Author Archive | Anne Russell

Reconciliation ambassador Robert Joseph to speak at UFV Oct 25

A hereditary chief and residential school survivor who serves as ambassador for Reconciliation Canada will share his story at UFV on Wed, October 25 at 6 pm. Chief Dr. Robert Joseph will speak as part of the President’s Leadership Lecture Series at UFV, which this fall is aligned with the Witness Blanket exhibit currently on […]

New bin system makes reducing and recycling easier

You’ve finished eating your lunch and are staring at the remnants: a plate and cutlery from the cafeteria, a pop can, and a banana peel. Old you: toss it into one garbage container. New you: approach the waste and recycle station in the hallway and figure out what goes where. That plate and cutlery from […]

Shelagh Rogers to speak at UFV on being a witness to Truth and Reconciliation

Like many Canadians, Shelagh Rogers lived much of her life largely unaware of the Indian Residential School system and the suffering of those subjected to it. While hosting a CBC series called Our Home and Native Land, Rogers interviewed people from several generations of an Indigenous family from Nanaimo, and subsequently befriended them. Through getting […]

Gabor Maté to speak at UFV on addictions and healing from trauma

When it comes to counselling people with addictions, Dr. Gabor Maté speaks from experience. For 12 years he worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site. He brought his unique perspective on addictions and trauma to the University of the Fraser […]

Donation boosts UFV Library’s Newman Cookbook Collection

UFV’s Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection recently received a giant boost thanks to the generosity of a long-time collector. James Mah, an internet bookseller who lives in Burnaby, BC, began collecting Canadian cookbooks as an offshoot of his book business. He initially began collecting mainstream cookbooks but soon realized that there were also cookbooks produced […]

Campus Recreation wants YOU to REACH your potential

A new initiative from UFV Campus Recreation is challenging students and employees to embrace more than just physical fitness. “We are encouraging everyone to embrace seven dimensions of wellness through our UFV Wellness Challenge,” says Cheryl Van Nes, program manager for Campus Recreation and Wellness. “These include physical, environmental, social, intellectual, occupational, emotional, and spiritual […]