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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 […]

UFV student’s Poppy Project maps link Chilliwack past and present

To read the full Chilliwack Progress story on this interesting project, written by Jennifer Feinberg, go to:  http://www.theprogress.com/news/282075581.html This is an excerpt from the Chilliwack Progress story: Soldiers from Chilliwack who laid down their lives in the Great War and Second World War can now be searched online with interactive maps. Welcome to the Poppy […]

UFV looks back 100 years with Great War Day — Oct 3

A century ago, Fraser Valley families were sending their young men off to war, some with a sense of optimism that they would be home by Christmas, others with a taste for adventure and a desire to see the world. Some felt a sense of loyalty to Mother England and her British Empire that compelled […]