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UFV Theatre presents Bakkhai, a modern take on a Greek classic

UFV Theatre’s season of “Bright Ideas” continues with Bakkhai, a new version of Euripides’ Greek tragedy by celebrated Canadian writer, Anne Carson. This powerful play addresses the duality of human nature, the relationship between control and freedom, and their relative importance to society. Pentheus (Erich Petkau) has banned the wild, ritualistic worship of the god […]

UFV Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights, and Land Claims certificate

Undergrads add career-enhancing credential to résumé with Land Claims certificate

Thinking of a career in politics, law, education, social work, human rights, public administration, or international development? In any of these professions, you can give yourself a leg up by developing a strong understanding of the history of Indigenous land claims and treaties in Canada. And with UFV’s four-week, twelve-credit Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights and […]

New exhibit documents the long struggle for the South Asian vote in Canada

The Indo-Canadian community has been part of the Canadian multicultural mosaic for more that 100 years. Its members contributed to society and help build the economy during the early decades of their time here without having the right to express their opinions through voting in provincial or federal elections. In current times, candidates running for […]

Literary Arts Week features Writer-in-Residence Jordan Abel

UFV’s Writer-in-Residence for 2017 is Nisga’a writer Jordan Abel. He will make his debut during UFV’s Literary Arts Week, starting Feb 20. Abel’s creative work has recently been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope), The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation (Arbiter Ring), and The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in […]

UFV Theatre on the move to Abbotsford

All UFV Theatre programs, including degree, associate degree, and diploma courses, will be relocating to the Abbotsford UFV campus for the start of the September 2017 semester. The move consolidates UFV College of Arts programs at the Abbotsford campus and is required to increase enrolment and foster connections between Theatre and a wide variety of […]

Museologist George Jacob to speak on museums’ role in society — Jan 16

What is the role of museums and culture in our increasingly virtual and changing inter-connected world of accelerated communication and global mobility? “Museums are the souls of civil societies and they serve as repositories of our collective memory,” says Canadian museologist George Jacob, “They are an important catalyst for education, tourism, cultural infrastructure, and the […]

Planning students dare to dream for little town of Yale

Envisioning the future for a town with a historic past It was once the biggest town north of San Francisco and west of Chicago, with a population of more than 5,000, surging to 15,000 at one point. Yale in B.C.’s Fraser Canyon, now a village housing around 100 people with more living on nearby First […]

National equestrian champion has unbridled passion for design

From the head of the class to the back of her horse, Natalie Alves’ competitive streak knows no bounds. The 15-time national champion equestrian had universities lining up with open arms following her 4.0 GPA at Mission’s Heritage Park Secondary. But Alves knows life, like horseback riding, is all about balance. So she chose UFV’s […]

“Bright Ideas” of student directors featured in UFV Theatre’s dynamic production of 7 Stories

The second production of UFV Theatre’s “Bright Ideas” season is Morris Panych’s absurd comedy 7 Stories, a directing collaboration of fourth-year students Natasha Beaumont and Courtney Kelley. The play tells the story of a man deliberating suicide on the ledge of a high-rise building who is drawn into the bizarre personal lives of the building’s […]