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Research Excellence Award 2020: Robert Harding is recognized for his extensive work

Three decades ago, in a different life, professional actor Robert Harding sat with a friend — one of New Zealand’s top Maori actors — watching a news report showing Indigenous peoples protesting Columbus Day on New York City streets.  “Pete turned to me, and said, ‘What’re the Indians so upset about, mate?’” Harding recalls. “When […]

Tips for teaching your kids at home during COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has turned many of us into home schooling families. In honour of National Teacher Day, Dr. Vandy Britton, head of UFV’s Teacher Education department, passes along some tips for parents and children suddenly faced with learning from home and online.     Here’s the list: Create a structure or routine together that […]

Teacher candidates adapt to sudden switch to virtual classroom

Before schools paused for spring break on March 13, UFV Bachelor of Education student Tsandlia Van Ry was living her dream of becoming a teacher. She was posted to Vedder Elementary in Chilliwack, close to her Skowkale First Nation traditional home. Van Ry, who also holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from UFV, had completed just […]

Child Life student rides pandemic wave during hospital internship

When Danielle Geddes started her Child Life Specialist internship on the acute medical inpatient ward at Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg in February, she had no idea that by the end of it she would be fully masked and wearing protective gear for most shifts with her young clients. Geddes, who is completing a Child Life […]

Alumni entrepreneurs adjust to COVID curveball

What does a true entrepreneur do when the market throws a giant curveball? Adjust. Alex McAulay and Joel Primus are seasoned entrepreneurs who have teamed up to launch several businesses. Their latest? Kosan, a travel wear company they founded in 2017. The problem? Not many people are buying travel wear when international travel has slowed […]

Historian Jean Barman to speak about Abbotsford legend Irene Kelleher — Feb 10

Governor General Award-winning author Jean Barman will present a talk about Abbotsford teacher Irene Kelleher at the University of the Fraser Valley on February 10. In her new book, Invisible Generations: Living Between Indigenous and White in the Fraser Valley (Caitlin Press), Barman explores the history of the region and the prejudice people of mixed Indigenous and […]

The many lives of Mo Dhaliwal — alumni feature

“Why me?” When we asked Mo Dhaliwal to be the subject of a feature in UFV’s Skookum magazine, he was a little hesitant. “I didn’t have a fantastic academic history at UFV. I left in my third year of the business program and never finished,” he said, attributing his spotty record to “all sorts of […]