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UFV Food and Agriculture Institute seeks input from farmers on food systems

Attention farmers: UFV is hungry to learn more about what you do and how you do it! The University of the Fraser Valley’s Food and Agriculture Institute is seeking data with the aim of improving local food systems. Professors Michelle Superle and Cherie Enns of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Food and Agriculture Institute (UFV_FAI.ca) are collecting […]

Rajnish Dhawan is here for the laughs and the tears

  Comedian. Playwright. Pickleball aficionado. There’s more to Dr. Rajnish Dhawan than being a professor of English at UFV. The Chilliwack resident can often be found on stage at comedy nights from Chilliwack to Vancouver. And since coming to Canada in 2009, he has written and produced four plays. He’s also a frequent figure on […]

Queering Cancer site provides resources to the LGBTQ2+ community

Queering Cancer (www.queeringcancer.ca) is a new website that addresses systemic disparities in access to cancer support and information for people who identify as LGBTQ2+. The site is the brainchild of a research team that includes Dr. Evan Taylor, an assistant professor in the UFV School of Social Work and Human Services, and colleagues from Queen’s […]

Peace and Reconciliation Centre offers innovative funding opportunities for scholars and community members

UFV’s new Peace and Reconciliation Centre has awarded the first of what is hoped to be several grants totalling $30,000 to scholars, students, and community members. Political Science department head Fiona MacDonald has received funding from the Linking Fellowship for Visiting Scholars fund to bring a research partner from New Zealand to Canada to collaborate […]

Race and Anti-Racism Network finds new energy in current climate

Adrienne Chan and Satwinder Kaur Bains are weary anti-racism advocates. Both have dedicated decades of their personal and professional lives to the cause. But they carry on, because it’s a cause that they believe in to the core of their being. And they’d like your help. “Working against racism has been a lifelong process for […]

Passion Ignited — mentors guided Matt Douma from rebel to ER nursing career

Two mentors guided Matt Douma from rebel living in a car to ER nursing career Matt Douma wasn’t a typical nursing student. He chafed against convention and questioned the rules. He had passions outside of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, despite being warned by his professors that he wouldn’t have time for […]

UFV SASI receives $1.14 million in funding from the province

The South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley (SASI) with support from the Abbotsford Community Foundation has received $1.14 million in funding from the Province of BC to deliver Haq and History: A Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project. The funding allows SASI to continue work showcasing past and present contributions of the Punjabi […]

UFV launches the Community Health and Social Innovation Hub

The University of the Fraser Valley has teamed up with community partners to rapidly identify and apply innovations that will improve individual and community health. The Community Health and Social Innovation Hub (CHASI) is a physical and virtual gathering space, bringing UFV researchers and students together with health and social service professionals to foster innovative […]

UFV researching whether physical fitness has impact on COVID-19 severity

Does physical fitness influence COVID-19 symptom severity, symptom duration, and complications? A research team based at the University of the Fraser Valley wants to find out. And they need the cooperation, via an online survey, of people who have had COVID-19. Dr. Jason Brandenburg, an exercise physiology researcher, is leading a team of researchers from […]

Undergraduate Research Excellence award winners celebrated with video

UFV wasn’t able to host its annual Undergraduate Research Excellence awards in person this year, but the university recognized its winners via video. Garry Fehr, AVP Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies, introduced each winner.  UFV distributed more than $24,000 in award prize funds. Students were nominated by their faculty advisors. There are awards for each […]