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Catching up with Tanya Jonker — applying research at Facebook Reality Labs

When we last checked in with Dr. Tanya Jonker in 2014, she was pursuing her PhD in psychology and planning a career in academia. Since then, she has completed her doctorate and transitioned to a career in research and development as a research science manager with Facebook Reality Labs. She leads a team of interdisciplinary […]

Catching up with Justice Shirzad Ahmed — 2011 Distinguished Alumni award winner

A former UFV student from the university-college era is now a Federal Court judge. Justice Shirzad Ahmed was appointed to the Federal Court on September 14, 2017. The Federal Court is Canada’s national trial court. It deals with cases in a broad range of areas of federal jurisdiction, including national security law, intellectual property law, […]

Gillespie explains bees and the threats facing native pollinators — Science Talks lecture November 2

Dr. Sandra Gillespie’s lineage explains plenty. Growing up in the Fraser Valley in a family of biologists, she developed an affinity for the outdoors and all of the species that inhabit it.  “My interest in the natural world started naturally from being around adults that encouraged observation and curiosity,” says Gillespie, an assistant biology professor […]

Career Month makes it easier for students to plan for life after UFV

In the midst of a busy semester, it can be difficult for students to focus on life after university. UFV’s Centre for Experiential and Career Education is making it easier for students to integrate career planning into their university routine by offering more than 20 online (and a few in-person) workshops on a variety of […]

COVID-19 provides real-time pandemic research opportunities — panel Nov 4

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on society. It has forced us to change many of our daily habits and challenged our assumptions about routines and activities we took for granted in the past. It also provided researchers with the opportunity to conduct real-time research on the effects of a pandemic. The UFV […]

Mission campus to host new Centre of Excellence for Children, Youth, and Families

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and the City of Mission are very pleased to announce that the UFV Mission campus at Heritage Park Centre will become a new Centre of Excellence for Children, Youth, and Families. The Centre will host a mixture of academic programming, research, scholarly activity, and outreach programs relating to […]

Kin student learns that there’s more to research than looking through a microscope

Research is just looking through a microscope, right? Katrina Frankenberger, a fourth-year kinesiology student with an extended minor in psychology, fell prey to this misconception when her first research opportunity presented itself. “I always thought of research as looking at something through a microscope. I now know that is really narrow-minded but it’s what we […]

South Asian Studies Institute receives Heritage Defender award

UFV’s South Asian Studies Institute (SASI) has been recognized for its contribution to heritage preservation in British Columbia. SASI received the Heritage Defender award on October 15 at the 11th annual Darpan Extraordinary Achievement Awards. Satwinder Bains, director of SASI, accepted the award on behalf of SASI and the university. “The Heritage Defender award recognizes […]

Local locks sheared in support of Indigenous language scholarship

We’ve all heard of COVID hair. A certain segment of the population saw the pandemic as an opportunity to unleash their 1980s hair-band or 1970s prog-rock look as people worked from home and were reluctant to venture out to the hairdresser or barber shop. Now as people gradually return to the office, some come with […]