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Peter Raabe of UFV’s philosophy department takes Korea by storm

Dr. Peter Raabe describes himself as a philosopher, a researcher, and a professor. While attending a philosophy conference in Korea this July, he was surprised to find out that he was also a bit of a rock star in his field. “It was kind of crazy,” he says with a laugh. “Everyone wanted to take […]

UFV social work students raise awareness of mental illness

Ten UFV students, as part of an upper-level social work course focused on community development, have been working since May to put together an event to raise awareness of mental illness in the Fraser Valley. “The process of putting this together has been amazing — really collaborative and rewarding,” says Jackie Rillera, one of the […]

UFV Graphic Design program given financial boost

A generous donation from the District of Mission on Tuesday evening will help revive the University of the Fraser Valley’s Graphic Design program. City Council presented the university with $500,000 in seed funding to establish the UFV Mission campus as the primary site for the Graphic and Digital Design diploma program. “We’re really excited that […]

Diversity mural collaboration brightens the streets of Abbotsford

Abbotsford just became a little bit brighter. As a collaborative effort between a myriad of community groups and services, Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) transformed the bare concrete side of their building into a mural. One of the very first steps was to hire Shelley Stefan, a Visual Arts (VA) instructor at UFV, as mural director. […]

Calling all fashionistas: UFV offers fashion camp for future designers

Do you have a fashionista in your life? Maybe they’ve seen one too many episodes of What Not to Wear, or maybe their Barbie catwalks rival those of Milan’s fashion week. Maybe they’re your go-to critic when you’re looking for a second opinion on your outfit, or maybe they’ve got a daring sense of style […]

Renaissance woman Marina Parapini bronze academic medalist at UFV

When Marina Parapini was told she had won the Governor General’s bronze medal at UFV, she had no idea what that meant. A quick Google search soon told her that it meant she had the highest GPA amongst those completing a two-year diploma at UFV — something that was both an honour and a surprise. […]

Video: Absolute Style 2012

If you couldn’t catch UFV’s Absolute Style 2012 afternoon show, watch the video for some of the highlights. The event showcased two runway times on Wed, April 25, attracting a packed house at both. The one-day event highlighted the work of the Fashion Design program and its grad students, while providing them with real-world fashion […]

Absolute Style 2012 a stylish success

  UFV’s Absolute Style 2012 was a stylish success. The event showcased two runway times on Wed, April 25, attracting a packed house at both. The one-day event highlighted the work of the Fashion Design program and its grad students, while providing them with real-world fashion industry experience. The runway featured an array of garments, […]