Canadian Writers Series at UFV — Feb 24

Canadian Writers Series at UFV Mon, Feb 24 12:30–2 pm Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, Abbotsford campus UFV’s 2014 Writer-in-Residence, Daniela Elza, in collaboration with the ESA and the English and Creative Writing department, is organizing three readings — the first of which will feature Chris Gilpin, John Carroll, and Hilary Turner. There will be also be … Read more

Math Club talk on ‘Flipping your Class’ — Feb 19

Anna Kuczynska and Judy Larsen (Math and Stats & UUP) will talk about opportunities for the development of a student-centred classroom environment conducive to autonomous learning, engagement with material, and critical thinking. Wed, Feb 19 4:45 pm Abby D215. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. For more information, contact Eugene Yablonski … Read more

International Women’s Day & One Billion Rising — March 8

The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies celebrates the One Billion Rising campaign and International Women’s Day with one big event at Abbotsford’s Thunderbird Plaza (by the Clearbrook library and the Reach Gallery Museum) with a film screening and a keynote address. Running Sat, March 8 from 11 am – 3 pm, the event is free but … Read more

Scholarly Sharing Initiative — Feb 26

Come join us in the Scholarly Sharing Initiative this month as we discuss two projects with implications for writing and publishing. Wed, Feb 26 1:15–2:45 pm Abby U-House Delicious lunch provided Hilary Turner, English — Very strange bedfellows: John Bunyan and Alison Bechdel as autobiographers What could a jailed 17th-century dissenting preacher possibly have in … Read more

Sustainability focus group

This is an initial interest notice. If you are passionate about sustainable living and feel that UFV could do more in terms of being sustainable, then come and make your voice heard. The purpose of this focus group is to address the current state of UFV’s sustainable environment and come up with possible solutions on … Read more

Research seminar on equity effects from mandatory IFRS adoption — Feb 25

The next research seminar runs Tues, Feb 25 with Dr. Raymond Leung of UFV’s School of Business. Tues, Feb 25 2:30 Abby D117 The focus will be cost of equity effects from mandatory IFRS adoption: the importance of reporting incentives. Many countries have adopted International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) mandatorily mainly because IFRS may be … Read more

Metis Day awareness — Feb 19

Metis Day awareness runs Wed, Feb 19 from 11 am-3 pm inside the Aboriginal Gathering Place on the Chilliwack campus at CEP (A1457) Agenda: 11 am Welcome: Metis elder Rene Inkster Song: Eddie Gardner/Theresa Neel 11:15 am Metis history/sash/flag: Metis elder Rene Inkster 12:15 pm Lunch — hamburger soup, oven bannock 1:15 pm Entertainment (jigging) … Read more

They’re Not Scary documentary at CEP — Feb 20

The documentary ‘They’re not Scary: An Intergenerational Dance Project’ will be screened at the CEP campus on Thurs, Feb. 20 at 6 pm in the black box theatre (A2106). The film looks at a research project conducted by faculty members Dr. Michael Gaetz of Kinesiology and Shelley Canning of Nursing where a group of Mission … Read more

The Religious and Political Right in the USA — Feb 18

Tues, Feb 18 at 7 pm Abby B101 (lecture theatre) Frank Schaeffer is the son of Francis/Edith Schaeffer. The Schaeffer family have been, since 1955 (when L’Abri was founded in Switzerland) at the forefront of evangelical and reformed traditions in North America and Europe. Frank Schaeffer became more involved in leadership at L’Abri, at a … Read more

History in 5 Student film contest

The History in 5 student film contest is open to current UFV students and all Grade 10-12 students in school districts 33, 34, 35, 42, 75, and 78. Submissions must be a five-minute film in one of these categories: historical re-enactments, documentaries, animated/non-live action, interview with a historical figure, or satire/spoof. You could win cash … Read more

Deliberate practice: What does it mean for mastery of writing skills? — Feb 18

“Deliberate practice is a very special form of activity that differs from mere experience and mindless drill… Unlike playful engagement with peers, deliberate practice is not inherently enjoyable. It does not involve a mere execution or repetition of already attained skills but repeated attempts to reach beyond one’s current level which is associated with frequent … Read more