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CityAge — The Future of Food 2.0 — June 3

The next edition in CityAge’s Future of Food series will look at how leading regions are driving strategies to foster and attract talent and build amazing companies. And how to give our entrepreneurs the skills that can build global market share. Event Themes: Case studies in how regions are accelerating the growth of food startups […]

Pandemic pets provide unconditional love and mental health support

We asked the UFV community how their pets have helped them cope during the pandemic. Winston the TA Robin Anderson, History Within the COVID context I built my online History 101 course last summer with Winston (my daughter’s dog) as the teaching assistant in several sections (over 150 students) in the summer, fall, and winter […]

UFV statement on Kamloops Indigenous victims

Trigger Warning//past trauma, death, residential school experience// The following post includes description of the fate of Indigenous children in British Columbia. This content may be disturbing and you may wish to avoid reading further if this will be upsetting. Access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866 925-4419.  The […]

UFV celebrates 2021 long-service employees

It’s a big year for employment milestones at UFV. More than 100 employees (109 to be exact) are celebrating a significant work anniversary this year. Congratulations to all those marking a 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, or 35-year anniversary of employment at UFV in 2021. (Sorry we could not find a photo of everyone. Note: […]

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 […]

Illustration of career mapping tool

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 […]