A non-comprehensive guide to what’s going on at the University of the Fraser Valley’s multiple locations in October.
Thurs, Oct 4
UFV hosts at Canadian Citizenship ceremony, in partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, in partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley, will take part in a special citizenship ceremony. Approximately 55 newcomers will be receiving their Canadian citizenship at this ceremony. 10:30 am; Envision Athletic Centre, Abbotsford campus.
Fri, Oct 5
UFV Cascades men’s soccer hosts UVic. 7:15 pm. Chilliwack Exhibition field. Free!
Wed, Oct 10
Author reading featuring Shauna Singh Baldwin, who will be reading from her newest book, Selector of Souls. This latest novel is a deeply imagined, enthralling work, where two fascinating, strong-willed women deal with the relentless logic forced upon them for survival: Damini, a Hindu midwife, and Anu, who flees an abusive marriage for the sanctuary of the Catholic church. 7 pm,
Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, UFV Abbotsford campus (Building F)
Fri, Oct 12
Indian classical dance performance and workshop. The UFV Theatre department and Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies present a performance and workshop of Bharata Natyam, by Shakti Dance artistic director Anusha Fernando on Fri, Oct 12 in the new studio theatre on the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park.
1 pm; free and open to the general public. However, seating is limited and entrance will be on a first-come first-served basis. For more information call local 2814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri, Oct 12
UFV Cascades women’s soccer hosts UVic. 5 pm. Chilliwack Exhibition field. Free!
Tues, Oct 16
BC Jobs Start Here Job Fair — Helping to Connect Employers and Employees in British Columbia. The job fair runs from noon to 7 pm at UFV’s new Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park, 45190 Caen Ave., Chilliwack. For additional information on the BC job fair contact Marina Knez, Project Coordinator email@example.com 604 646-3571.
Fri, Oct 19
UFV Cascades women’s soccer hosts Trinity Western. 5 pm; Chilliwack Exhibition field. Free! UFV Cascades women’s volleyball hosts Camosun. 6 pm; Envision Athletic Centre. UFV men’s volleyball hosts Camosun. 8 pm. Envision Athletic Centre.
Sat, Oct 20
UFV Cascades women’s soccer hosts UBC. 5 pm; Chilliwack Exhibition field. Free! UFV Cascades men’s soccer hosts UBC. 7:15 pm. Chilliwack Exhibition field. Free! UFV women’s volleyball hosts Camosun. 1 pm; Envision Athletic Centre. UFV men’s volleyball hosts Camosun. 3 pm. Envision Athletic Centre.
Tues, Oct 23
University Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Heather Davis-Fisch. She will speak on Competing Performances, Competing Histories: Survival Cannibalism and the Franklin Expedition, commenting on the remarkable power of performance to preserve cultural memory, but also on how this power can be dangerous. 4 pm; Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (B101)
Wed, Oct 24
Café Philosophique: What is the function of a university?
The modern university is in an identity crisis, not only in Canada. The question society is trying to answer is what is the function of a university? Is it the dissemination of knowledge, as implied by the Enlightenment? Is it vocational training, as implied by the Industrial Revolution? Or is it something else?
Café Philosophique is a public discussion forum. Everybody is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Noon–1 pm; B121, Abbotsford campus
Thurs, Oct 25
Movie night: Addicted to Plastic. Accompanied with a discussion hosted by the Biology and Chemistry Student Association, who will provide insights from the perspective of UFV’s scientific community. 7 pm; Aftermath pub; Abbotsford campus. Free!
Thurs, Oct 25–Sat, Oct 27
UFV Cascades men’s basketball team hosts Honda Way tournament at the Envision Athletic Centre.
Fri, Oct 26
UFV Cascades Tailgate Party. Parking lot adjacent to the Envision Athletic Centre, Abbotsford campus. 4–6 pm, followed by men’s basketball game (vs. Lakehead) at 6 pm. Come be a part of the fun at the second annual UFV Cascade Tailgate Party! UFV mens’ soccer team hosts Winnipeg at Chilliwack’s Exhibition Field. 7:16 pm. Free!
Sat, Oct 27
UFV Cascades men’s soccer team hosts Mount Royal; 7:15 pm, Chilliwack’s Exhibition Field. Free! Men’s basketball Honda Way tournament continues.
Wed, Oct 31
Arts Majors Expo. A fun, informal and interactive expo for all UFV students. Representatives from the various departments within the College of Arts will be on hand to answer questions, as well student associations, the Career Centre, Student Life and Study Abroad.