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Wenona Victor joins UFV as first Indigenous Studies faculty member

Wenona Victor is UFV’s first faculty member hired under the Indigenous Studies category. She currently calls the History department home as she is the only Indigenous Studies faculty member so far. Wenona’s role at UFV includes teaching Indigenous content courses (Hist 103, Crim 211, current IPK courses and IS courses to come), helping UFV implement […]

New Advanced Education Minister John Yap visits UFV

When Advanced Education Minister John Yap was in Abbotsford on Nov 26 to announce literacy funding (http://goo.gl/oY6ET ), he also dropped by for a quick tour of the UFV Abbotsford campus, meeting students in Fashion Design, touring the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, and chatting with Student Union Society reps. Here are some photos from his […]

Students from Agassiz Secondary taking a university-level criminology class from UFV instructor Kevin Bork at their school.

Agassiz secondary students get a taste of university courses with UFV

Imagine entering your first year of university with a few credits already under your belt. Thanks to a partnership between the University of the Fraser Valley and the Fraser Cascade School District, Agassiz secondary school students are able to try university courses, earn actual credits, and get a taste of post-secondary education while still in […]

UFV strengthening connections in India: PM visits with UFV Chandigarh students

The University of the Fraser Valley strengthened its ties to India recently through an 11-day visit by UFV president Mark Evered and colleagues. And a visit by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his trade mission to Chandigarh gave students from UFV’s business administration program there the chance to make a good first impression on the […]

This patient is no dummy — he’s a $100,000 mannequin!

Mr. Wiens isn’t feeling that well this morning. It’s the day after his urology surgery, and he’s experiencing a few post-op complications. But he’s in good hands. Two young nurses are attending to him, checking all his vital signs, reacting to his symptoms, listening to him as he says “I don’t feel so well,” and […]

UFV adult literacy community partnership programs receive provincial funding

On Monday, BC’s Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology John Yap chose Abbotsford Community Services as the location to announce $2.4 million to support 68 projects across the province in 2012-13, under the Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP). One of the projects is a partnership between the University of the Fraser Valley and Abbotsford […]

Pennies for Playgrounds: Urban Planning, Children’s Rights and Climate Change; UFV-sponsored exhibit opens Dec 6 at The Reach

Pennies for Playgrounds: Urban Planning, Children’s Rights and Climate Change; UFV-sponsored exhibit opens Dec 6 at The Reach ll children deserve a safe place to play and the freedom to use the space around them to express themselves creatively. That’s the underlying theme of a special exhibit launching at The Reach Gallery in Abbotsford on […]

Candlelight vigil for 1989 Montreal massacre to be held at Chilliwack CEP campus

UFV’s Faculty and Staff Association is planning a candlelight vigil to remember the anniversary of the 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique in Montreal. Geneviève Bergeron, Nathalie Croteau, Anne-Marie Edward, Maryse Laganière, Anne-Marie Lemay, Michèle Richard, Annie Turcotte, Hélène Colgan, Barbara Daigneault, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Leclair, Sonia Pelletier, Annie St-Arneault and Barbara Klusznik Widajewicz, along with […]

UFV women’s volleyball ranked #1 in CCAA; women’s basketball #2 in CIS; men #6

UFV’s women’s athletics teams are garnering national attention, as is the men’s basketball team. The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades women’s volleyball team are ranked number one in the current CCAA (Canadian College Athletics Association) top ten poll. The Cascades moved up two spots from third ranking last week.  This marks the first time […]

Do you know a great UFV teacher? Nominate them!

Once again, UFV is seeking nominations for its annual Teaching Excellence award. Past recipients include Sheryl MacMath, Chris Bertram, Glen Baier, Sven VandeWetering, Adrienne Chan, Darryl Plecas, Wendy Burton, George McGuire, Elvira Warner, George Melzer, Greg Anderson, andKatherine Watson. At Convocation next spring, UFV will provide an award to an individual in recognition of teaching […]

Getting the pre-winter blues? Watch our fun video!

Feeling the pre-winter blues? Watch this video — where the grass is green, the trees ae full of leaves, and the summer sun is shining! Shaw TV featured our community celebration when we launched our “What New At Your U?” party earlier this year at the new Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park.  

Feed your head with noon-hour microlectures at UFV Nov 14

Are you the type of person who likes your education in bite-size pieces and on many topics in one sitting? Then be sure to take in the UFV Microlectures on Wed, Nov 14, at the Road Runner lounge on the UFV Abbotsford campus. Starting at 11:30 am, 17 faculty members from a variety of disciplines […]