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Want to get published? Find out how at UFV workshop with author Lindsay Wong

As a wide-eyed intern at publishing powerhouses like Wendy Lamb Books/Penguin Random House, and ICM Partners in New York City a decade ago, Lindsay Wong saw firsthand how competitive — and simultaneously discouraging — scoring a book deal is in reality. “When I was working with the legendary literary agent, Amanda Urban [at ICM Partners] […]

PD Day returns with an aim to help you heal

Dr. Maureen Wideman can relate to all the working-from-home traps that a pandemic year can present: The Zoom fatigue; the yearning for face-to-face interaction; the being confined to the home office. Recently Wideman, the AVP of Teaching and Learning at UFV, even discovered that she had low Vitamin D levels. “I was sitting in my […]

Illustration of career mapping tool

New mapping tool matches education with careers

Contributed by Arfhad Shaikh, Career Mapping Project Lead/Liaison — Student, Business Transformation Office in collaboration with Dave Pinton.  The Centre for Experiential and Career Education (CECE) is launching a new tool for UFV students, faculty, and staff — the Career Mapping Tool. This robust resource and a one-of-a-kind tool is designed to help students explore […]

UFV Building Renewal Phase 1 now “98% complete”

The new year ushered in a new look on UFV’s Abbotsford campus. With a dramatically improved exterior, vastly improved insulation, and extensive tech and cosmetic upgrades, Phase 1 of UFV’s Building Renewal Project is now “98-per-cent complete,” according to Nicolle Bourget, Building Renewal Project Manager. A few finishing touches, including landscaping, will finish the Building […]

Fast, flexible university-level learning with UFV’s new micro-credentials

A new approach is making applicable, accessible university-level credits available through an innovative micro-credential initiative. Currently enjoying a successful pilot stage, UFV’s micro-credential programs are set to expand in the upcoming spring and fall semesters. Covering Digital Marketing fundamentals such as web writing, collaborative and team working tools, graphic design, content promotion and WordPress, the […]

Black Lives Matter Social Justice Art Project launches

This post is contributed by UFV Bachelor of Computing Information Systems student Prabhjot Kaur. Racism is a pandemic too! #BLM I am an international student enrolled in the Bachelor of Computer Information Systems program at UFV. I am currently involved in a work-study position focused on web design and community engagement with CityStudio Abbotsford. Part […]

UFV groups blend the arts and data in upcoming events to combat racism

For Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, the co-chair of the Race and Antiracism Network (RAN) at UFV, the work is not done. Not even close. After a historic year for social justice reform globally, Sandhra still sees a contradiction in her own backyard. On the one hand, the rise of RAN membership and interest, as well as […]

Olav Lian to speak March 2 in Science Talks series

A UFV professor who has devoted his career to looking at long-term change through examining soil samples will be presenting in the Science Talks community lecture series on March 2. Catch Dr. Olav Lian speaking on the topic From the Last Ice Age to 2021 and Beyond — how our physical environment has adapted to […]

Sundeep Hans joins UFV as first Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Sundeep Hans will be UFV’s first Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Hans brings with her a wealth of experience in a variety of sectors including education, healthcare, government, and the not-for-profit space, where she has a proven record of advancing EDI through an anti-racism and anti-oppression approach. With a Master of Arts in Global […]

Some UFV romance stories to warm your heart on Valentine’s Day

A stolen glance across the classroom aisle. A chance encounter in the Timmy’s lineup. Running in to one another while both trying to find a prof’s office in the maze of Building D. There’s are many ways romance can be kindled at UFV. Here are a few #ValentineUFV stories to warm your heart. “I was […]

Teacher who makes a difference receives Betty Urquhart Community Service Award

Nerlap Sidhu is a teacher who believes her role extends beyond the classroom. She’s a dedicated volunteer, community engager, and change-maker, whose commitment to improving society has earned her the Betty Urquhart Community Service Award. Sidhu, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at UFV in 2004, teaches at Eugene Reimer Middle School in Abbotsford. […]