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Dr. Lenore Newman appointed Canada Research Chair at UFV

    The University of the Fraser Valley has a new federally funded researcher on campus. Dr. Lenore Newman was recently appointed Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment and joins the Geography department at UFV. She will also be working closely with the UFV Agriculture department. The Canada Research Chair program was established […]

Dr. Jacqueline Nolte appointed Dean of the new UFV College of Arts

  Jacqueline Nolte has been appointed Dean of Arts at UFV, after a two-year stint as UFV’s interim Dean of Arts. Nolte has been at UFV since 1999, starting as a sessional instructor in art history and gaining a faculty appointment in 2000. She served as Visual Arts department head from 2004 to 2009, and […]

Playwright Tomson Highway to visit UFV Oct 23 and 24

  A Canadian Aboriginal playwright with a previous connection to the University of the Fraser Valley will visit the Chilliwack and Abbotsford campuses this October. Cree writer Tomson Highway will be on the Chilliwack campus on Sunday, Oct. 23, for a staged reading of excerpts from his play The Rez Sisters. He will visit the […]

Carl Peters

Carl Peters publishes book on bill bissett

Carl Peters (who teaches English, Creative Writing, Visual Arts and Art History) has written the first book-length critical analysis of poet bill bissett’s work. Although internationally recognized as a pioneer of visual, concrete, sound, and performance poetry, few critics recognize bill bissett’s work in the visual arts to be of equal aesthetic importance — very […]

Trevor Carolan to speak on Group of Seven master Frederick Varley

    UFV English professor Trevor Carolan will be speaking on Group of Seven Artist Frederick Varley this weekend. This important member of Canada’s iconic Group of Seven artists lived and worked in the Vancouver area during the 1930s.  While residing near Rice Lake in North Vancouver, Varley painted many of his great masterworks and […]

UFV Season of Theatre announced

The University of the Fraser Valley Theatre department has announced the 2011/12 theatre season with three great shows that are sure to entertain and educate theatre lovers at prices they can’t afford to ignore.  After all, live theatre is… the ultimate in 3D entertainment! ARABIAN NIGHTS Nov. 9 – 27, 2011 Adapted by Mary Zimmerman […]

National fire database project seeks to improve fire safety

A cheque for $149,500 was presented to the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) on August 8, 2011, kicking off research into a national database that could lead to fewer fires and more effective and efficient fire-service delivery across the country. “This is a great example of the way faculty members at UFV and community […]

UFV Theatre presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone

        The second production of UFV’s theatre season is the quirky, black comedy, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. 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 […]