INTERPRET — Creative & Performing Arts festival — April 27

Creative & Performing Arts Festival

This first-time event will celebrate the arts at UFV featuring Theatre, Creative Writing, and Visual Arts. The following individuals, including alumni, will showcase their diverse talents on April 27, 2018:

Bethany Caldwell
Paige Caldwell
Sidi Chen
Emily Eggert-Botkin
Mitch Huttema
Jessica Karroll
Jesse Klassen
Wenwei Liu
Cameron McKerchar
Willow Mussell
Emilie Poirier
Deanne Ratzlaff
Deb Silver
Christopher Taylor

Readings and performances by UFV Creative Writing and Theatre Directing 451 students. Selected artworks from the University Arts Collection will also be on display in addition to works produced by the following courses: IDS400: Decolonizing Canada’s 150th, VA 232 Sculpture & Extended Media II, VA 252 Print Media II, VA 160 Video Production I & VA 261 Video Production II.

Opening Reception: 6 pm,
Evered Hall, Student Union Building, 33844 King Rd Abbotsford.

The art exhibition will run until May 11, 2018.

Event locations include the S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery (B136), D and C buildings.

Catered by Restaurant 62. Live music from 9-10:30 PM! Event is free and everyone is welcome!

Sponsored by SUS, UFV, CIVL Radio, Restaurant 62, & Ravens Brewing Company

April 27 to May 5

For more information, contact jennifer chew at


UFV Athletics and Campus Recreation summer camp schedule now online

The Athletics and Campus Recreation department will be hosting summer camps on both the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campus for ages 6-18 from July 3-August 30, 2018. Our camps provide young people the opportunity to explore different sports and recreational activities, while promoting healthy and active lifestyles.

Program curriculum is geared towards promoting self-esteem, positive social interaction, co-operation and leadership development. Our camps are led by current UFV students from a variety of academic backgrounds as well as varsity coaches and student athletes.

Check out the website for camp descriptions, dates and pricing. Registration is now OPEN.

For more information, contact Cheryl Van Nes at


Short Films Screening — April 4

VA 160 Video Production I Short Films will be screening on Apr 4 at 3 pm in C1044.
Open to the Public!

We will also be screening VA 261 Video Production II Projects on Apr 10 at 2:30 pm in C1044. This is a bigger screening with short films, music videos and behind the scenes footage!

For more information, contact jennifer chew at


Mindfulness-based stress reduction course through Continuing Education

Are you struggling with managing stress while juggling increasing demands at home or work, or perhaps dealing with chronic pain or health challenges, or just wanting to address a nagging sense of dissatisfaction? If so, this course may be for you. Through practicing a series of mindfulness-based exercises and strategies under expert supervision, participants will to learn to manage stress more effectively to enhance wellbeing.

More details here:

For more information, contact Kamaljit Toriumi at


TLC Showcase: Talk It Out/Try It Out: open session forum — April 10

UFV Teaching and Learning presents the April Showcase: A Partnership for Teaching, Learning and Scholarly Engagement, facilitated by Anna Griffith and Mary Saudelli.

This month’s topic is Talk It Out/Try It Out: open session forum: An opportunity for faculty to talk out or try out pedagogical ideas, SoTL ideas or other research projects they are working on.

Looking forward to seeing you.

April 10

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
G124 – Thinkerspace

For more information, contact Leah Lyon at


Draw pandas in China! Sichuan study tour 2018


MAY 15-MAY 25, 2018

Travel to the heart of Sichuan, China, home of the world’s Giant Pandas. Enjoy 10 days immersed in the capital city of Chengdu, China, with Visual Arts Professor Shelley Stefan.

Students gain academic credit in drawing while exploring the Giant Panda Research Base, Sichuan teahouses, Buddhist temples, lotus ponds, ancient sites, art museums, and more!

Students stay with faculty at the host campus of Sichuan Normal University, UFV’s recent exchange partner. SNU campus is located right in the hub of Chengdu, a thriving and cultural city, home to the world-famous, spicy Sichuan cuisine.

Learn traditional Chinese Ink Drawing at SNU College of Fine Arts, do Tai Chi sketching at sunrise, draw pandas in their natural habitat. Have an experience of a lifetime while enjoying the art, culture, and cuisine of Chengdu, China.

Study Tour Requirement*:
Students must register in one or more of the following:
a. VA 113 – Introduction to Drawing – 3 credits (No pre-req’s needed)
b. VA 421 – Independent Study: Painting/Drawing – 3 credits
c. VA 221 – Drawing II – 3 credits
d. VA 422 – Independent Study: Painting/Drawing – 3 credits

Study Tour Cost: $2,200
– Price covers flights, hotel, bus, visa, and event tickets
– Students pay for their own food, which is extremely affordable and delicious!

*Some restrictions may apply

To submit an expression of interest to be considered for the tour, contact:

For more information, contact jennifer chew at


Support Canadian Cancer Society with Daffodil days

In partnership with Canadian Cancer Society, the Circle K club will be selling fresh cut daffodils and daffodil pins on campus for three days (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) from 10 am-4 p outside on the Abbotsford campus green. When flowers are bought, it helps support people living with cancer and helps the Canadian Cancer Society fund research to fight all cancers for all Canadians in all communities. Daffodil Month is the national fundraising campaign for the fight against cancer. This April, join the fight and help support Canadians living with cancer.

