Author Archive | anthony

Candlelight vigil for 1989 Montreal massacre to be held at Chilliwack CEP campus

UFV’s Faculty and Staff Association is planning a candlelight vigil to remember the anniversary of the 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique in Montreal. Geneviève Bergeron, Nathalie Croteau, Anne-Marie Edward, Maryse Laganière, Anne-Marie Lemay, Michèle Richard, Annie Turcotte, Hélène Colgan, Barbara Daigneault, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Leclair, Sonia Pelletier, Annie St-Arneault and Barbara Klusznik Widajewicz, along with […]

UFV women’s volleyball ranked #1 in CCAA; women’s basketball #2 in CIS; men #6

UFV’s women’s athletics teams are garnering national attention, as is the men’s basketball team. The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades women’s volleyball team are ranked number one in the current CCAA (Canadian College Athletics Association) top ten poll. The Cascades moved up two spots from third ranking last week.  This marks the first time […]

Hilarious comedy Once in a Lifetime on now — last week!

The opening production of the UFV  Theatre department’s 2012/13 season of theatre will be Once in a Lifetime, the hilarious comedy from George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, which follows the progress of a trio of failing vaudevillians who attempt to boost their chances of employment by working as elocutionists in a 1920s Hollywood that […]

What good is a humanities course?

By Peter B. Raabe, PhD If it’s true that science and technology courses are the ones that get you the jobs, what’s the point of taking a humanities course? This was the central question under discussion at the 2nd World Humanities Forum held in Busan, Korea from November 1 to November 3. The conference was […]

UFV Cascades bringing John Herdman to breakfast

You saw him on the soccer sidelines during the Olympics, guiding Canada’s national women’s soccer team to a bronze medal; you likely shared his anguish during the controversial semifinal against the United States. Now you can see national team head coach John Herdman up close and personal at the UFV Cascades’ inaugural breakfast fundraiser. Herdman, […]

Institutions discuss how to integrate First Nations’ values, culture

By Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun In a forum that pulls together topics ranging from mandatory courses to traditional long-houses, Canadian educators and administrators are meeting this week to look at ways to better integrate First Nations values and culture into post-secondary institutions. The first of its kind, the gathering Monday and Tuesday at the University […]

The Gatekeeper: who should decide if a student is truly suitable for their chose field? Skookum Soundoff with Maple Melder-Crozier

  I am an educator. As such, I have a mandate to educate the students who come to my classes, using agreed upon educational outcomes and appropriately designed curriculum. I freely share my expertise and relevant experiences. I create innovative assignments, and in-class activities that reinforce student learning. I exhaustively research the most current data, […]

Swing Into Spring supports Health Sciences at UFV

  The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Fraser Valley will be able to equip its new dental labs in style, thanks to the support of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser. The club recently hosted its annual Swing Into Spring fundraising event, raising nearly $45,000. The majority of funds raised will […]

Evelyn McKenzie – a life of generosity and love of teaching

Evelyn McKenzie was known to her children as a ‘fun mom’ — warm, loving, kind and jovial — a good reflection of the family she herself was raised in. Evelyn and her husband Ken moved to Cloverdale from Saskatchewan, and Evelyn continued her teaching career that had been launched in a one- room prairie school. […]