Research & Graduate Studies RSS feed for this section

UFV Chilliwack to host science café focused on food sustainability

The Fraser Valley is the heart of agriculture in British Columbia. But along with bumper crops of berries and corn come real concerns about the future of food production.  Climate change, heat domes, floods, drought, global warning, and rising prices all have an impact on local and global food security.   The University of the […]

Two women with UFV connections nominated for 2023 YWCA Women of Distinction awards

Two women with UFV connections have been nominated for 2023 YWCA Women of Distinction awards. Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards is the organization’s primary fundraising event, honouring extraordinary women leaders and businesses. Dr. Lenore Newman — nominated in Environmental Sustainability category Dr. Lenore Newman is Founder and Director of the Food and […]

Welding students’ innovation helps local farmers deal with plastic waste

Driving through the countryside, people often like to marvel at what look like “marshmallow fields” visible by the roadside. In reality, those giant white or green marshmallows are rolls of grass, expertly wrapped in plastic to preserve it for feeding to dairy cows. Larger pieces of bunker plastic are also used to cover silage (chopped […]

UFV launches collaborative reconciliation program in partnership with Stó:lō agencies

The University of the Fraser Valley is collaborating with a group of Stó:lō agencies to offer an educational program that will help participants enhance their capacity for reconciliation building. Xwelítem Siyáya: Allyship and Reconciliation Building will be offered by the UFV Peace and Reconciliation Centre (PARC), in partnership with the Stó:lō Nation, the Stó:lō Tribal […]

Flood Stories to be on display at The Reach

UFV’s Flood Stories project collected introspective and impactful stories, images, art, and insights from people affected by the devastating Sumas Prairie flood of November 2021 and related environmental disasters. Now the public will be able to view the results of the project at a special exhibition at Abbotsford’s The Reach Gallery Museum. The Flood Stories […]

Flood Stories winners’ submissions ‘incredibly powerful’

A year after flooding devastated the Fraser Valley, the collective experience has been captured in a series of artistic expressions garnered through a contest and an open invitation for those affected to share their stories. The results are in, and they’re remarkable, according to Dr. Michelle Superle, who organized the Flood Stories project. “The inspiration […]

UFV welders forge strong anti-war symbol

  The war being waged by Russia against Ukraine hits a little too close to home for Maciej Kaczor, a program technician in the Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley, who is originally from Poland. “The whole thing weighs heavily on me. I have friends from Ukraine, and […]

NFB film with SASI ties debuts at the Vancouver International Film Festival

A film with strong ties to UFV’s South Asian Studies Institute (SASI) recently made its debut at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF).  Unarchived is a documentary (directed by Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok) backed by the National Film Board of Canada that explores the histories of communities that are often overlooked and excluded by […]

Flood Stories project provides writing-for-healing opportunities

People in the Fraser Valley and much of B.C. endured an extremely stressful collective experience last November and early December when multiple floods occurred. Now a special project based at the University of the Fraser Valley is inviting those affected to share their experiences. The Flood Stories expressive arts contest offers an outlet for people […]