Author Archive | Dessa Bayrock

Peter Raabe of UFV’s philosophy department takes Korea by storm

Dr. Peter Raabe describes himself as a philosopher, a researcher, and a professor. While attending a philosophy conference in Korea this July, he was surprised to find out that he was also a bit of a rock star in his field. “It was kind of crazy,” he says with a laugh. “Everyone wanted to take […]

UFV social work students raise awareness of mental illness

Ten UFV students, as part of an upper-level social work course focused on community development, have been working since May to put together an event to raise awareness of mental illness in the Fraser Valley. “The process of putting this together has been amazing — really collaborative and rewarding,” says Jackie Rillera, one of the […]

UFV Crim student works with UN in Africa to study prison reform

UFV student Richele Doughty was unsure about the specific topic for her master’s thesis, but she knew she had two passions she wanted to pursue: criminal justice, and Africa. Luckily, with the help of UFV’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the supervision of Dr. Hayli Millar, she was able to combine both. “I […]

Abbotsford welcomes the Teacher Education program

The Teacher Education program has arrived in Abbotsford! The Teacher Education program at UFV is a post-degree program designed to turn students into teachers. The students enrolled in the program form a cohort that learns and studies together, and with a year’s worth of full-time study will become familiar with and prepared for K-12 curriculum […]

Dual Betty Urquhart awards honour community commitment

Betty Urquhart was one of UFV’s first employees, and her commitment to building a strong relationship between UFV and the Fraser Valley community is one that lasts to this day. In 1995, UFV introduced the Betty Urquhart community service award to honour community members or groups that are committed to the same cause. This year […]

UFV’s Chilliwack library re-opens its doors at Canada Education Park

Over the course of the last month, UFV’s new building at Canada Education Park (CEP) has been slowly filling with people. Almost every morning, more faculty and staff make the leap from one Chilliwack campus to the other, carrying boxes of books and desk supplies, coatracks and office chairs. Sometimes students can be spotted catching […]

UFV launches Data Analysis post-degree certificate

Have you ever wanted to work for Facebook, Twitter or Google? UFV is offering a new program to help students achieve that goal. Starting this fall, the Data Analysis post-degree certificate will provide students with a unique edge when entering the job market. This program is the first of its kind in Western Canada, and […]

Diversity mural collaboration brightens the streets of Abbotsford

Abbotsford just became a little bit brighter. As a collaborative effort between a myriad of community groups and services, Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) transformed the bare concrete side of their building into a mural. One of the very first steps was to hire Shelley Stefan, a Visual Arts (VA) instructor at UFV, as mural director. […]

Calling all fashionistas: UFV offers fashion camp for future designers

Do you have a fashionista in your life? Maybe they’ve seen one too many episodes of What Not to Wear, or maybe their Barbie catwalks rival those of Milan’s fashion week. Maybe they’re your go-to critic when you’re looking for a second opinion on your outfit, or maybe they’ve got a daring sense of style […]

Canada Day BBQ on the green

The International Students Association (ISA) and Student Life combined forces recently to host a Canada Day BBQ on the green outside U-house on the Abbotsford campus. There were a variety of activities, starting at 11 am and running into mid-afternoon. Volunteers cooked up burgers and quizzed attendees on their knowledge of Canadian trivia. There were […]