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Lots going on in February at UFV

Lots going on in February at UFV

It’s a short month, and there’s a reading break in the middle of it, but there is still no shortage of activity at UFV in February. Here is a non-comprehensive list of public activities on campus this month.

Jan 28 – Feb 7 — Visual Arts Gallery, Abbotsford Campus, B 136;
Migration, 2010 (two-channel video installation) Laura Dutton (Alumni)

Fri, Feb 1, and Sat, Feb 2 — Did you know our women’s volleyball team is rated #1 in the nation at the collegiate level? And that they are facing off against their rivals, the only team to beat them so far this year, the dreaded Vancouver Island U Mariners, this weekend? Catch this action live in our Envision Athletic Centre this Fri, Feb 1, and Sat, Feb 2. Women play at 6 pm Fri, 1 pm Sat; Men at 8 pm Fri, 3 pm Sat. Let’s fill the gym! Envision Athletic Centre.

Mon, Feb 4 — Long-lost Canadian film Romance of the Far Fur Country, rescued from obscurity by UFV Vice Provost Peter Geller, shows at UFV. 4:30–6:45 pm. Abby B101

GreenSPEAK lecture series: has an extensive list of possible speakers for the upcoming months including:

Tues, Feb 5, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Ron Stead from the City of Abbotsford talking about sustainability initiatives undertaken by the city, including the Community Sustainability Planning Initiative,

Tues, Feb 19: Dr. Lucy Lee will speak on the Sapphire Project in which UFV is involved. It has to do with tracking the Space Waste. Room: Abby D117, 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

Tues, Feb 26: Students for Sustainability are taking the main stage to talk about the revitalization of this student association. Room: Abby B101, 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

Wed, Feb 6 — UFV chemistry instructor Noham Weinberg is next up in the Research Lecture Series. He will be speaking on molecular modeling at 4 pm on Wed, Feb 6, in the Abbotsford campus lecture theater (B101).

Thurs, Feb 7 — Graphic + Digital Design program info session and portfolio workshop. For anyone interested in the Graphic and Digital Design diploma at UFV.  6 to 9 pm. Come for all or part of the evening, and be sure to bring your work in progress if you’d like some feedback on compiling a portfolio. 6 to 7:30 pm information session and studio tour; 7:30 to 9 pm portfolio Workshop. Mission campus 33700 Prentis Ave., Room D227

Fri, Feb 8 — Theatre variety night. The Theatre Student Association is promising a plethora of exciting and intriguing acts at the variety night fundraiser. 7:30 pm UFV performance theatre on Yale Road. Tix (min $10 donation) available at the door!

Fri, Feb 8, and Sat, Feb 9 — nationally ranked basketball teams host Thompson Rivers University — women at 6 pm and men at 8 pm on Fri; women at 5 pm and men at 7 pm on Sat. Envision Athletic Centre

Wed, Feb 13 — CIVL Open Mic at Aftermath! 7–10pm, AfterMath UFV. Come join UFV campus radio music director Adam Roper of CIVL 101.7 FM while he provides you with the opportunity to explore new performance art forms, share your talents and working projects with peers and art fans alike, and to collaborate with your fellow UFV Students and community members

Fri, Feb 15 — nationally ranked basketball teams host Thompson Rivers University — women at 6 pm and men at 8 pm on Fri; women at 5 pm and men at 7 pm on Sat.

Mon, Feb 18 — Free motivational workshop: Building a Personal Motivational System 11:30–12:30 pm. Hope centre

Wed, Feb 27 — Empowering the Bystander. Former NHL player and children’s rights advocate Sheldon Kennedy will be bring his message of personal empowerment to UFV on Pink Shirt day. Sheldon received an honorary degree from UFV in 2012. 4:30 pm, Abby B101 See for more on Sheldon Kennedy.

Thurs, Feb 28 — Visual Arts Gallery  — Work in Progress: Faculty Show Opening The 2013 UFV Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, Work in Progress, will highlight the development of artists over time.  Each participating faculty member will exhibit an artwork from their undergraduate school days, as well as a more recent work.  Life-long preoccupations may be revealed, progressions in form or content, or perhaps we may see drastic divergences in the artists’ oeuvres. With its installation within an art school, this exhibition proposes that artists, whether students or instructors, are always ‘works in progress.’ 4-6 pm.