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Parenting during a pandemic with the Goertz family

Our sudden collective plunge into working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, often while caring for children who are also home, has been ongoing for three months now at UFV. In honour of Father’s Day, we thought we’d check in with an employee who’s also a father. But then we decided it would be […]

Research Excellence Award 2020: Robert Harding is recognized for his extensive work

Three decades ago, in a different life, professional actor Robert Harding sat with a friend — one of New Zealand’s top Maori actors — watching a news report showing Indigenous peoples protesting Columbus Day on New York City streets.  “Pete turned to me, and said, ‘What’re the Indians so upset about, mate?’” Harding recalls. “When […]

UFV students’ CityStudio Abbotsford Hubbub goes virtual

Twice a year, UFV students involved in the CityStudio Abbotsford partnership bring their projects to City Hall for Hubbub, a combination show-and-tell and a community building event. Groups from participating classes show off a semester’s worth of work on a project designed to address a real, practical challenge presented to them by the City of […]

UFV Theatre presents Richard III by William Shakespeare — March 11-21

University of the Fraser Valley Theatre and the School of Creative Arts present the second production of their 2019-2020 Season of Theatre, Richard III by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Anna Griffith. Richard III, by William Shakespeare, raises questions about political corruption and coercion as we follow the story of Richard’s violent rise to […]

UFV presents lecture on Getting Beyond Polarized Politics

It is a commonplace assumption that the politics of many established democracies have become increasingly polarized. But what does polarization really mean, and what do we know about its sources and effects? Most importantly, can we get beyond polarized politics? UFV’s Politalk roundtable series will address this topic in a free public presentation on Thursday, […]

Historian Jean Barman to speak about Abbotsford legend Irene Kelleher — Feb 10

Governor General Award-winning author Jean Barman will present a talk about Abbotsford teacher Irene Kelleher at the University of the Fraser Valley on February 10. In her new book, Invisible Generations: Living Between Indigenous and White in the Fraser Valley (Caitlin Press), Barman explores the history of the region and the prejudice people of mixed Indigenous and […]

Newman to read from Lost Feast Jan 21 at UFV

If you could go back in time, what would you do? Food expert Lenore Newman would travel to ancient Rome and try silphium. It’s an herb that was “loved to death” by the Romans, and it’s not the only vanished victual featured in Lost Feast, Newman’s new book about extinct animals and plants that were […]

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 […]