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2020: a year of adapting and innovating as UFV responded to COVID-19

The year 2020 started out like many others at the University of the Fraser Valley. Students, faculty, and staff returned from the winter break and resumed classes. The Cascade athletic teams played their scheduled games. Students embarked on study-abroad semesters and international students journeyed from dozens of countries to study on UFV campuses. New students […]

Help pave the future at UFV — sponsor a paving stone

If the University of the Fraser Valley helped shape your life’s path, you are invited to pay it forward by helping to pave the future of UFV. The university is currently planning a revitalization of its entrance way between Buildings A and B on the Abbotsford campus, making it a more welcoming and accessible environment. […]

Sponsor steps in to enable publication of first English-to-Chinese translation of Indigenous history book

A book about Indigenous culture and history will soon be available for Chinese readers, thanks to the financial generosity of a Canadian business person. Shandong University Press will publish the first English-to-Chinese translation of one of University of the Fraser Valley historian Keith Carlson’s books on Canadian Indigenous history and settler colonialism. When Chris Pereira, […]

UFV Theatre experiments with an online performance of Antigone

The University of the Fraser Valley Theatre area and the School of Creative Arts present the first production of their 2020-2021 season, Antigone, adapted and directed by UFV faculty member Shelley Liebembuk. Responding to the challenges presented by the pandemic, UFV Theatre is creating and will present this work as live-stream performances via Zoom. This […]

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 […]

New COVID-19 Public Health orders issued

Dr. Bonnie Henry has issued new health orders specifically for the Coastal Health Region and the Fraser Health region which includes all UFV campuses. These orders are in place from November 8 to November 23. UFV must redouble our efforts to help curb the second wave of the virus and to help protect the health […]

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 […]

Fraser Valley Literary Festival goes online for 2020

If there’s one activity that’s COVID-19 friendly, it’s curling up on the couch with a good book. But book lovers also like to discover new authors, and authors love reaching new audiences. The 2020 Fraser Valley Literary Festival will do just that. Presented online, the third annual festival will bring thirteen Canadian writers together to […]

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 […]

Several UFV connections in provincial election campaign

The provincial election campaign is now over and all the votes have been cast. While final result will not be known in some ridings for a couple of weeks due to the need to count the large number of mail-in ballots, one thing is certain: several Fraser Valley candidates have a UFV connection. In Abbotsford-Mission, […]

UFV Pride Culture Series will explore variety of LGBTQ+-related topics

UFV has shifted its annual Pride Culture conference into a series of events stretching throughout the academic year. Activist Ben O’Keefe will kick things off with a keynote address on Tues, Oct 20, from 5 to 7 pm. He will speak on the topic The Intersectionality of Pride: Embracing Our Complexities. O’Keefe is a human […]