Canada as a destination for Indian International Students: What to do now?





Join us as we learn and uncover the growing need for a deeper understanding of the Indian student.

As India positions itself as a large source country for international study for its citizens, Canada has positioned itself as a receiving country. In this transnational exchange, the confluence of similar goals and different ways of learning both compliment and collide. As faculty we can learn much about how to understand the Indian student as related to Indian/Canadian education systems – both pre and post secondary, different pedagogical practices, Canadian supports needed for student success, and institutional change.

This workshop will help faculty contextualize the difficulties they face in relation to International students from India, cultivate ways to engage Indian International students in the classroom, and provide an opportunity for productive discussion around teaching International students.

The workshop is being led by Dr. Satwinder Bains.  Among other roles, Satwinder recently served as the Principal of UFV—Chandigarh.

  • WHEN: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 1:00 – 2:30pm
  • WHERE: Room F124, University House (Abbotsford Campus)


No RSVP required.


Designed to address student needs within the program, this mini-fair will cover the following topics:

  • Diploma Drop-In: 2-3:30pm
  • GPA Booster Workshop: 3-3:30pm
  • So you want to be a teacher? 3:30-4:30pm
  • Degree Drop-In: 4:30-6pm

WHEN: Monday, May 14
LOCATION: D217, Abbotsford Campus

OPEN TO EVERYONE! Come learn about customized learning plans, speak with an advisor, or learn how to calculate your GPA.

Click on the event link to learn more!


Creative & Performing Arts Festival

Date: Friday, April 27
Time: 6pm – 10:30pm
Location: Evered Hall, Student Union Building

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:

Margret Bollerup
Bethany Caldwell
Paige Caldwell
Sidi Chen
Julia Dovey
Emily Eggert-Botkin
Cat Friesen
Mitch Huttema
Jessica Karroll
Jesse Klassen
Luke Kokoszska
Abrianna Leaming
Wenwei Liu
Cameron McKerchar
Willow Mussell
Emilie Poirier
Deanne Ratzlaff
Deb Silver
Krystina Spracklin
Christopher Taylor

Readings and performances by UFV Creative Writing and THEA 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: 6:00 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! Performers include Kristin Witko, Myriad of Whispers and DJ Simon Bridgefoot.

Event is free and everyone is welcome!

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



The 2018 Graphic and Digital Design grads are rooted in the inspiration around them — from little details and large patterns, to where they live, who they are, and aspire to be. They have discovered new terrain and uncovered unique ideas. It’s time to celebrate inspiration with them and find your muse.

The University of the Fraser Valley, Graphic + Digital Design Portfolio Show:
an exhibition of communication design, brand identity, dynamic media and interactive design

Reception: TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018 | 4 – 7 pm
Exhibition: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 | 9 – 6 pm

J150 – 3122 MOUNT LEHMAN RD.


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Careers in Psychology and Counselling

Are you interested in becoming a counsellor? Then the Careers in Psychology and Counselling info session is for YOU!

When: Thursday, April 5, 2018 (1-3pm)
Where: Student Life Lounge (Student Union Building, Room S1111)
(*followed by refreshments)

Hosted by:

  • Psychology Department
  • Student Psychology Association (SPA)

Alone in Wonder: Graduating Exhibit by VA Students

The University of the Fraser Valley Visual Arts Diploma students invite family, friends, the UFV community and the public at large to attend their graduating exhibitionAlone in Wonder

When: Thursday, March 22 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm (Opening Reception – includes refreshments)
Where: S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery, in Building B, B136 (Abbotsford campus)

The exhibition runs from March 22 – April 10 and includes an exciting mix of inventive works:

  • Installation
  • New Media
  • Print Media
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Video

Graduating students: Beru Bell, Sharon Clark, Jenna Cook, Mario Desantis, Mouon Levan, Candice McPherson and Susan Song.


Graphic + Digital Design First Year Student OPEN HOUSE

Join the Graphic + Digital Design first-year students as they reveal their creativity at the ILLUMINATE Open House event

  • See amazing design work done by students
  • Tour the campus 
  • Pick-up some really cool swag and prints
  • Enjoy light refreshments

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (4-7pm)
Where: UFV, Mission Campus – 33700 Prentis Ave, Mission BC