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Teaching Excellence 2019: Joel Feenstra’s “electrifying” teaching style garners award

Joel Feenstra’s teaching style has been described by his students as “electrifying”. Fortunately for all, they don’t mean literally. A dedicated, creative and passionate electronics, automation, and electrical instructor, Joel is the recipient of this year’s Teaching Excellence award at the University of the Fraser Valley. Even at 17, Joel had a long-term vision — […]

UFV Research Encounters lectures focus on innovation — Nov 20 and 29

The University of the Fraser Valley is highlighting research in two upcoming public lectures in November. The Research Encounters series will feature one UFV faculty member and one guest lecturer from India. Dr. Jon Thomas, who holds the BC Regional Chair in Canada-India Partnership Development at UFV and is a faculty member in the School […]

UFV to mark 60th anniversary of Dr. Zhivago with forum

It has been 60 years since Boris Pasternak’s Dr. Zhivago won the Nobel Prize for Literature. UFV’s College of Arts will be marking the event with a multidisciplinary forum on the legacy of this work on Tues, Nov 13 from 11:30 am to 2:20 pm in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (Abby B101). Admission is […]

Find our more about electoral reform with Hamish Telford — Oct 26

UFV political science professor and frequent media commentator Hamish Telford wants people to be able to make an informed choice in the current provincial referendum on electoral reform. So he’s presenting a talk titled Electoral Reform Referendum Demystified on Fri, Oct 26 at noon in Abbotsford A210. He has made similar presentation to community groups […]

UFV launches new Food and Agriculture Institute

The University of the Fraser Valley is launching a dynamic and essential research institute that will advance BC’s agricultural economy and promote a sustainable and prosperous food culture. The Food and Agriculture Institute (FAI) will foster food security through the study of intensive sustainable agricultural land use and develop applied research capacity to supply the […]

Carolan teams up with students for Harmony Arts Festival performance

English professor Trevor Carolan is taking experiential education to a new level. He will be performing with two of his former students in a music/poetry mashup at the Harmony Arts Festival on Aug 9 from 3 to 4 pm at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. Carolan and singer/guitarists Zachary Keely and Marlowe Ferris will share […]

Mary Gene Saudelli appointed Associate Dean of Professional Studies

The Faculty of Professional Studies welcomes Dr. Mary Gene Saudelli as Associate Dean. Mary joins the Faculty of Professional Studies from her role as the Teaching and Learning Faculty Development Consultant in the Centre of Teaching and Learning at UFV where she has been engaged in the  development of faculty across multiple academic fields.  She […]

Cherie Enns earns UFV’s 2018 Teaching Excellence Award

World traveller. Life changer. For more than three decades, Cherie Enns has worked as a passionate urban planner dedicated to local and international policy, human rights and community design. She’s helped dozens of students effect change — in their own backyards and throughout buzzing Africa cities, with countless others coming to appreciate their impact on […]

Harper named interim Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. David Harper will be taking on a new role as interim Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UFV. He will be reaching out to faculties, departments, and other stakeholders in the coming months to introduce the I&E@UFV initiative and gather your input. He will be taking a partial leave from his duties as a […]

Two authors with UFV connections BC Book Prize finalists

Two authors with UFV connections have been named a finalists for a BC Book Prize. English associate professor Andrea MacPherson’s most recent novel What We Once Believed is in the running for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, through the BC Book Prizes. What We Once Believed (Publisher: Caitlin Press) is the story of Maybe Collins, […]