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ART is first production of UFV Theatre season

The University of the Fraser Valley Theatre and the School of Creative Arts present the first production of their 2019-2020 season, ART by Yazmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. The show is directed by Parjad Sharifi, an award-winning designer, theatre maker, and UFV Theatre Associate Professor. Sharifi’s directorial approach initiates artistic dialogue between Theatre and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eric Davis looks back on decade as Provost

Dr. Eric Davis arrived at UFV at an exciting time. Davis, who winds up his term as Provost this month and will return after an administrative leave as Special Advisor to the President, took some time recently to reflect on his 27 years at UFV and his decade as Provost and Vice President Academic. Davis […]

Sad news: Ken Brealey has passed away

Dr. Ken Brealey, who joined UFV as a faculty member and later served in key senior administrative roles, passed away on August 14, 2019, after a battle with cancer. Ken is survived by his wife Norma and his three step-daughters. Most recently, Ken served as acting Associate Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations within Human Resources. Prior to […]

UFV Queen Elizabeth Scholars in spotlight

Recently, UFV student Maegan McKay spoke about her experience as a Queen Elizabeth Scholar (QES) at a Government House reception in Victoria. The third-year Global Development Studies (GDS) was one of eight QES alumni at the event marking five years of the QES program. McKay worked in Kenya at Nairobi’s United Nations partnership development office […]

Passion for design inspires bronze medalist Maria-Tatiana Pauna

A Romanian-born multidisciplinary designer who found her passion after most peers were well into their careers, Maria-Tatiana Păuna is not your average student. Then there’s that GPA, a remarkable 4.23 that earns her UFV’s 2019 Governor General’s Bronze Medal as the highest-achieving student graduating from a diploma program — in this case, Graphic and Digital […]

Matthew Harty awarded Governor General’s Gold Medal with perfect GPA

Early on in his career at the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), an aspiring Matthew Harty would occasionally help in street-level undercover work during a patrol shift. “I was quite young, so I was always a student, that was my story,” he says remembering the start of his police career. He would give the buy money […]