Author Archive | Anne Russell

Emerging Directors’ Showcase highlights senior theatre students’ work

The University of the Fraser Valley is wrapping up the 2017/18 Season of Theatre with the Emerging Directors’ Showcase.  This is the final project presented by UFV Theatre’s fourth-year directing class and is a chance for students to apply everything they have learned in the course. “Student directors have made great efforts to practise the […]

UFV celebrates 2018 long-service employees

It’s the sign of a great workplace when employees stick around for a decade or three. UFV celebrated some of these long-serving employees at a special dinner at the Quality Inn on April 11, 2018. Interim president Jackie Hogan congratulated those marking significant anniversaries at UFV this year, noting that she’d been right there with […]

Creative & Performing Arts Festival takes off April 27

Culture will be on the menu at UFV on April 27 when Interpret, the inaugural Creative and Performing Arts Festival, launches. The move to Abbotsford by the Theatre department has inspired the Visual Arts, Theatre, and Creative Writing students in the English department to host, for the first time, a festival celebrating the creative and […]

Student Research Day returns April 5

UFV students will be showcasing their intellectual talents once again at the UFV Student Research Day on Thurs, April 5. You can drop by the Spirit Bear lounge in Building A on the Abbotsford campus at 11:30 am to hear a from a smorgasbord of 23 student speakers or groups in a micro-lecture format. Each […]

Indigenous Film Series features award-winning Tsilhqot’in director Helen Haig-Brown

The UFV Indigenous Film series concludes on April 4 and 5 with a screening of three films by Helen Haig-Brown, an award-winning Tsilhqot’in director and a leading talent in experimental documentary. Through her creative and critical works in film, she documents a process of cultural revival through contemporary films that are interwoven with traditional storytelling […]

Métis students caring for the community’s future with support worker program at UFV

From a BC government news release: Sixteen Métis participants in the Lower Mainland have the opportunity to create a brighter future for themselves, their families and their community, with the launch of the Métis Community Support Worker program. “This partnership, between the University of the Fraser Valley and Métis Nation British Columbia, is helping Métis […]

Two authors with UFV connections BC Book Prize finalists

Two authors with UFV connections have been named a finalists for a BC Book Prize. English associate professor Andrea MacPherson’s most recent novel What We Once Believed is in the running for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, through the BC Book Prizes. What We Once Believed (Publisher: Caitlin Press) is the story of Maybe Collins, […]

Turn your learning into earning with UFV Career Fair on March 8

Looking to transition from student to employee and launch your career? Or find summer work? Check out the 2018 Career Fair! Find out what skills you need to get picked. Turn your certificate, diploma, or degree into dollars. Meet with graduate schools and over 45 employers. Don’t miss your chance to win 1 of 3 […]

Indigenous film series continues March 14 with local Sto:lo films

Indigenous Film Screening at UFV: Sto:lo Films, March 14, 2018 Part two of the Indigenous Film Screenings at the University of the Fraser Valley will feature a tribute to the traditional territory and vibrant and dynamic culture of the Sto:lo people. This series will feature a selection of films about Sto:lo culture and history. Special […]

UFV Theatre brings dark comedy to life with Problem Child

The University of the Fraser Valley hosts its third production of the 2017/18 Season of Theatre with Problem Child by George F. Walker. Directed by UFV faculty member Raϊna von Waldenburg,  this performance is executed with the interesting twist of a comic book aesthetic, with costumes, set, and hair & makeup designed to fit this […]

UFV one of 20 universities to receive QE Scholars funding for 2018

20 Canadian universities awarded $5.8M to cultivate next generation of global leadership (OTTAWA, ON) February 22, 2018 – The most recent round of the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program, often referred to as the Queen Elizabeth Scholars program (QES), will see $5.8 million of funding to support 650 students in 20 Canadian […]

UFV named one of BC’s Top Employers for fourth year

It’s getting to be a habit. For the fourth year running, the University of the Fraser Valley has been named one of BC’s Top Employers. UFV was selected because, among other reasons and criteria met, the university: encourages lifelong learning with tuition subsidies for courses related to an employees’ current role, subsidies for professional accreditation […]