Author Archive | Louise Rousseau

Love for Japan

Love for Japan continues to flow at UFV

The UFV Japanese Student Club marked the first anniversary of the great Japan earthquake and tsunami by organizing a Love for Japan fundraising dinner on April 11, 2012. On March 12, 2012, in Vancouver, the consulate General of Japan in cooperation with the Canadian Red Cross held a reception and photography exhibition to thank supporters […]

Daffodil Days 2012

UFV volunteers sell daffodils to help people who have cancer

From March 28 to 30, 2012, the UFV community helped kick off the annual Canadian Cancer Society’s April fundraiser with daffodil sales at several locations on the Abbotsford campus. 37 volunteers sold daffodils and daffodil pins to students, faculty and staff. “This year, we also sold 100 cupcakes, donated by Thrifty Foods,” said Michelle Rickaby, […]

Children's festival 2011

UFV volunteers bring smiles to children’s faces

On Saturday, November 12, 32 UFV Volunteer to Work students gathered at the Abbotsford Recreation Center to help run the sixth annual International Children’s Festival, hosted by the Abbotsford Early Childhood Committee. Every year, the free event provides Abbotsford families who have young children with an opportunity to participate in fun activities that highlight the rich […]

Diwali 2011

Festival of Lights brightens up UFV Abbotsford campus

On October 20, 2011, the South Asian Peer Networking Association (SAPNA) hosted a Diwali celebration for the UFV community at the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, located in U House. The event drew a large crowd of UFV students and staff as well as members of the larger Abbotsford community. The celebration opened up with […]

Tea Time Fall 2011

Tea Time resumes at Baker House

September 12, 2011 — For the second year in a row, Tea Time will run every Friday at Baker House from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m, starting on September 16, 2011. Run in collaboration by UFV International and UFV Residence, Tea Time is an informal drop-in where both international and Canadian students can connect with […]

China CIDUT

Trip to China strengthens ties and yields fruitful new collaborations

June 20, 2011 — UFV President Dr. Mark Evered and his wife Maureen recently returned from an extensive tour of five Chinese cities, organized by Betty Wang, UFV China liaison officer.  During their two-week stay, they had the opportunity to meet with key partner universities. “I was delighted to visit some of our current partners and […]

Mark Evered

UFV visit to China planned to strengthen ties with Chinese partner universities

With the world’s most powerful economy and millions of young people seeking post-secondary education abroad, China is an important market for any university interested in international partnerships.The University of the Fraser Valley has been involved in several Chinese educational initiatives over the years, and is open to exploring new partnerships. UFV president Mark Evered, will […]

Trethewey house

International students help promote local history at Trethewey House

On Friday, June 3, 2011, a group of UFV international students visited the Trethewey House Heritage Site, located near Mill Lake in Abbotsford. The group has volunteered to translate Trethewey House’s display information binders in more than a dozen languages, including Arabic, French, Spanish, Indonesian, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Urdu, Korean, Punjabi, German, Hindi, Russian, Japanese, and […]

NAFSA Tour

Fraser Valley tour brings diverse group of educators to UFV campus

On May 30, 2011, 44 guests from 20 countries participated in a Fraser Valley tour organized by UFV International as part of the NAFSA conference for international educators held in Vancouver from May 29 to June 3, 2011. “This was a milestone event,” says John Potts, associate director of UFV International. “It was the first […]

Daffodil stand 2011

Daffodils brighten up UFV campus with hope

Daffodil sales in support of the Canadian Cancer Society ran in Alumni Hall from March 23 to 25, 2011. Intenational student volunteers raised $1,883.95 to support cancer prevention, advocacy and research in Canada. This was the fifth year the daffodil campaign, a longstanding cancer fundraiser, ran on the UFV campus. “This year, we had 32 […]

Pray for Japan

Community support boosts student-led fundraising for Japan

With the support of the Abbotsford and UFV communities, Japanese students have raised a grand total of $8,534 as a donation to the Red Cross to help with earthquake relief in Japan. The Japanese dinner, held on March 31 at U-House, raised a total of $2,343. Over 200 people sampled food donated by local restaurants, […]

Japan fundraising

UFV Japanese students show solidarity

In the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, UFV Japanese students joined together to pray and raise money for their homeland. Students have set up tables to collect donations at Tim Horton’s and Alumni Hall on campus, as well as at selected outlets throughout Abbotsford. In addition, […]