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Eleanor Busse Klassen wants to help you help students on Giving Tuesday

Eleanor Busse Klassen, Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, is retiring from UFV after 23 years and wants to challenge others at UFV to make a special gift to support the Student Emergency Fund. Eleanor wants to create a ripple before she leaves UFV. In her words: “I found a quote early in […]

UFV Theatre presents The Bear, up close and personal!

UFV Theatre kick offs its 2017-18 “In Transit” Season of Theatre in the newly renovated studio on UFV’s Abbotsford campus with a farce. The season opens with a darkly hilarious production of Anton Chekhov’s The Bear. With only 30 seats available in the intimate performance space, audience members will experience The Bear up close and […]

Marvellous Marcellus duo: family supports UFV students in memory of parents

For two-thirds of a century, the names Jim and Cathy Marcellus were synonymous with health and education in the community of Mission, BC. The memory of these life-long learners will live on in bursaries designed to help UFV students studying in disciplines that were dear to Jim and Cathy’s hearts. The newly established Marcellus Family […]

Longstanding UFV Nursing Health Fair returns Oct. 27

Following an 18-year tradition, UFV nursing students offer another opportunity to learn about important issues at Friday’s annual health fair inside Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre. Located near Dollar Tree, the fair runs throughout the day featuring displays and conversations ranging from the fentanyl overdose epidemic to shopping smart for good nutrition, effective breast self-examination, vascular […]

Reconciliation ambassador Robert Joseph to speak at UFV Oct 25

A hereditary chief and residential school survivor who serves as ambassador for Reconciliation Canada will share his story at UFV on Wed, October 25 at 6 pm. Chief Dr. Robert Joseph will speak as part of the President’s Leadership Lecture Series at UFV, which this fall is aligned with the Witness Blanket exhibit currently on […]

New bin system makes reducing and recycling easier

You’ve finished eating your lunch and are staring at the remnants: a plate and cutlery from the cafeteria, a pop can, and a banana peel. Old you: toss it into one garbage container. New you: approach the waste and recycle station in the hallway and figure out what goes where. That plate and cutlery from […]

ShakeOut and UFV Alert: drop, cover, and hold on

  UFV is participating in The Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill on Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 am. UFV Alert delivers important information to cell phones during an emergency or extreme weather event. It will be tested at the same time and if you’re a UFV student, faculty, or staff member, and registered with Alert, you’ll receive […]

Dr. Gabor Maté at UFV – Video

Dr. Gabor Maté brought his unique perspective on addictions and trauma to the University of the Fraser Valley’s Abbotsford campus on Monday, Sept 25. Maté’s presentation was entitled Prisoners of Childhood: Reconciling Justice with Trauma History, Healing and Resilience. In conversation with Maté were people who had experienced trauma, addiction, and incarceration.    

Shelagh Rogers to speak at UFV on being a witness to Truth and Reconciliation

Like many Canadians, Shelagh Rogers lived much of her life largely unaware of the Indian Residential School system and the suffering of those subjected to it. While hosting a CBC series called Our Home and Native Land, Rogers interviewed people from several generations of an Indigenous family from Nanaimo, and subsequently befriended them. Through getting […]

Gabor Maté to speak at UFV on addictions and healing from trauma

When it comes to counselling people with addictions, Dr. Gabor Maté speaks from experience. For 12 years he worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site. He brought his unique perspective on addictions and trauma to the University of the Fraser […]