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UFV presents student forum Peace, (Re)conciliation and Social Justice — Feb 25

Students from a class focused on issues related to race, space, and place will be presenting an online forum, titled Peace, (Re)conciliation and Social Justice, on Thurs, Feb 25. Professors Michelle La Flamme and Anna Griffith will co-facilitate this event, which will feature student research projects from their Interdisciplinary Studies 300 course, Race, Space and […]

Dow to speak on turning knowledge into action in Science Talks series Feb 2

If you’ve been wondering what UFV’s Community Health and Social Innovation Hub has been up to in its first 10 months, you’ll want to check out Dr. Martha Dow’s presentation in the ongoing Science Talks lecture series on Tues, Feb 2. Dow, the Director of CHASI, will be speaking on the topic of Turning Knowledge […]

Innovation grants available for exploration and development of bright ideas

Are you a student with a great idea that will benefit society? UFV’s Esposito Family Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EFCIE) might have a grant for you! The centre launched last year to support innovation in the Fraser Valley. “We know that students often generate great ideas in the course of their studies,” says Dr. […]

UFV launches Esposito Family Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Great minds working together help build great communities. A new research centre focused on innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of the Fraser Valley aims to do just that. The Esposito Family Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (EFCIE), established through a generous endowment provided by the Esposito family, began operating early this year. Dr. Jon […]

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 […]