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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 […]

Sales students shine at UFV

“I was a little nervous as the campaign was drawing to a close, but they did it once again.” That was the summary from Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce business development manager Matt Langdon, referring to a revenue goal set by students in this year’s Bus 221 Advanced Selling course at the University of the Fraser […]

Interpret Festival celebrates the arts at UFV — April 26

The second annual Interpret: Creative and Performing Arts Festival celebrates the arts at UFV and features the work of over 50 Visual Arts, Theatre, and Creative Writing students. Classical pianist, Kimball Gallagher, will open the Festival and address his entrepreneurial approach to music education and arts advocacy. He is the founder of 88 International, a […]

Back on the books: semi-academic Riverdale-themed conference returns to UFV

Academics and fans will gather once again at on Wed, March 13 for the second annual Riverdale themed pop-culture conference: “The Riverdale Universe: A Semi-academic Conference.” Its schedule boasts 16 presenters, a full day of panels, and a choose-your-own-adventure-style interactive project, and wraps up with a milkshake social at Rocko’s Diner in Mission, where parts […]

Uncover the mystery of Anne with UFV Theatre

The University of the Fraser Valley’s Theatre department presents the second production of its 2018-19 season, Martin Crimp’s Attempts on Her Life. The show is directed by award-winning director and actor Alex Lazaridis Ferguson. Ferguson is the Co-Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed performance group Fight With a Stick. Through five distinct voices, Attempts on […]

Designed for love – A UFV love story for Valentine’s Day

There are many ways to find a soul mate, but this Valentine’s Day, we wanted to recognize a special story about Jessica and Brennan – whose path to the altar began at UFV. The couple met in September 2012, as the Graphic and Digital Design program (GDD) welcomed its very first cohort. Brennan chose to […]