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UFV students fundraise for Turkish earthquake victims

In collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross, UFV students have set up collection boxes to raise money for Turkey’s earthquake victims. On Oct 23, a destructive magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit eastern Turkey near the city of Van. According to the Disasters and Emergency Situations Directorate of Turkey, casualties have climbed to over 600 people, with […]

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 Cascades men’s golf team wins third at nationals

The UFV Cascades men’s golf team finished third at the 2011 CCAA national golf championships in Charlottetown, PEI. The Cascades finished the two-day event with a team score of 613, 26 strokes behind the two-time champion Humber College Hawks (Ontario). The host Holland College Hurricanes (Maritimes) finished second with a score of 609. The Cascades […]

Get involved in what interests you: advice from an alumna

UFV alumna Victoria Harris, who earned a BA in Sociology/Anthropology with an extended minor in Theatre in 2010, has a message for students: “Find something you love to do, and then surround yourself with others who can help you get to where you want to be.” Following her own advice, she is currently working in […]

Biology students get hands-on experience in Tofino

  UFV Biology students got hands-on learning during the intensive seven-day course, hosted at the Tofino botanical gardens field station on Vancouver Island. The week included exploration and analysis of the many unique ecological systems within and around the Clayoquot Sound biosphere reserve. A number of UFV instructors participated in the expedition, lending their expertise […]

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Boston Pizza execs visit Chandigarh BBA students

  UFV’s Business Administration in Chandigarh, India, recently hosted Jordan Melville, president of T&M Group of Companies (which owns Boston Pizza in Canada, US, and Mexico) and Wes Bews, CFO of Boston Pizza Inc. Along with them came Pam Sahsi and Pami Buttar, the directors of CFO Inc., which outsources Boston Pizza’s accounting work to […]

Paul Almond visit

Veteran Canadian filmmaker Paul Almond visits UFV

  Paul Almond is a landmark Canadian filmmaker who pioneered the development of the Canadian film industry in the 1950s. In over four decades of film-making he directed 120 dramas for Canadian, British and U.S. TV networks, and created the ground-breaking documentary “7Up”. In 1970, Almond wrote and directed the feature film “Act of the […]

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 […]

Playwright Tomson Highway to visit UFV Oct 23 and 24

  A Canadian Aboriginal playwright with a previous connection to the University of the Fraser Valley will visit the Chilliwack and Abbotsford campuses this October. Cree writer Tomson Highway will be on the Chilliwack campus on Sunday, Oct. 23, for a staged reading of excerpts from his play The Rez Sisters. He will visit the […]