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Master carver Francis Horne Sr. to receive UFV honorary degree

Francis Horne Sr. is a world-renowned Coast Salish master carver whose stirring work has been represented in a range of top Vancouver galleries since his professional career started almost 50 years ago. For his sculpting legacy and his lifelong commitment to helping and healing others, Horne was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree […]

Daughter and father team up for Potlatch as Pedagogy book

As a very young man in the 1960s, Haida artist Robert Davidson returned home and became the first person to raise a totem pole in Haida Gwaii in nearly 100 years. Potlatch as Pedagogy, a new book that his daughter, UFV education professor Sara Davidson, wrote in collaboration with him, grew out of their life […]

Powerful panel trio for International Women’s Day at UFV

There will be some high-achieving women on hand at the University of the Fraser Valley on March 8 for International Women’s Day. Award-winning journalist and 2018 UFV honorary doctorate recipient Dr. Kim Bolan, award-winning author Robyn Maynard, and Indigenous political science professor Dr. Gina Starblanket will share their perspectives and personal and professional experiences. This […]

Linguist Strang Burton to speak on revitalizing Halq’eméylem at UFV on Jan 24

At its Convocation ceremonies last June, the University of the Fraser Valley conferred an honorary degree on Siyamiyateliyot Elizabeth Phillips, the last surviving fluent speaker of Upriver Halq’eméylem, the language of the Stó:lō people. Professional linguists have played a vital role in assisting community members and Elders such as Siyamiyateliyot in helping the Stó:lō to […]

Shirlana Julian, medical office assistant with Matsqui Nation

Adding certification to experience as a medical office assistant

Shirlana Julian is the oldest in a class of 17 medical office assistants in training. Unlike her classmates, who take the UFV Continuing Education’s Medical Office Assistant (MOA) program to launch a career in the field, Shirlana has worked in this role for two years already. Now she would like to become a certified MOA […]

Gingerbread collaboration wins first prize

Sitting among a village of gum-dropped, mostly European-style gingerbread houses, an austere cookie structure stands out, more distinct than its flashy candy counterparts. The tiny home is an artistic interpretation of a traditional Coast Salish dwelling, similar to abodes that were built for thousands of years along the banks of the Fraser River and its […]

UFV health researchers collaborate with community on Métis camp

A chance meeting at UFV’s National Indigenous People’s Day celebration at the Abbotsford campus in June led to the creation of a week-long day camp for Métis children in the Fraser Valley. Dr. Elizabeth Cooper, a post-doctoral fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences ay UFV, struck up a conversation with Lisa Hendry, a representative […]