Author Archive | Anne Russell

UFV Certified Dental Assistant students offer low-cost preventive services at annual spring clinic

Do you need a dental X-Ray? Is it time for fluoride treatment or teeth polishing? Don’t have extended medical coverage? Take part in UFV’s low cost spring dental clinic on the Chilliwack campus. Certified Dental Assistant students provide high-quality, professional, preventive care at low cost. UFV’s large, modern clinic is equipped with the most current […]

Devised Theatre Showcase up next for UFV Theatre

The University of the Fraser Valley is wrapping up the 2018/19 Season of Theatre with the Devised Theatre Showcase. The showcase is the final project presented by UFV Theatre’s fourth-year directing class. It is a chance for the theatre students to present original, collaboratively created theatre projects, and to apply everything they have learned in […]

Crim students and prof present at UN Commission on Status of Women

Criminal justice students had the chance to share their research on the global stage recently. Amanda McCormick, director of the UFV School Criminology and Criminal Justice, travelled to New York with BA Criminal Justice student Lauren Kempers and MA Criminal Justice student Caleigh West to present at the United Nations 63rd Session of the Commission […]

Belec awarded McVey award for teaching excellence

Current and former students and colleagues of John Belec, an associate professor in Geography and Environment, know that he’s an excellent teacher. Now he has received formal recognition. Belec was recently awarded the 2019 J. Alistair McVey Award for Teaching Excellence by the Canadian Association of Geographers. “The purpose of the J. Alistair McVey Award for […]

Expand your mind with faculty microlectures — April 2

Expand your academic palate and sample new subject areas with an interdisciplinary afternoon showcasing faculty research at UFV. Faculty presenters each take the stage for a maximum of two minutes and speak about the exciting findings and implications of their research. Feed your academic appetite and learn about over a dozen new topics in under […]

Enjoy an exceptional lunch experience at Rivers Bistro — Wed and Fri

Under the direction of Chef Sian Hurley, UFV Culinary Arts students are about to take on a new challenge and host an upscale bistro at Rivers Dining Room every Wednesday and Friday until May 10. “Students are entering year two of their apprenticeship,” chef Sian notes. “We want to provide them with an opportunity to […]

UFV offers first for-credit, graduate program in Mindfulness in Canada

Mindfulness is making headlines worldwide. The University of Fraser Valley is making history by offering the first for-credit, graduate program in Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning (MBTL) in Canada and one of the first in North America. “Ours is one of the first graduate mindfulness programs in North America. As a for-credit program that links research […]

Students at UFV celebrate the elimination of interest on B.C. student loans

Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training news release Students at the University of the Fraser Valley are welcoming the elimination of interest from B.C. student loans as part of Budget 2019. This decision will help alleviate the burden of debt for 200,000 people. B.C. student loans stopped accumulating interest, effective Feb. 19, 2019. Melanie […]

Exercise is Medicine — Dr. Don McKenzie to share his research on breast cancer as part of UFV Health Speaker Series

Dr. Don McKenzie has changed the approach to exercise prescription for women with breast cancer. As a global leader in the science of cancer and exercise, his research has had a significant impact on improving the lives of women with breast cancer. Challenging the notion that women diagnosed with breast cancer should avoid upper-body exercise, […]

Daughter and father team up for Potlatch as Pedagogy book

As a very young man in the 1960s, Haida artist Robert Davidson returned home and became the first person to raise a totem pole in Haida Gwaii in nearly 100 years. Potlatch as Pedagogy, a new book that his daughter, UFV education professor Sara Davidson, wrote in collaboration with him, grew out of their life […]

Take a deep dive into UFV events and activities with Valley Fest

The University of the Fraser Valley will be showcasing creativity and community connection from March 11 to 16 through Valley Fest, a weeklong celebration of local culture and community. Valley Fest will feature more than 50 events in six days. The public is welcome. Admission is free for most events. The finale dinner on March […]

UFV makes BC’s Top Employer list for fifth consecutive year

Five-time winner has a nice ring to it. That’s a status the University of the Fraser Valley can claim this week after being named one of BC’s Top Employers for the fifth straight year. UFV was selected because, among other reasons and criteria met, the university: Provides employees, as part of their flexible health benefits […]