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Distinguished Alumni 2017 Emily Henry: Helping Indigenous offenders heal through connection with culture

Many people note the over-representation of Indigenous people in the federal corrections system. UFV alumna Emily Henry has built a career on designing programs to help them. For her leadership role in introducing treatment programs influenced by Indigenous cultural beliefs and practices, the University of the Fraser Valley is recognizing Henry as its Distinguished Alumni […]

International Education week: Learn and Love Diversity

UFV is celebrating International Education Week November 13-17. This year’s theme is Learn and Love Diversity. Mon, Nov 13               Internationalization Goals Open House 3:30pm Global Lounge B223 Tues, Nov. 14 Racism in the Fraser Valley: a community connections ‘How To’ Presented by Cycling For Diversity 1:30 pm Global Lounge B223 Wed, Nov 15 Islamaphobia Presented […]

UFV Theatre presents The Bear, up close and personal!

UFV Theatre kick offs its 2017-18 “In Transit” Season of Theatre in the newly renovated studio on UFV’s Abbotsford campus with a farce. The season opens with a darkly hilarious production of Anton Chekhov’s The Bear. With only 30 seats available in the intimate performance space, audience members will experience The Bear up close and […]

UFV investigating e-security incident

On Monday, October 30, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) learned of a security incident impacting a small group of students. UFV is currently investigating a suspicious email and the related disclosure of limited personal information. The 29 students directly affected were contacted on Monday and UFV is working with them to take steps […]

Witness Blanket artist Carey Newman to speak at closing ceremony

As the Witness Blanket exhibit at the University of the Fraser Valley draws to a close, the artist who created it will speak about his inspiration. Artist Carey Newman (Ha-yalth-kingeme) will visit UFV for the closing ceremony of the Witness Blanket exhibit, at 6 pm on Wed, Nov 8. The presentation will take place in […]

UFV Alumni Association torch passed to Nav Bains

UFV’s Alumni Association will continue to be served by a dedicated leader, as Nav Bains takes the torch from Nik Venema as association chair. Bains (BBA ’13), a marketing specialist for G&F Financial Group, ascends to the chair after serving as vice-chair. “Under the leadership of Nik for the past two years, the Alumni Association […]

Marvellous Marcellus duo: family supports UFV students in memory of parents

For two-thirds of a century, the names Jim and Cathy Marcellus were synonymous with health and education in the community of Mission, BC. The memory of these life-long learners will live on in bursaries designed to help UFV students studying in disciplines that were dear to Jim and Cathy’s hearts. The newly established Marcellus Family […]

Longstanding UFV Nursing Health Fair returns Oct. 27

Following an 18-year tradition, UFV nursing students offer another opportunity to learn about important issues at Friday’s annual health fair inside Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre. Located near Dollar Tree, the fair runs throughout the day featuring displays and conversations ranging from the fentanyl overdose epidemic to shopping smart for good nutrition, effective breast self-examination, vascular […]

Indigenous art to be unveiled on Abbotsford campus Oct 26

In the spirit of Indigenizing the campus, UFV has commissioned works by local Indigenous artists. These works will be unveiled on Thursday, Oct 26 at 1 pm in the Abbotsford campus lecture theatre (Abby B101). These works not only reflect and include Indigenous students on campus, they provide a point of education for all of […]

Chilliwack’s Jim Ryan to share stories of his quadriplegic life

Jim Ryan is living proof that life can change in an instant. And that even after calamity, life goes on. And he will share that story at the University of the Fraser Valley’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park on Mon, Oct 23 at noon as part of the Health Sciences Speaker Series. The event, […]

Reconciliation ambassador Robert Joseph to speak at UFV Oct 25

A hereditary chief and residential school survivor who serves as ambassador for Reconciliation Canada will share his story at UFV on Wed, October 25 at 6 pm. Chief Dr. Robert Joseph will speak as part of the President’s Leadership Lecture Series at UFV, which this fall is aligned with the Witness Blanket exhibit currently on […]

UFV Future of Food event features visiting African scholars

An international roster of experts will serve up serious food for thought at UFV on October 25. Billed as a global food systems and food security conversation, the Future of Food event features UFV Canada Research Chair Lenore Newman and Agriculture Centre of Excellence director Garry Fehr along with Dr. Alex Awiti (Aga Khan University […]