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A mother-daughter duo reflect on their time together at UFV

It’s not very typical for your mum join you in your graduation photo, but Isabelle St-Martin didn’t mind: her mum is a new graduate too! Both Isabelle and her mum, Dr. Shelley Canning, have been working hard at their credential for years. Shelley, who is an associate professor of nursing at UFV and an elected […]

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New Career Mapping tool to be game-changing for students: Including the ones who led its development

Justin Trudeau was once a teacher. The Rock was a professional football player. Jennifer Aniston was a telemarketer. The career trajectory for most people will take several detours. People change departments, change companies, and even change industries. A recent study indicates that the average Canadian worker will switch jobs 15 times in their lifetime. Liana […]

Digital mapping research position led to career job for Lyndon Hunter

Digital mapping. Satellite imagery. Statistical analysis. Sound intriguing? Lyndon Hunter sure thinks so. Whether it’s mapping travel plans or mapping weather patterns, Lyndon has been interested in mapping as far back as he can remember. Lyndon had never taken an agriculture course but that didn’t dissuade him from accepting the chance to work as a […]

Former ambassador to speak on Dealing with Modern China — April 29

Canada’s relationship with China is currently at a delicate point, but Canada’s former ambassador to China says that’s all the more reason to keep the dialogue between the two nations going. UFV’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre will host former ambassador Guy Saint-Jacques (who served in that role from 2012 to 2016) in a virtual presentation […]

International Transgender Day of Visibility — March 31

The International Transgender Day of Visibility began in 2009 when Trans, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit people recognized the need to celebrate Trans individuals and communities and their contributions to culture and society. This day is marked as a celebration, in contrast to the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which memorializes those who have lost their lives to […]

UFV Theatre presents Pariah (The Outcast) — March 24-27

The University of the Fraser Valley School of Creative Arts with UFV Theatre presents the second production of their 2020-2021 season, Pariah (The Outcast) by August Strindberg, directed by UFV faculty member Parjad Sharifi. Pariah (The Outcast) tells a mysterious psychological story about an American traveler and an archaeologist with contrasting moral beliefs, and their […]

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New mapping tool matches education with careers

Contributed by Arfhad Shaikh, Career Mapping Project Lead/Liaison — Student, Business Transformation Office in collaboration with Dave Pinton.  The Centre for Experiential and Career Education (CECE) is launching a new tool for UFV students, faculty, and staff — the Career Mapping Tool. This robust resource and a one-of-a-kind tool is designed to help students explore […]

Black Lives Matter Social Justice Art Project launches

This post is contributed by UFV Bachelor of Computing Information Systems student Prabhjot Kaur. Racism is a pandemic too! #BLM I am an international student enrolled in the Bachelor of Computer Information Systems program at UFV. I am currently involved in a work-study position focused on web design and community engagement with CityStudio Abbotsford. Part […]

One year in — a COVID-19 milestone: responses from the UFV community

March 15 marks one year since UFV announced a shift to a remote learning model for the remainder of the winter semester due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, which was officially declared on March 11, 2020. This massive shift to studying, teaching, and working from home for the majority of UFV employees […]