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UFV to host Indian Residential School Day of Learning on Sept 18

Regular classes are being replaced with something quite different at the University of the Fraser Valley on Wednesday, September 18. The university has transformed its curriculum for that day, so that students, along with the rest of the campus community, can gather together for the Indian Residential School Day of Learning. The day-long collection of […]

UFV planning Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights and Land Claims program this summer

The University of the Fraser Valley will once again be offering a team-taught, four-week, intensive certificate program on Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights and Land Claims program in Chilliwack this summer. This intensive four-week, three-course, 12-credit certificate offers students the opportunity to learn a range of conceptual and practical skills that are of direct relevance to […]

UFV to host educational forum on Idle No More Thurs, Jan 17

The public is invited to UFV’s educational forum on Idle No More at UFV’s Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park to learn more about the Idle No More grassroots movement. Speakers will include: Joanne Gutierrez Hugh (Xwiyolemot, Sto:lo/Cree woman): Back to Indigenous Government and Idle No More Capacity Building Sakej Ward (holds Master of Indigenous […]

Honorary degree recipient Madeleine MacIvor returns to speak at UFV

President’s Leadership Lecture series in Chilliwack for the first time Honorary degree recipient Madeleine MacIvor is returning to UFV to speak as part of the President’s 2012 Leadership lecture series. For the first time the series will hold one of its sessions at the UFV Chilliwack campus at the Canada Education Park.. The lecture is […]

Métis Day awareness event at Aboriginal gathering place Nov 7

The Métis are a distinct Aboriginal people with North American Indian-European descent. The Métis played an instrumental role in the shaping of Canada and work tirelessly to share their culture, music, traditions, and knowledge of the environment with their fellow Canadians. Please join our UFV students, faculty and staff to celebrate Métis Day awareness, which […]

Lens of Empowerment displayed in England before returning to the Fraser Valley

After most classes ended in May, the work of one small group of students continued. For the first time last year, UFV introduced a three-course project called the Lens of Empowerment.  The students worked with digital photography and video production, then used these skills to dive into specific topics related to women and identity in […]

Tomson Highway during the meet and greet at UFV Abbotsford.

Tomson Highway shares inspiring works at UFV

Cree writer Tomson Highway wrapped up his two-day visit to UFV on Monday at the Abbotsford campus with a meet and greet, reading and signing session. The Canadian Aboriginal playwright visited the Chilliwack campus on Sunday for a staged reading of excerpts from his play The Rez Sisters. Monday’s event saw the internationally renowned playwright, […]