Author Archive | Anne Russell

UFV teams up with Chilliwack Youth Health Centre to offer free counselling

Youth on the south side of Chilliwack will now have increased access to free counselling services, thanks to a pilot project from the University of the Fraser Valley and the Chilliwack Youth Health Centre. UFV will provide office space and a reception area for counselling sessions provided by the CYHC on Wednesday afternoons from 1 […]

Nominate someone great for 2020 UFV awards

At UFV, we believe in honouring excellence and recognizing outstanding achievement and service. To do so, we need your help in the form of nominations. Let us know who deserves to be recognized! UFV is currently seeking nominations for the following awards and honours in the categories of Faculty Excellence, Employee Service Excellence, and Honorary […]

UFV launches School of Creative Arts

Creativity will be at the centre of a new school combining theatre and visual arts at the University of the Fraser Valley. The UFV Theatre department and the Visual Arts department have united to form the School of Creative Arts (SoCA) within the UFV College of Arts. All Theatre and Visual Arts courses and programs […]

Historian Keith Carlson appointed Canada Research Chair at UFV

An ethnohistorian with a strong connection to the Indigenous people of Stó:lō territory is the newest Canada Research Chair at the University of the Fraser Valley. Dr. Keith Carlson joined UFV this fall as a Tier 1 Research Chair in Indigenous and Community-Engaged History. The federally funded Canada Research Chair program is designed to recruit […]

James Mandigo settling in to new Provost and VP Academic role

Dr. James Mandigo has come a long way to take up the role of Provost and VP Academic at the University of the Fraser Valley, but in many ways he’s already feeling at home. “UFV is a great fit with my own values around the role of a university in a community,” he notes. UFV’s […]

Get fit with UFV Campus Rec! Try-before-you-buy Sept 16-20

Get fit with UFV Campus Rec! Want to find time for fitness in your busy day? Get fit on campus with a variety of options offered by UFV Campus Recreation! “We offer a mix of heart-pumping and zen-building classes that will leave participants feeling healthy and happy,” says Cheryl Vannes. Choose from a variety of […]

The many lives of Mo Dhaliwal — alumni feature

“Why me?” When we asked Mo Dhaliwal to be the subject of a feature in UFV’s Skookum magazine, he was a little hesitant. “I didn’t have a fantastic academic history at UFV. I left in my third year of the business program and never finished,” he said, attributing his spotty record to “all sorts of […]

NSO embraces new format, welcomes students with Invocation, and adds new name

New Student Orientation embraced a new format this year, and set new records for attendance. More than 1,200 new students attended the day-long event on the Abbotsford campus. The orientation event featured UFV’s first-ever Invocation ceremony, a welcome event with a bit of pomp and circumstance, designed to mirror the look and feel of Convocation. […]

UFV and Student Union Society present Pride Culture Conference Sept 6 and 7

UFV and the UFV Student Union Society have teamed up to present the first annual Pride Culture Conference — a fun, educational, and inspiring event dedicated to members, allies, and advocates of the LGBTQIAP2S+ community. #ufvpcc19 UFV and the Student Union Society proudly present The PRIDE Culture Conference Sat, September 7, 2019 9 am to […]

Fraser Valley Literary Festival returns to UFV Sept 13 and 14

The Fraser Valley Literary Festival is back at the University of the Fraser Valley for its second year. Running from Friday, Sept 13 through Saturday, Sept 14, the festival will feature 11 diverse authors from British Columbia. This year’s event takes place in University House (Building F) on the Abbotsford campus. Keynote speakers are Shazia […]