larissa Kowalski

Larissa Kowalski made a big leap when she enrolled at UFV. She was the first in her family to attend university. Making the even bigger leap from student to researcher during her undergraduate years gave her the knowledge, skills, and confidence she needed to successfully apply to and complete a graduate degree. Larissa came to […]

UFV Theatre presents video performances of Climate Change Theatre Action — Nov 25-27

UFV Theatre presents the first production of its 2021/22 theatre season, Climate Change Theatre Action 2021, directed by visiting guest artist Elaine Ávila. Climate Change Theatre Action 2021 is a globally distributed theatre festival, now in its fourth iteration, made up of 51 short plays by world-renowned playwrights and creators from every continent on earth, […]

UFV employees found refuge in crisis thanks to caring community members

On Sunday night, Mike Teigen and his family were inside their Honda Pilot just outside of Hope, BC, staring ahead at a highway submerged in water, when they realized they were out of options. They couldn’t go west on Highway 7 towards their home in Mission, as they had tried to 90 minutes earlier, because […]