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Powerful panel trio for International Women’s Day at UFV

There will be some high-achieving women on hand at the University of the Fraser Valley on March 8 for International Women’s Day. Award-winning journalist and 2018 UFV honorary doctorate recipient Dr. Kim Bolan, award-winning author Robyn Maynard, and Indigenous political science professor Dr. Gina Starblanket will share their perspectives and personal and professional experiences. This […]

UFV to mark 60th anniversary of Dr. Zhivago with forum

It has been 60 years since Boris Pasternak’s Dr. Zhivago won the Nobel Prize for Literature. UFV’s College of Arts will be marking the event with a multidisciplinary forum on the legacy of this work on Tues, Nov 13 from 11:30 am to 2:20 pm in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (Abby B101). Admission is […]

Find our more about electoral reform with Hamish Telford — Oct 26

UFV political science professor and frequent media commentator Hamish Telford wants people to be able to make an informed choice in the current provincial referendum on electoral reform. So he’s presenting a talk titled Electoral Reform Referendum Demystified on Fri, Oct 26 at noon in Abbotsford A210. He has made similar presentation to community groups […]

Three peace-focused events at UFV this October

Interested in global politics and peace initiatives? Then you might want to check out three public events at the University of the Fraser Valley in October. Dr. Jimmy Juma will be speaking on Social Justice in a Time of War: Engaging the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, Oct 4, at 5:30 pm in room […]

Genocide expert to speak on Rohingya Crisis at UFV Feb 23

In recent months the Rohingya people of Myanmar have been targeted for widespread killing and mass expulsions by government forces and local Buddhist militias. Genocide scholar Adam Jones will explore the situation of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority population in western Myanmar, in guest lecture at UFV on Friday, Feb 23 at noon in room […]

UFV to host Brexit forum Oct 3

Will the European Union fall apart because of Brexit? Can the UK survive without the EU? What will the impact on Canada be? The United Kingdom (UK) is preparing to leave the European Union after the Brexit vote on June 23, 2016. What are the key factors that contributed to the turn of events in […]

UFV to host community forum on refugee crisis — Oct 27

We’ve all seen the images. Refugees fleeing their homes with only what they can carry, crossing the ocean on crowded vessels, and walking urban highways looking for a safe haven. Children and old people struggling to keep up, and in some tragic cases, falling by the wayside. The current plight of Syrian refugees has gripped […]