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The world is a classroom for Global Development Studies major Sterling Ray

UFV is committed to helping students and alumni make an impact locally and beyond. Sterling Ray is a Bachelor of Arts student who has taken that challenge literally.   Ray is leading intercultural initiatives both on campus and abroad, and will be graduating in June 2019 with a Global Development Studies major and an extended […]

UFV grad wins Champion of Diversity award

Last month UFV alumnus Marc Forcier stood up in front of almost 400 people to accept an honour he wasn’t expecting at the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards (FVCDA). “It was shocking in a great way. I was just in awe, overwhelmed,” he says of receiving the Champion of Diversity trophy that now sits on […]

Interpret Festival celebrates the arts at UFV — April 26

The second annual Interpret: Creative and Performing Arts Festival celebrates the arts at UFV and features the work of over 50 Visual Arts, Theatre, and Creative Writing students. Classical pianist, Kimball Gallagher, will open the Festival and address his entrepreneurial approach to music education and arts advocacy. He is the founder of 88 International, a […]

Devised Theatre Showcase up next for UFV Theatre

The University of the Fraser Valley is wrapping up the 2018/19 Season of Theatre with the Devised Theatre Showcase. The showcase is the final project presented by UFV Theatre’s fourth-year directing class. It is a chance for the theatre students to present original, collaboratively created theatre projects, and to apply everything they have learned in […]

Crim students and prof present at UN Commission on Status of Women

Criminal justice students had the chance to share their research on the global stage recently. Amanda McCormick, director of the UFV School Criminology and Criminal Justice, travelled to New York with BA Criminal Justice student Lauren Kempers and MA Criminal Justice student Caleigh West to present at the United Nations 63rd Session of the Commission […]

Belec awarded McVey award for teaching excellence

Current and former students and colleagues of John Belec, an associate professor in Geography and Environment, know that he’s an excellent teacher. Now he has received formal recognition. Belec was recently awarded the 2019 J. Alistair McVey Award for Teaching Excellence by the Canadian Association of Geographers. “The purpose of the J. Alistair McVey Award for […]

Back on the books: semi-academic Riverdale-themed conference returns to UFV

Academics and fans will gather once again at on Wed, March 13 for the second annual Riverdale themed pop-culture conference: “The Riverdale Universe: A Semi-academic Conference.” Its schedule boasts 16 presenters, a full day of panels, and a choose-your-own-adventure-style interactive project, and wraps up with a milkshake social at Rocko’s Diner in Mission, where parts […]

Uncover the mystery of Anne with UFV Theatre

The University of the Fraser Valley’s Theatre department presents the second production of its 2018-19 season, Martin Crimp’s Attempts on Her Life. The show is directed by award-winning director and actor Alex Lazaridis Ferguson. Ferguson is the Co-Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed performance group Fight With a Stick. Through five distinct voices, Attempts on […]

Take a deep dive into UFV events and activities with Valley Fest

The University of the Fraser Valley will be showcasing creativity and community connection from March 11 to 16 through Valley Fest, a weeklong celebration of local culture and community. Valley Fest will feature more than 50 events in six days. The public is welcome. Admission is free for most events. The finale dinner on March […]

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 […]

Designed for love – A UFV love story for Valentine’s Day

There are many ways to find a soul mate, but this Valentine’s Day, we wanted to recognize a special story about Jessica and Brennan – whose path to the altar began at UFV. The couple met in September 2012, as the Graphic and Digital Design program (GDD) welcomed its very first cohort. Brennan chose to […]