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Meet UFV writer-in-residence Anosh Irani

  UFV’s writer-in-residence this semester is Anosh Irani. Irani is the author of three novels, as well as a successful playwright of three plays, all three of which have been produced by the  Vancouver Arts Club.  He’s recently returned from India where he’s working on a film about the plight of small farmers caught in India’s hideous, inescapable debt crisis. […]

Dead Man’s Cell Phone held over at UFV Theatre

Due to several performance cancellations due to severe weather conditions, the production has been held over until Jan 29, with performances at 7:30 pm on Thurs, Fri, and Sat, Jan 26-28, and a 2 pm matinee on Sun, Jan 29. Contact 604-795-2814 or theatre@ufv.ca for tickets. (UFV employees note: the production features UFV English professor […]

UFV English professor takes part in Dead Man’s Cell Phone

UFV’s Virginia Cooke, who is playing a role in the production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone, was recently featured in an article by the Langley Advance. By Roxanne Hooper Old enough to take retirement seminars seriously, Fort Langley’s Virginia Cooke has no aspirations of growing up to be an actor. But as a university English […]

UFV alumnus reinvents the strip mall

  A UFV alumnus has a vision for Abbotsford’s downtown core that reimagines it with some new and sustainable design concepts. Scott Varga (BA ’11) has entered a contest called Strip Appeal, put on by the University of Alberta, which asks participants to re-invent the standard North-American strip mall. While the winners are being selected […]

UFV fashion student represents Canada at Hong Kong exhibition

A dress made with the help of marbles, clothes pins, and sheer creativity will be on display at a prestigious event in Hong Kong this month. The University of the Fraser Valley’s Kim Kokaszka is the only Canadian student, and one of three in North America, selected to showcase a piece at the International Shibori […]

UFV’s The Arabian Nights on Shaw TV

The UFV Theatre department is kicking off its 2011/12 season with an adaptation of The Arabian Nights by American playwright Mary Zimmerman. Shaw TV recently stopped by the Chilliwack campus to film a rehearsal and interview director Heather Robertson. For more details on the show, which starts this Friday, click here: http://blogs.ufv.ca/2011/10/the-arabian-nights/ httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_byQ9ogbJcA&feature=relmfu  

UFV presents the Ehsaas South Asian Film Festival

UFV will soon be hosting a film festival honouring the centennial celebration of Abbotsford’s Gur Sikh Temple. The seventh annual Ehsaas South Asian Film Festival is taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 5–10 p.m. Hosted by UFV’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, the event will feature an opening reception at 5 p.m. with an array […]

UFV Mennonite lecture series: The connection between relief work and peace

The work of Mennonites locally and around the world has long been associated with peace.  This association will be highlighted in a panel discussion at the University of the Fraser Valley next week. Titled Engagement, it will focus on the question, “What is the connection between relief and development work, and peace?” The event, taking […]

Visit Tanzania to help develop a community, and yourself

Strengthen your resume and gain international experience while positively impacting a community across the world. That’s the opportunity being offered to UFV students through six funded summer internships to Tanzania, Africa with the Global Development Institute (GDI).­ The project is made possible by funding received from the Canadian International Development Agency and the Students for […]

UFV presents The Arabian Nights

  The UFV Theatre department has kicked off its 2011/12 season with an adaptation of The Arabian Nights by American playwright Mary Zimmerman. Performed on the Chilliwack campus, this critically praised work re-examines the tale of Scheherazade. Since discovering his queen’s infidelity — which she pays for with her life — cruel King  Shahryar has […]