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UFV Future of Food event features visiting African scholars

An international roster of experts will serve up serious food for thought at UFV on October 25. Billed as a global food systems and food security conversation, the Future of Food event features UFV Canada Research Chair Lenore Newman and Agriculture Centre of Excellence director Garry Fehr along with Dr. Alex Awiti (Aga Khan University […]

New bin system makes reducing and recycling easier

You’ve finished eating your lunch and are staring at the remnants: a plate and cutlery from the cafeteria, a pop can, and a banana peel. Old you: toss it into one garbage container. New you: approach the waste and recycle station in the hallway and figure out what goes where. That plate and cutlery from […]

Professor Katherine Watson speaks about Program Evaluation

Online graduate certificate in Program Evaluation set to launch at UFV In January 2018

Are you a public sector professional looking for a change of pace and wanting to make a difference? According to sociology professor Katherine Watson, you may want to add a program evaluation specialization to your area of practice. “Program evaluators are needed to assess the relevance, sustainability, impact, and effectiveness of government programs,” says Watson. […]

UFV Theatre In-Transit season marks move to Abbotsford

UFV Theatre has revealed In-Transit, its 2017-18 season, marking its move to its newly renovated performance space at the Abbotsford campus. This season offers a diverse selection of original, classic, and contemporary plays, featuring characters in the midst of transitions. The Bear: A Farce in One Act by Anton Chekhov Directed by Noel Funk Nov […]

Student art projects brighten bleak campus corners

Art can be so much more than just a pretty picture. It can transform environments and win over hearts and minds, says UFV Visual Arts professor Chris Friesen. Students from Friesen’s UFV’s Community Arts Practice class took on the daunting task of transforming some unattractive spaces into warm and welcoming spots on the Abbotsford and […]

Bright berries see a juicy future with Raspberry magazine

Bands blast, rappers lay down beats, and poets are slamming — all in one night and all in one room. One young woman is in her element, putting herself on the line and reading for  a live audience. It’s all part of a fundraising evening organized by the Raspberry collective at the Reach Gallery and […]

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 […]

Cherished by Criminology, Forster earns UFV Staff Excellence Award

Powered by student energy and lauded by the department she supports, this year’s UFV Staff Excellence Award winner can do it all because she’s done it all. Bouncing between departments as an auxiliary in the early 2000s, Cherish Forster sometimes followed full shifts in Registration by adding a few extra hours taking calls on UCFV’s […]

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 […]

Transit Police Chief LePard goes back to school and earns gold medal

Chief Doug LePard didn’t need a master’s degree. But he wanted one. The Chief of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police force decided it was “now or never” two years ago and joined the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program at the University of the Fraser Valley. On June 6, he will cross the UFV […]