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UFV presents Literary Cafe at Harrison Festival of the Arts

UFV’s Literary Café at the Harrison Festival of the Arts offers an intimate opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the west coast’s brightest writers and poets. Join us on July 10 for an evening of summertime stories that celebrate nature in beautiful British Columbia. This year we introduce a vibrant mix […]

Miriam Nichols’ dedication earns her UFV Research Excellence award

Miriam Nichols believes that teaching and research go hand in hand. For the 23 years that she has been an English literature professor at UFV, she has pursued research in addition to her teaching duties. Now she’s being recognized for her dedication with the 2017 UFV Research Excellence award. “I have always viewed my profession […]

Literary Arts Week features Writer-in-Residence Jordan Abel

UFV’s Writer-in-Residence for 2017 is Nisga’a writer Jordan Abel. He will make his debut during UFV’s Literary Arts Week, starting Feb 20. Abel’s creative work has recently been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope), The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation (Arbiter Ring), and The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in […]

Taylor Breckles enriches her UFV experience by embracing opportunities

It’s often said that to make the most of your university experience, you should do more than just attend classes and study for exams. Taylor Breckles takes that advice to heart. She refuses to give in to the commuter campus syndrome, and makes UFV’s Abbotsford campus her home away from home even though she lives […]

Author Shauna Singh Baldwin

UFV publishes Shauna Singh Baldwin’s first non-fiction book

Reluctant Rebellions: New and Selected Non-fiction, to be launched at UFV on Sept 29. The author is available for other BC and Alberta engagements. The University of the Fraser Valley’s long association with writer Shauna Singh Baldwin will be strengthened this fall when the university’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies publishes Baldwin’s first work of non-fiction. […]

Get to know Jen Sookfong Lee, UFV’s Writer-in-Residence

Novelist Jen Sookfong Lee is the 2016 Writer-in-Residence at UFV. Lee is the author of novels The End of East, Shelter, and The Better Mother. Her fourth book, The Conjoined, will be published in September. She will be on the Abbotsford campus Mondays and Tuesdays until April 8 and is available for class guest lectures […]

UFV hosting Literatures of the Fraser Valley conference March 5

British Columbia has long been a beacon for storytellers’ imaginations, and while the lion’s share of critical attention to the literary culture of British Columbia seems to often rest on Vancouver, the Fraser Valley’s own literary community is as vibrant as ever. That vibrancy will be on display on Thurs, March 5, as UFV hosts […]

UFV launches exhibit on Canadian Sikhs in First World War

Many Canadians fought in the First World War, and many were killed or injured. But it is often forgotten that those Canadians included ethnic minorities such as Indo-Canadians. The year 2014 marked the beginning of the centennial of World War I (also known as the ‘Great War’), which resulted in an estimated loss of 16 […]