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Roger Sasaki’s legacy continues with endowed award for Social Work students

  Roger Sasaki cared. Even in the final days of his fight against cancer, the proud husband, father, friend, and social worker still wrote extensively in a journal, where words like ‘gratefulness’ and ‘hope’ kept arising despite his grim prognosis. He knew the doctors, nurses, and cleaning staff by name. All his life he was […]

Obituary: Dr. Abebe Teklu

Dr. Abebe Teklu passed away January 9, 2013. Abebe Teklu joined the School of Social Work and Human Services in 2011. He was the first African-Canadian blind person known to have completed a PhD at any of British Columbia’s universities. He was originally from Ethiopia and spoke seven languages fluently. Dr. Teklu had a strong […]

UFV social work students raise awareness of mental illness

Ten UFV students, as part of an upper-level social work course focused on community development, have been working since May to put together an event to raise awareness of mental illness in the Fraser Valley. “The process of putting this together has been amazing — really collaborative and rewarding,” says Jackie Rillera, one of the […]

Take a stand against bullying by wearing pink on Wed, Feb 29

Take a stand against bullying by wearing PINK on Feb 29. On Wed, Feb 29  from 10 am-1 pm in Alumni Hall, the Social Work Student Association will have Bullying Stops Here t-shirts, bracelets, and treats available for purchase. Resources on bullying will also be available. Prior to the day, purchase your Bullying Stops Here […]