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Walk through a vision of the future with Jane’s walk at UFV/U District May 5

The second annual Jane’s Walk in Abbotsford is scheduled from May 4 to 6, 2018 at various locations throughout the community. Jane’s Walk, inspired by internationally renowned visionary planner, Jane Jacobs, is a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that help people get in touch with each other and where they live. It’s about bridging […]

Six medals for UFV at BC provincials of Skills Canada trades competition

UFV students fared well at the BC Provincial Skills Canada competition at Tradex in Abbotsford on April 18, bringing home three gold, a silver, and two bronze medals. Congratulations to the following medal winners: Arianna Guenette, Architectural Drafting — Secondary, Bronze Kurtis Stevenson, Architectural Drafting — Secondary, Silver Greg Zervini, Heavy Mechanical, Gold Matthias Leclair, […]

UFV sales students help to achieve record sales month for Abbotsford chamber

Does the prospect of making cold calls send fear into your heart? For many people it does. But for professional salespeople, a willingness and ability to make successful cold calls is a sign of high functioning communications skills. And courage! For the past five years during the month of March, students in UFV’s Bus 322 […]

UFV Alumnus Seamus Heffernan releases debut novel Napalm Hearts

As a kid who feasted on pulp fiction, Seamus Heffernan thought the coolest guy in the room only needed two things – a tan trench coat and enough grit to pave the Trans-Canada Highway. Seven years, 7,000 kilometers and one master’s degree later, and Heffernan finally has his own flawed hero in Thaddeus Grayle, the […]

Andy Sidhu installed as UFV’s third chancellor

Drummers, dancers, and dignitaries were on hand on April 19. 2018, as Andy Sidhu was formally installed as the University of the Fraser Valley’s third Chancellor. A long-time proponent of community engagement and integration, Sidhu took over from Dr. Gwen Point, who served as UFV’s second Chancellor from 2015 to the present, following two terms […]

Emerging Directors’ Showcase highlights senior theatre students’ work

The University of the Fraser Valley is wrapping up the 2017/18 Season of Theatre with the Emerging Directors’ Showcase.  This is the final project presented by UFV Theatre’s fourth-year directing class and is a chance for students to apply everything they have learned in the course. “Student directors have made great efforts to practise the […]

UFV celebrates 2018 long-service employees

It’s the sign of a great workplace when employees stick around for a decade or three. UFV celebrated some of these long-serving employees at a special dinner at the Quality Inn on April 11, 2018. Interim president Jackie Hogan congratulated those marking significant anniversaries at UFV this year, noting that she’d been right there with […]

Creative & Performing Arts Festival takes off April 27

Culture will be on the menu at UFV on April 27 when Interpret, the inaugural Creative and Performing Arts Festival, launches. The move to Abbotsford by the Theatre department has inspired the Visual Arts, Theatre, and Creative Writing students in the English department to host, for the first time, a festival celebrating the creative and […]

Student Research Day returns April 5

UFV students will be showcasing their intellectual talents once again at the UFV Student Research Day on Thurs, April 5. You can drop by the Spirit Bear lounge in Building A on the Abbotsford campus at 11:30 am to hear a from a smorgasbord of 23 student speakers or groups in a micro-lecture format. Each […]

Indigenous Film Series features award-winning Tsilhqot’in director Helen Haig-Brown

The UFV Indigenous Film series concludes on April 4 and 5 with a screening of three films by Helen Haig-Brown, an award-winning Tsilhqot’in director and a leading talent in experimental documentary. Through her creative and critical works in film, she documents a process of cultural revival through contemporary films that are interwoven with traditional storytelling […]

Métis students caring for the community’s future with support worker program at UFV

From a BC government news release: Sixteen Métis participants in the Lower Mainland have the opportunity to create a brighter future for themselves, their families and their community, with the launch of the Métis Community Support Worker program. “This partnership, between the University of the Fraser Valley and Métis Nation British Columbia, is helping Métis […]

Lia Bishop, Program Coordinator, Abbotsford Community Services

Help shape better policies and programs with a Program Evaluation graduate certificate

A Program Evaluation graduate certificate can open up diverse opportunities for bachelor’s degree holders who work in health, education, social services, public administration, or non-profit management. According to UFV sociology professor Katherine Watson, program evaluators are needed to assess the relevance, sustainability, impact, and effectiveness of government programs. “In Canada,” Watson says, “program evaluation is […]