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Sylvie Murray selected as Dean of College of Arts

Dr. Sylvie Murray has been selected as Dean of the College of Arts. She will commence her duties in this role on July 1, 2021. Murray has held the role of Associate Dean of Faculty in the College of Arts since September 2016. Her career at UFV spans 27 years and has been characterized by […]

Want to get published? Find out how at UFV workshop with author Lindsay Wong

As a wide-eyed intern at publishing powerhouses like Wendy Lamb Books/Penguin Random House, and ICM Partners in New York City a decade ago, Lindsay Wong saw firsthand how competitive — and simultaneously discouraging — scoring a book deal is in reality. “When I was working with the legendary literary agent, Amanda Urban [at ICM Partners] […]

UFV Theatre presents Pariah (The Outcast) — March 24-27

The University of the Fraser Valley School of Creative Arts with UFV Theatre presents the second production of their 2020-2021 season, Pariah (The Outcast) by August Strindberg, directed by UFV faculty member Parjad Sharifi. Pariah (The Outcast) tells a mysterious psychological story about an American traveler and an archaeologist with contrasting moral beliefs, and their […]

Black Lives Matter Social Justice Art Project launches

This post is contributed by UFV Bachelor of Computing Information Systems student Prabhjot Kaur. Racism is a pandemic too! #BLM I am an international student enrolled in the Bachelor of Computer Information Systems program at UFV. I am currently involved in a work-study position focused on web design and community engagement with CityStudio Abbotsford. Part […]

Memoirists will share writing tips at UFV event

Three writers with a penchant for sharing secrets will spill about the process of memoir writing at the University of the Fraser Valley on March 18. UFV Writer-in-Residence Lindsay Wong will host memoirists Jenny Heijun Wills and Antonio Michael Downing for a reading and conversation about the authors’ writing process. Jenny Heijun Wills is a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UFV students, faculty, & alumni “take home” five Arty Awards

Several UFV alumni, students, and faculty were among the winners when the Abbotsford Arts Council held its 16th annual Arty Awards event on Sept 26. People connected to UFV “took home” awards for five of the nine during the virtual live ceremony. The Arty Awards are an annual celebration of the creative and performing arts […]