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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 SASI receives $1.14 million in funding from the province

The South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley (SASI) with support from the Abbotsford Community Foundation has received $1.14 million in funding from the Province of BC to deliver Haq and History: A Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project. The funding allows SASI to continue work showcasing past and present contributions of the Punjabi […]

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 […]

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 […]

UFV grad wins Champion of Diversity award

Last month UFV alumnus Marc Forcier stood up in front of almost 400 people to accept an honour he wasn’t expecting at the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards (FVCDA). “It was shocking in a great way. I was just in awe, overwhelmed,” he says of receiving the Champion of Diversity trophy that now sits on […]

UFV to mark 60th anniversary of Dr. Zhivago with forum

It has been 60 years since Boris Pasternak’s Dr. Zhivago won the Nobel Prize for Literature. UFV’s College of Arts will be marking the event with a multidisciplinary forum on the legacy of this work on Tues, Nov 13 from 11:30 am to 2:20 pm in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (Abby B101). Admission is […]

Reconciliation ambassador Robert Joseph to speak at UFV Oct 25

A hereditary chief and residential school survivor who serves as ambassador for Reconciliation Canada will share his story at UFV on Wed, October 25 at 6 pm. Chief Dr. Robert Joseph will speak as part of the President’s Leadership Lecture Series at UFV, which this fall is aligned with the Witness Blanket exhibit currently on […]

UFV to host Brexit forum Oct 3

Will the European Union fall apart because of Brexit? Can the UK survive without the EU? What will the impact on Canada be? The United Kingdom (UK) is preparing to leave the European Union after the Brexit vote on June 23, 2016. What are the key factors that contributed to the turn of events in […]