April 3-5
10 am- :4 pm
On the UFV Green outside of Tim Hortons


For more information, contact UFV Circle K at


Take advantage of low-cost dental services with UFV Certified Dental Assistant spring clinic

Do you need a dental X-Ray? Is it that time of the year for fluoride treatment or teeth polishing? Don’t have extended medical coverage? Take part in UFV’s spring dental clinic.

UFV’s Dental Clinic offers preventive dental care to clients. Our Certified Dental Assistant students provide high quality, professional, preventive care at low cost. Our large, modern clinic is equipped with the most current equipment and technology.

Open annually in May, Certified Dental Assistant preventive clinic offers affordable preventive services to children and young adults. Care is provided by Certified Dental Assistant students under the supervision of qualified faculty who are trained and certified in the field. Preventive care appointments are 2 to 2.5 hours in length and are generally held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in May.

Services offered include X-rays, fluoride application, sealants, selective polishing of teeth, and oral hygiene instruction.

The fee for all services is 10 dollars, and the only catch it patients need to be screened by a dentist first; prescribed treatment must be completed within 60 days of initial dentist screening. The completed Screening Form is then brought to your UFV Dental Clinic appointment. Clients must also be calculus tartar free (received scaling by a dentist or dental hygienist) prior to appointments at UFV.

For more information, or if you wish to become a client, please leave a message including your name and contact information with the UFV Dental Clinic at 604-795-2829.

As a teaching clinic, students or faculty may require a few days to collect and return messages.

The UFV Dental Clinic is located at Chilliwack campus in Building A, room 2204.

Screening forms can be printed off our website and taken to your dentist, and forms are also available at the Health Sciences Reception desk on the second floor of UFV Chilliwack campus.

Important to Note:

Please keep your appointments as our students depend on your commitment.
Records are used for teaching purposes and become the property of the University of the Fraser Valley.
All X-rays and a copy of your treatment record will be sent to your dentist.

For more information, visit the CDA website.

For more information, contact Jennifer MacDonald at


Sun Life Financial Information Session — Tues April 3

Don’t miss the upcoming Sun Life Financial Information Session. This is an excellent opportunity to hear a brief presentation and to learn more about the role of financial advisor. You will also be given the chance to network with representatives from the company. There will be free food!

Tue, Apr 3
B133 (Abbotsford Campus)


For more information, contact Paige Vanderveen at


SLG Hiring Leaders – Info session April 4

Do you know students who have taken the following courses and are interested in helping other students? The SLG Program is currently hiring leaders for BUS 249, MATH 111/141, STAT 104/106, CHEM 113/213, KPE 170/163/270. Submit applications in C1007 or come to the information session on April 4 from 2:30-4:30pm in A225/229.

For more information, contact Navneet Sidhu at


Alone in Wonder — Visual Arts diploma show — through April 11

Alone in Wonder
The 2018 Visual Arts Diploma Show
Opening reception March 22, 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm

Show continues March 22- April 11
Featuring: Beru Bell, Sharon Clark, Jenna Cook, Mouon Light, Candice McPherson, Mario deSantis, Susan Song

For More Info:

On View at the S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery

University of the Fraser Valley

Room B136, B Building

3844 King Road, Abbotsford

Hours: Generally open 9 am-5:30 pm. M-F

For more information, contact jennifer chew at


Extended Call for Positions on Standing Committees of Senate

Take part in UFV Governance!

The Secretariat is extending the call for faculty, staff, 1 academic advisor, and student positions on the standing committees of Senate. The terms are for two years, from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2020. The extended call will remain open until 4 pm on Wednesday, April 4.

Please forward your completed expression of interest, available at, to or drop off in B303f on the Abbotsford campus. If you have any questions about the available positions, please contact Monique Castonguay

For more information, contact Monique Castonguay at


UFV’s Graphic + Digital Design portfolio show

Join us Tuesday, April 24 to celebrate inspiration and discover your muse.

We, the 2018 Graphic +Digital Design grads, are rooted in the inspiration around us. We are inspired by the little details and large patterns, where we live and where we are going, of who we are and who we aspire to be. Inspiration has brought out undiscovered terrain and unique ideas. We cultivate a place of inspiration that we want to share and encourage you to find your muse.


04 . 24 . 18
4:30–7:30 pm
J150 – 3122 Mount Lehman Rd. HighStreet, Abbotsford


Tue, Apr 24
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
J150 – 3122 Mount Lehman Rd. HighStreet, Abbotsford

For more information, contact Nova Hopkins at


Drop-in Arts and Crafts in Chilliwack campus library — April 5

Join Josephine Charlie of the Indigenous Student Centre for drop-in crafts at the Chilliwack library, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5. Craft kits include dream catchers, medicine bags, mini button blankets and beaded dragonflies. For more information, call Josephine at local 2473 or email These crafts are open to employees as well as students.

Thurs, Apr 5
1-2:30 pm
Chilliwack campus library

For more information, contact Lisa Morry at