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Seen and unseen: missing women and the media — UFV panel on March 29

The recent high-profile cases of two BC women who disappeared in the Lower Mainland sparked an alarming number of posts on social media regarding abduction concerns. This led to a growing number of questions from UFV students and staff about what is true, what is rumour, and how to be safe. It also dynamized the […]

PD Day returns with an aim to help you heal

Dr. Maureen Wideman can relate to all the working-from-home traps that a pandemic year can present: The Zoom fatigue; the yearning for face-to-face interaction; the being confined to the home office. Recently Wideman, the AVP of Teaching and Learning at UFV, even discovered that she had low Vitamin D levels. “I was sitting in my […]

Black Lives Matter Social Justice Art Project launches

This post is contributed by UFV Bachelor of Computing Information Systems student Prabhjot Kaur. Racism is a pandemic too! #BLM I am an international student enrolled in the Bachelor of Computer Information Systems program at UFV. I am currently involved in a work-study position focused on web design and community engagement with CityStudio Abbotsford. Part […]

UFV groups blend the arts and data in upcoming events to combat racism

For Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, the co-chair of the Race and Antiracism Network (RAN) at UFV, the work is not done. Not even close. After a historic year for social justice reform globally, Sandhra still sees a contradiction in her own backyard. On the one hand, the rise of RAN membership and interest, as well as […]

UFV students, faculty, & alumni “take home” five Arty Awards

Several UFV alumni, students, and faculty were among the winners when the Abbotsford Arts Council held its 16th annual Arty Awards event on Sept 26. People connected to UFV “took home” awards for five of the nine during the virtual live ceremony. The Arty Awards are an annual celebration of the creative and performing arts […]

Remote Working Chronicles — musings from a UFV staff member

Editor’s note: Like people all over the world, UFV employees received a sudden shock in mid-March when many of us started working from home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many of us had never imagined a scenario where we would be based at home for our UFV duties, working remotely from colleagues, and […]

UFV launching Peace and Reconciliation Centre

The year 2020 has given us a global pandemic, world-wide protests around social justice issues, and the continued rise of terrorism. According to the 2020 Global Peace Index (GPI) global peacefulness has declined over the last year, for the fourth time in five years. Given that decline, the Peace and Reconciliation Centre (PARC) at the […]

Historian Jean Barman to speak about Abbotsford legend Irene Kelleher — Feb 10

Governor General Award-winning author Jean Barman will present a talk about Abbotsford teacher Irene Kelleher at the University of the Fraser Valley on February 10. In her new book, Invisible Generations: Living Between Indigenous and White in the Fraser Valley (Caitlin Press), Barman explores the history of the region and the prejudice people of mixed Indigenous and […]

The world is a classroom for Global Development Studies major Sterling Ray

UFV is committed to helping students and alumni make an impact locally and beyond. Sterling Ray is a Bachelor of Arts student who has taken that challenge literally.   Ray is leading intercultural initiatives both on campus and abroad, and will be graduating in June 2019 with a Global Development Studies major and an extended […]