Author Archive | Anne Russell

UFV sales students help to achieve record sales month for Abbotsford chamber

Does the prospect of making cold calls send fear into your heart? For many people it does. But for professional salespeople, a willingness and ability to make successful cold calls is a sign of high functioning communications skills. And courage! For the past five years during the month of March, students in UFV’s Bus 322 […]

UFV leases Five Corners Chilliwack location to CEPCO

The University of the Fraser Valley has leased space at the location known as Five Corners in Chilliwack to the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation (CEPCO). The university will retain ownership of the building and Community Futures South Fraser will continue to have office space in the building. CEPCO, the economic development arm of the City […]

Andy Sidhu installed as UFV’s third chancellor

Drummers, dancers, and dignitaries were on hand on April 19. 2018, as Andy Sidhu was formally installed as the University of the Fraser Valley’s third Chancellor. A long-time proponent of community engagement and integration, Sidhu took over from Dr. Gwen Point, who served as UFV’s second Chancellor from 2015 to the present, following two terms […]

Harper named interim Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. David Harper will be taking on a new role as interim Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UFV. He will be reaching out to faculties, departments, and other stakeholders in the coming months to introduce the I&E@UFV initiative and gather your input. He will be taking a partial leave from his duties as a […]

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 […]