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Steve Donahue: Shifting Sands

Playing a bongo while pacing the stage of UFV Abbotsford’s lecture theatre, Steve Donahue painted a picture of a younger self, crossing the Sahara desert. At only 20 years old, he made the trek with a friend. It was this journey upon which he has based his career of motivational speaking, becoming an international best-selling […]

UFV presents the Ehsaas South Asian Film Festival

UFV will soon be hosting a film festival honouring the centennial celebration of Abbotsford’s Gur Sikh Temple. The seventh annual Ehsaas South Asian Film Festival is taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 5–10 p.m. Hosted by UFV’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, the event will feature an opening reception at 5 p.m. with an array […]

UFV announces Pacific Berry Resource Centre partnership

A “centre for excellence” is in the works at the University of the Fraser Valley, one that will not only encourage research and learning, but will strengthen the Fraser Valley’s leading reputation in berry production. On Nov. 3, representatives of UFV’s Agriculture and Technology department signed a memorandum of understanding with a number of partners […]

UFV Mennonite lecture series: The connection between relief work and peace

The work of Mennonites locally and around the world has long been associated with peace.  This association will be highlighted in a panel discussion at the University of the Fraser Valley next week. Titled Engagement, it will focus on the question, “What is the connection between relief and development work, and peace?” The event, taking […]

CIVL Radio to feature UFV student in live mayoral debate

This week, UFV’s CIVL Radio will be hosting an all-candidates’ debate featuring a UFV student running for the mayoral seat of Abbotsford. The political program The Way I See It will showcase incumbent Mayor George Peary and his challengers: Bruce Banman, Meghann Coughlan, Gerda Peachey and Travis J. Daleman. Daleman is one of the youngest […]

Visit Tanzania to help develop a community, and yourself

Strengthen your resume and gain international experience while positively impacting a community across the world. That’s the opportunity being offered to UFV students through six funded summer internships to Tanzania, Africa with the Global Development Institute (GDI).­ The project is made possible by funding received from the Canadian International Development Agency and the Students for […]

International partnerships set the stage for student success

On Friday, Oct 21, eight Chinese students who arrived at UFV this fall joined UFV president Mark Evered for a cup of tea in his office. “I wanted to reconnect with students I had met during my trip to China in May and find out how they were doing with their studies,” said Evered. The […]

UFV presents The Arabian Nights

  The UFV Theatre department has kicked off its 2011/12 season with an adaptation of The Arabian Nights by American playwright Mary Zimmerman. Performed on the Chilliwack campus, this critically praised work re-examines the tale of Scheherazade. Since discovering his queen’s infidelity — which she pays for with her life — cruel King  Shahryar has […]

RBC Foundation donation supports UFV students

The University of the Fraser Valley recently received a helping hand in its bid to build stronger connections in the community. On Monday afternoon, a representative from the RBC Foundation presented UFV with a donation of $12,000 at the Abbotsford campus. The money will support the development of the major project component within the new […]

UFV among Canada’s best in Globe and Mail’s 2012 University Report

Once again, UFV students have given their university first-class grades in several key categories. The Globe and Mail’s 2012 Canadian University Report was released on October 25, and the University of the Fraser Valley earned A-level grades in class size, quality of teaching and learning, student-faculty interaction, and instructors’ teaching style. “We are pleased to […]

CIVL receives funding for community news editor

CIVL 101.7 FM, a community-based campus radio station at UFV’s Abbotsford campus, was recently awarded $5,883 through the Youth Internship Program of the Community Radio Fund of Canada for its community news editor. CIVL’s community news editor, Tiffany Suderman, has been trained in reviewing, selecting, writing, producing, and scheduling different lengths and volumes of appropriate […]

Dr. Lenore Newman appointed Canada Research Chair at UFV

    The University of the Fraser Valley has a new federally funded researcher on campus. Dr. Lenore Newman was recently appointed Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment and joins the Geography department at UFV. She will also be working closely with the UFV Agriculture department. The Canada Research Chair program was established […]