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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 […]

UFV launching Peace and Reconciliation Centre

The year 2020 has given us a global pandemic, world-wide protests around social justice issues, and the continued rise of terrorism. According to the 2020 Global Peace Index (GPI) global peacefulness has declined over the last year, for the fourth time in five years. Given that decline, the Peace and Reconciliation Centre (PARC) at the […]

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 […]

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 […]