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UFV hosts successful science fair

2017 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair Results Over 50 awards were handed out at the annual Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair held April 4 to 7. Students from 18 schools in the Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, and Mission area came together to compete for prizes and a chance to represent Team BC at the Canada Wide […]

UFV takes home hardware at BC Skills Competition

UFV trades students earned five medals at the Provincial Skills Canada British Columbia competition held in Abbotsford at Tradex on April 5. UFV students, including high school students who are taking entry level trades training at UFV, won four golds and a silver medal. Medalists: Andrew Drake – Gold, Automation and Control, UFV Clayton Steinbach […]

Teacher Ed celebrates 10 years at UFV

Step into a school in the Fraser Valley, or even as far away as Egypt, and chances are you’ll find an alumnus of UFV Teacher Education program guiding young minds. A total of 381 new teachers have graduated from Teacher Education at UFV since the one-year program started in 2007. The program began with an […]

Newman to speak on Cod Tongues Tuesday

Join us in the Abbotsford campus library on Tuesday, April 4 from 2-3 for a lively discussion about the dynamic nature of Canadian cuisine with Dr Lenore Newman.  Lenore will be featuring her research and adventures from her new book, Speaking in Cod Tongues: Canada’s Culinary Landscape. Learn how Canada’s multicultural society expresses itself through […]

Grand Theft Terra Firma — a “devised performance” — next up for UFV Theatre

UFV Theatre is proud to present Grand Theft Terra Firma, a presentation devised by theatre students and community members in partnership with The Reach Gallery and Stó:lō Nation — Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre. Grand Theft Terra Firma explores how S’ólh Téméxw — the traditional and unceded territories of the Stó:lō people—was colonized in […]

UFV and province announce $6.5 million for additional trades training space

NEWS RELEASE CHILLIWACK – Students at the University of the Fraser Valley will soon have access to 24,000-square-feet of teaching and shop space for heavy-mechanical and farm-technology programs to meet the growing demands for trades in the community. The $6.5-million project will accommodate students in the heavy-mechanical foundation and apprentice programs at the Canada Education […]

Jonathan Goldstein, author and radio personality, visits UFV

Jonathan Goldstein wraps up CIVL 101.7 FM’s mini-school lecture series with a presentation followed by a question and answer session. He’ll reflect on his career, the practice of making radio and podcasts, and his new show Heavyweight, Goldstein’s writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Believer and GQ. He’s a […]

Health Fair & Overdose Crisis presentation — March 27

Ranging from stress and lifestyle management to healthy sleep patterns and sexual health, UFV’s longstanding Health Fair offers a wide variety of topics for the general public 9am-5:30pm Monday, March 27 inside Building A’s atrium at UFV’s campus at Canada Education Park. The event also features a special Dean’s Speaker Series presentation at noon entitled […]

Trades and Tech Centre opens doors on March 2 — come on in and try a trade!

From big machines, to 3d printing, to CNC routers, to robotics arms, the Trades and Technology Centre has a lot to show. Bring the family, tour the facilities, and learn about trades training in Chilliwack. The following activities will run in various shops: Heavy equipment simulator Drag race reaction timer:  test your reaction time in […]

UFV Theatre presents Bakkhai, a modern take on a Greek classic

UFV Theatre’s season of “Bright Ideas” continues with Bakkhai, a new version of Euripides’ Greek tragedy by celebrated Canadian writer, Anne Carson. This powerful play addresses the duality of human nature, the relationship between control and freedom, and their relative importance to society. Pentheus (Erich Petkau) has banned the wild, ritualistic worship of the god […]

New exhibit documents the long struggle for the South Asian vote in Canada

The Indo-Canadian community has been part of the Canadian multicultural mosaic for more that 100 years. Its members contributed to society and help build the economy during the early decades of their time here without having the right to express their opinions through voting in provincial or federal elections. In current times, candidates running for […]

Literary Arts Week features Writer-in-Residence Jordan Abel

UFV’s Writer-in-Residence for 2017 is Nisga’a writer Jordan Abel. He will make his debut during UFV’s Literary Arts Week, starting Feb 20. Abel’s creative work has recently been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope), The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation (Arbiter Ring), and The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in […]