Author Archive | Anne Russell

Birds living in social communes subject of next UFV lecture

It takes a village to raise a child, goes the popular saying. Well, it takes a non-monogamous group of communist birds to raise a smooth-billed ani (a species of large bird in the cuckoo family). UFV biologist Greg Schmaltz is interested in the intimate details of the smooth-billed ani community, and will be revealing some […]

Catch Cascades basketball teams on CanadaWest.TV this weekend

You may not be able to travel to Saskatchewan (Saskatoon for the men; Regina for the women) to catch your basketball Cascades in action this week, but you can watch them on your computer thanks to the wonders of the internet. Catch the Cascades on CanadaWest.TV The UFV Cascades men’s and women’s basketball teams Canada […]

Making good on a wager

You have to hand it to her — former UFV Marketing and Communication director Kim Lawrence is a good sport. Here she is making good on her bet with current UFV Marcom director Leslie Courchesne. Because UFV beat the University of Calgary in best-of-three women’s basketball playoff action, Kim had to don her UFV hoodie […]

Epic weekend for UFV Athletics as three teams qualify for next round of playoffs

It was an unforgettable weekend for UFV Athletics as the men’s and women’s basketball teams advanced to CIS Canada West Final Four action after winning quarterfinal best-of-three series at home, and the women’s volleyball team qualified for the CCAA national championship with a silver medal at the PacWest regional championship. Cascades Men’s Basketball:  Cascades win […]

Studying abroad — in beautiful Poland

  Arts student Renée Hartwig is taking advantage of UFV’s exchange agreement with the University of Arts Poznan (Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu) to spend a semester abroad studying in Poland. Here she is in Poznan (at the old market). Instructor Aleksandra Idzior and UFV International helped arrange a memorandum of understanding between our two universities […]

Program moves and transitions related to the Canada Education Park

  In a few months’ time, UFV will begin a very exciting move into the new facilities at the Canada Education Park in Chilliwack. As we prepare for this move, Provost and VP Academic Eric Davis has been working with the Deans on a review of where we offer our programs. As President Mark Evered […]

Take a stand against bullying by wearing pink on Wed, Feb 29

Take a stand against bullying by wearing PINK on Feb 29. On Wed, Feb 29  from 10 am-1 pm in Alumni Hall, the Social Work Student Association will have Bullying Stops Here t-shirts, bracelets, and treats available for purchase. Resources on bullying will also be available. Prior to the day, purchase your Bullying Stops Here […]

Opening night at Rivers a scrumptious experience

It was a full house for both sittings on opening night at Rivers Dining Room at UFV’s Trades and Technical Centre on Valentine’s eve. A few opening night jitters and technical glitches kept the waiters (cooking students by day) hopping, but the food was delicious and beautifully plated. The Shrimp Florentine was an innovative and […]

What powers should every UFV graduate possess? Have your say on Feb 9

What knowledge, skills, abilities and values are crucial for every UFV student to develop? Communication skills? Civic responsibility? Environmental awareness? Digital-age savvy? The collaborative project, facilitated by the Teaching and Learning Advisory Council, has engaged UFV faculty, staff, students, alumni and community stakeholders in discussions throughout the Fall and Winter, culminating in a final document […]

Let’s talk about mental health and wellness on Feb 8

Let’s Talk is a seminar geared to raise awareness and promote discussion on mental health and wellness treatment. This seminar is sponsored by the Student Association of Philosophical Counselling. The seminar will be in B121 at the Abbotsford campus. The student association looks forward to welcoming you to the event! To RSVP or for further […]