Author Archive | Anne Russell

UFV sponsors and hosts TEDx Abbotsford

TEDxAbbotsford returns on Sat, October 13. UFV is a platinum partner for the event, which will take places in B101 on the Abbotsford campus from 11 am to 5 pm. This independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices and TED Talks videos under the theme of REVOLUTION. “We selected Revolution to conjure […]

Three peace-focused events at UFV this October

Interested in global politics and peace initiatives? Then you might want to check out three public events at the University of the Fraser Valley in October. Dr. Jimmy Juma will be speaking on Social Justice in a Time of War: Engaging the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, Oct 4, at 5:30 pm in room […]

UFV seeking nominations for Betty Urquhart Community Service award

UFV is once again looking for unsung heroes. Do you know an individual or a group who has made the Fraser Valley a better place to live? People who make everyday contributions to their community but who may not be recognized? Consider nominating them for the UFV Betty Urquhart Community Service award. Betty Urquhart was […]

UFV looking into housing options and developing housing strategy

UFV wants to hear from you about the future of housing on campus. Earlier this year the provincial government announced that post-secondary institutions will be able to take on debt of up to $450 million system-wide to build new post-secondary housing. Institutions are invited to submit business plans, addressing criteria that align with government goals, […]

Food bank re-established at UFV

Hunger sucks. It’s hard to study when your stomach is grumbling, or you’re worried about buying adequate groceries for yourself and/or your kids. That’s why the UFV Coast Capital Peer Resource and Leadership Centre has teamed up with the Student Union Society to re-establish a food bank at UFV. “Food insecurity is a huge issue […]

UFV purchases former Finnegan’s property

The Abbotsford campus will gain some much needed space thanks to a recent purchase by UFV of the former Finnegan’s Pub and Phoenix Ballroom facilities and land. UFV has arranged to purchase the 1.6 acre property and building from the Esposito family for $9.85 million. The university is carefully evaluating the property for both and […]

UFV library hosts Art of the Book exhibit — only Lower Mainland stop

Do you love books for more than the words printed on the page? Do you appreciate creative book design, and marvel at the creativity of those who design them? Then you’ll want to drop in to the Art of the Book 2018, an international juried exhibition of the work of members of the Canadian Bookbinders […]

UFV health researchers collaborate with community on Métis camp

A chance meeting at UFV’s National Indigenous People’s Day celebration at the Abbotsford campus in June led to the creation of a week-long day camp for Métis children in the Fraser Valley. Dr. Elizabeth Cooper, a post-doctoral fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences ay UFV, struck up a conversation with Lisa Hendry, a representative […]

Fraser Valley Literary Festival comes to UFV

UFV is hosting a revitalized Fraser Valley Literary Festival this September. The festival will be held in the Student Union Building on Fri, Sept 21 from 6-8:30 pm with an evening wine and cheese reception and keynote address shared by Billeh Nickerson, Renee Saklikar, and Carleigh Baker The festival continues on Sat, Sept 22, from […]