Author Archive | Anne Russell

UFV Research Encounters lectures focus on innovation — Nov 20 and 29

The University of the Fraser Valley is highlighting research in two upcoming public lectures in November. The Research Encounters series will feature one UFV faculty member and one guest lecturer from India. Dr. Jon Thomas, who holds the BC Regional Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development at UFV and is a faculty member in the School […]

UFV to mark 60th anniversary of Dr. Zhivago with forum

It has been 60 years since Boris Pasternak’s Dr. Zhivago won the Nobel Prize for Literature. UFV’s College of Arts will be marking the event with a multidisciplinary forum on the legacy of this work on Tues, Nov 13 from 11:30 am to 2:20 pm in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (Abby B101). Admission is […]

Energy-efficient electric vehicle joins UFV fleet

UFV breathed new energy into its vehicle fleet last week, with a new electric transport addition to the multi-campus operation. The university’s facilities management team replaced an old shipping van with a UFV-branded 2015 Nissan Leaf S that provides a clean alternative during the frequent trips to and from the regional campuses. “The purchase of […]

Stormy weather and lost love at UFV Theatre this November

The University of the Fraser Valley’s Theatre department presents the first production of its 2018-19 season, Herman Voaden’s 1932 play Rocks: A Play of Northern Ontario. Directed by Claire Carolan and designed by Parjad Sharifi, both UFV Theatre faculty, this example of early multi-media expressionist drama was inspired by the work of the Group of […]

Find our more about electoral reform with Hamish Telford — Oct 26

UFV political science professor and frequent media commentator Hamish Telford wants people to be able to make an informed choice in the current provincial referendum on electoral reform. So he’s presenting a talk titled Electoral Reform Referendum Demystified on Fri, Oct 26 at noon in Abbotsford A210. He has made similar presentation to community groups […]

Several UFV connections in 2018 municipal election results

As the votes were being counted in municipal elections throughout the Fraser Valley Oct 20, there were more than a few candidates with UFV connections holding their breath waiting for results. Congratulations to the following successful candidates with UFV connections: Abbotsford UFV alumna Kelly Chahal (named one of UFV’s Top 40 Alumni) was re-elected as […]

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 […]