Exploring Equity Speaker Series

Join the Rotary Club of Abbotsford Sumas and UFV’s Community Health and Social Innovation Hub for conversations around advancing equity in our community. Entry is by donation, in support of the UFV-SUS Food Bank Event speakers and dates are as follows: September 30: Dr. Keith Carlson November 2: Dr. Darryl Plecas November 23: Dr. Carin … Read more

UFV Walk-out in support of Afghan women

Group photo of several dozen people, many holding signs in support of the women of Afghanistan. They are lined up to pose for a photo.

To mark two years since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, CHASI and members of the Afghan community staged a university walk-out. The focus was on supporting Afghan women, who have been banned from attending high school since September 2021 and university since December 2022. Afghan activist Sahar Maqsoodi joined the event, sharing the realities of … Read more

Tea Dance and Queeraoke brings Pride to UFV

Photo of a group of people crowded onto an ourdoor stage, singing karaoke. Some hold rainbow flags or are wearing rainbow garlands

To end Pride month the right way, CHASI and friends hosted a Tea Dance and Queeraoke event on June 28. The event also served as a purposeful conclusion to our flag display and a next step towards a permanent Pride installation on campus. CHASI would like to extend a massive thank you to our co-organizers … Read more

Pride 2023 at CHASI

Photo of CHASI team members speaking at a table with a rainbow tablecloth.

Pride is always time of celebration and action at CHASI, and 2023 was no different! Here is just some what our team did to mark the occasion. Dr. Martha Dow joins GW Graham Secondary’s Pride Celebration CHASI director Dr. Martha Dow was privileged to be able to speak at GW Graham Secondary’s Pride celebration to … Read more

CHASI Tea Dance and Queeraoke — June 28

Poster with illustrated hands holding up Pride flags, and a bright cartoon sun above, shining down rainbows. The text reads: "Join us in transitioning the Pride display to a more permanent home. CHASI Tea dance and Queeraoke, Wednesday, June 28th, 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Come to the K Building Patio on Abbotsford's UFV campus for good music, food, and drinks! Door admission: $10 ($5 for students) includes food and first drink ticket. 19+ event."

Join us in transitioning the Pride display to a more permanent home! Come to the K Building patio on UFV’s Abbotsford campus for good music, food, and drinks. Please reserve your spot with an Eventbrite ticket. Door admission is $10 ($5 for students), and includes food and your first drink ticket. This public event is … Read more

Celebrating the artists of The Laramie Project Digital Art Competition

Actress Taya Viger stands with the angel wings on, delivering a speech from the play.

On March 22, the Community Health and Social Innovation Hub (CHASI) celebrated the artists who created work for The Laramie Project Digital Art Competition and the cast and crew of UFV Theatre’s production of The Laramie Project at a gathering in the Hub. We were joined by many other members of the UFV and local community to … Read more