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UFV presents student forum Peace, (Re)conciliation and Social Justice — Feb 25

Students from a class focused on issues related to race, space, and place will be presenting an online forum, titled Peace, (Re)conciliation and Social Justice, on Thurs, Feb 25. Professors Michelle La Flamme and Anna Griffith will co-facilitate this event, which will feature student research projects from their Interdisciplinary Studies 300 course, Race, Space and […]

Teacher who makes a difference receives Betty Urquhart Community Service Award

Nerlap Sidhu is a teacher who believes her role extends beyond the classroom. She’s a dedicated volunteer, community engager, and change-maker, whose commitment to improving society has earned her the Betty Urquhart Community Service Award. Sidhu, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at UFV in 2004, teaches at Eugene Reimer Middle School in Abbotsford. […]

Getting to know Lindsay Wong, UFV Writer-in-Residence

Lindsay Wong is UFV’s Writer-in-Residence for the Winter 2021 semester. While her residency is by necessity a virtual one given the restrictions caused by the pandemic, there will be a number of opportunities for students and the public to interact with her. Keep an eye on UFV social media and the UFV events calendar for […]

Dow to speak on turning knowledge into action in Science Talks series Feb 2

If you’ve been wondering what UFV’s Community Health and Social Innovation Hub has been up to in its first 10 months, you’ll want to check out Dr. Martha Dow’s presentation in the ongoing Science Talks lecture series on Tues, Feb 2. Dow, the Director of CHASI, will be speaking on the topic of Turning Knowledge […]

Sponsor steps in to enable publication of first English-to-Chinese translation of Indigenous history book

A book about Indigenous culture and history will soon be available for Chinese readers, thanks to the financial generosity of a Canadian business person. Shandong University Press will publish the first English-to-Chinese translation of one of University of the Fraser Valley historian Keith Carlson’s books on Canadian Indigenous history and settler colonialism. When Chris Pereira, […]

UFV Theatre experiments with an online performance of Antigone

The University of the Fraser Valley Theatre area and the School of Creative Arts present the first production of their 2020-2021 season, Antigone, adapted and directed by UFV faculty member Shelley Liebembuk. Responding to the challenges presented by the pandemic, UFV Theatre is creating and will present this work as live-stream performances via Zoom. This […]

Rajnish Dhawan is here for the laughs and the tears

  Comedian. Playwright. Pickleball aficionado. There’s more to Dr. Rajnish Dhawan than being a professor of English at UFV. The Chilliwack resident can often be found on stage at comedy nights from Chilliwack to Vancouver. And since coming to Canada in 2009, he has written and produced four plays. He’s also a frequent figure on […]

Fraser Valley Literary Festival goes online for 2020

If there’s one activity that’s COVID-19 friendly, it’s curling up on the couch with a good book. But book lovers also like to discover new authors, and authors love reaching new audiences. The 2020 Fraser Valley Literary Festival will do just that. Presented online, the third annual festival will bring thirteen Canadian writers together to […]

Peace and Reconciliation Centre offers innovative funding opportunities for scholars and community members

UFV’s new Peace and Reconciliation Centre has awarded the first of what is hoped to be several grants totalling $30,000 to scholars, students, and community members. Political Science department head Fiona MacDonald has received funding from the Linking Fellowship for Visiting Scholars fund to bring a research partner from New Zealand to Canada to collaborate […]

Several UFV connections in provincial election campaign

The provincial election campaign is now over and all the votes have been cast. While final result will not be known in some ridings for a couple of weeks due to the need to count the large number of mail-in ballots, one thing is certain: several Fraser Valley candidates have a UFV connection. In Abbotsford-Mission, […]

Race and Anti-Racism Network finds new energy in current climate

Adrienne Chan and Satwinder Kaur Bains are weary anti-racism advocates. Both have dedicated decades of their personal and professional lives to the cause. But they carry on, because it’s a cause that they believe in to the core of their being. And they’d like your help. “Working against racism has been a lifelong process for […]