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China CIDUT

Trip to China strengthens ties and yields fruitful new collaborations

June 20, 2011 — UFV President Dr. Mark Evered and his wife Maureen recently returned from an extensive tour of five Chinese cities, organized by Betty Wang, UFV China liaison officer.  During their two-week stay, they had the opportunity to meet with key partner universities. “I was delighted to visit some of our current partners and […]

Mark Evered

UFV visit to China planned to strengthen ties with Chinese partner universities

With the world’s most powerful economy and millions of young people seeking post-secondary education abroad, China is an important market for any university interested in international partnerships.The University of the Fraser Valley has been involved in several Chinese educational initiatives over the years, and is open to exploring new partnerships. UFV president Mark Evered, will […]

Trethewey house

International students help promote local history at Trethewey House

On Friday, June 3, 2011, a group of UFV international students visited the Trethewey House Heritage Site, located near Mill Lake in Abbotsford. The group has volunteered to translate Trethewey House’s display information binders in more than a dozen languages, including Arabic, French, Spanish, Indonesian, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Urdu, Korean, Punjabi, German, Hindi, Russian, Japanese, and […]

NAFSA Tour

Fraser Valley tour brings diverse group of educators to UFV campus

On May 30, 2011, 44 guests from 20 countries participated in a Fraser Valley tour organized by UFV International as part of the NAFSA conference for international educators held in Vancouver from May 29 to June 3, 2011. “This was a milestone event,” says John Potts, associate director of UFV International. “It was the first […]

Daffodil stand 2011

Daffodils brighten up UFV campus with hope

Daffodil sales in support of the Canadian Cancer Society ran in Alumni Hall from March 23 to 25, 2011. Intenational student volunteers raised $1,883.95 to support cancer prevention, advocacy and research in Canada. This was the fifth year the daffodil campaign, a longstanding cancer fundraiser, ran on the UFV campus. “This year, we had 32 […]

Pray for Japan

Community support boosts student-led fundraising for Japan

With the support of the Abbotsford and UFV communities, Japanese students have raised a grand total of $8,534 as a donation to the Red Cross to help with earthquake relief in Japan. The Japanese dinner, held on March 31 at U-House, raised a total of $2,343. Over 200 people sampled food donated by local restaurants, […]

Japan fundraising

UFV Japanese students show solidarity

In the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, UFV Japanese students joined together to pray and raise money for their homeland. Students have set up tables to collect donations at Tim Horton’s and Alumni Hall on campus, as well as at selected outlets throughout Abbotsford. In addition, […]

Diaspora

$5,000 scholarship powers up Study Abroad

December 21, 2010 —  Five University of the Fraser Valley students will be leaving soon to study in Europe on a $5,000 scholarship, thanks to a unique partnership that links UFV and York University in Toronto with the University of Münster in Germany and Northampton University in the UK. Established in 2009, the Diaspora Studies […]

Tea Time 2010

Tea Time helps cheer up starving students

A cup of tea can warm the heart: add a cookie or two, mix with good conversation, and sprinkle with laughter, and you have Tea Time, an informal drop-in for UFV students that takes place every Friday, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m at U House. “We know it can be difficult for international students […]

Christmas Party 2010

UFV International Christmas party features dancing and prizes

November 18, 2010 — The annual UFV International student Christmas party is scheduled for November 26, 2010 at Rancho catering at Delair Rd, Abbotsford, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will feature food, dancing, prizes, and a visit from Santa. “The students who participated in the Abbyfest fashion show will perform for us,” […]

Fashion show 2010

World fashion hits the catwalk

September 08, 2010 — The UFV student-led Multicultural Fashion Show promises to be the highlight for the third year in a row at ABBYFEST, Abbotsford Multicultural Festival, held on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at the Exhibition Center. “Every year, UFV students organize a fashion show to showcase their cultural dress and music,” says Michelle Rickaby, […]