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UFV provides $224,000 in support of IYAQÁWTXW: House of Transformation initiatives

The University of the Fraser Valley is investing $224,000 to support 30 projects developed by the UFV community aimed at implementing the University’s integrated strategic plan: IYAQÁWTXW: House of Transformation. A total of 38 proposals were submitted in response to the Provost’s call for funding from the Strategic Initiatives Fund. Funding was open to any […]

Kin student learns that there’s more to research than looking through a microscope

Research is just looking through a microscope, right? Katrina Frankenberger, a fourth-year kinesiology student with an extended minor in psychology, fell prey to this misconception when her first research opportunity presented itself. “I always thought of research as looking at something through a microscope. I now know that is really narrow-minded but it’s what we […]

South Asian Studies Institute receives Heritage Defender award

UFV’s South Asian Studies Institute (SASI) has been recognized for its contribution to heritage preservation in British Columbia. SASI received the Heritage Defender award on October 15 at the 11th annual Darpan Extraordinary Achievement Awards. Satwinder Bains, director of SASI, accepted the award on behalf of SASI and the university. “The Heritage Defender award recognizes […]

Agriculture practicums give students a fresh lens on their career aspirations

Name an animal, any animal. Chances are, you could have found them at Pandora Ferguson’s 10-acre family farm, growing up in Bridge Lake, just outside 100 Mile House, BC, a remote town six hours north of Vancouver. “Horses, a corral, cows, pigs, sheep, duck, geese, chickens, rabbits, like everything,” said Ferguson. “And to be honest, […]

Local locks sheared in support of Indigenous language scholarship

We’ve all heard of COVID hair. A certain segment of the population saw the pandemic as an opportunity to unleash their 1980s hair-band or 1970s prog-rock look as people worked from home and were reluctant to venture out to the hairdresser or barber shop. Now as people gradually return to the office, some come with […]

Anderson challenges children to master their critical thinking skills — Science Talks lecture October 5

One of life’s simple pleasures for Anastasia Anderson, an associate professor of philosophy at UFV, is witnessing children think, comprehend and communicate on an advanced level.  At the annual Thinking Playground camp in late August that she helps organize, children and adolescents alike — some of whom have attended for the past several years — […]

Join the Sustainable UFV Ecochallenge — now through Oct 29

  The Drawdown Ecochallenge is a customizable and solutions-oriented engagement program focused on bettering our impact on the earth and ourselves. UFV is creating a team this year to challenge students & employees to create sustainable daily habits. Participants choose actions, track and share their progress through the online platform, and earn points for taking […]

Chilliwack family honours young son’s memory with new UFV bursary

  Mallory Manley and Glen Schwarzfeld of Chilliwack have lived through every parent’s worst nightmare. Just over a year ago, they lost their son, Weston, in an accident while he was on a day-camp outing. Weston had recently completed kindergarten and was excited about his upcoming sixth birthday. There was a groundswell of community support […]