Experiential Learning in Interdisciplinary Studies 400f

The City of Abbotsford, the local municipal government for UFV’s main campus and Clearbrook campus, identified a problem. That problem is neither new nor unique to Abbotsford: people mostly don’t care about municipal governance. As hard as municipal governments may try to engage their populations, as many channels as they may have to communicate with […]

Strong Women

Women and Leadership Communication: Podcast Resources

Last Week the University of the Fraser Valley co-sponsored our local undertaking of the 2018 Women’s March in Chilliwack. The march, started after the 2017 presidential inauguration in the United States, seemed to coalesce a call for more women to be involved in electoral politics by running as candidates at all levels of government. Canadian women […]

The Witness Blanket: An amazing opportunity for learning

“Education has gotten us into this mess, and education will get us out,” These were some of the words of the Hon. Senator Murray Sinclair on the release of the Truth and Reconciliation report in 2015. As Canada continues on the journey to Reconcilation with First Peoples, the University of the Fraser Valley is afforded […]

Two CMNS courses garner 2017 undergraduate research awards

The Communications Department is very proud to spread the news that a Directed Studies (CMNS 490) student, and Professional Formal Research Report Writing (CMNS 351) class were chosen for two freshly launched research awards at the University of the Fraser Valley. The new Community Service Research and Indigenous Research Award were announced this year and […]

$$ for university: Where to find it and how to budget it

Guest blogger: Jasmeet Sandhu Scholarships, grants, bursaries, and loans are available in all different shapes, prices and size. However, it is vital for students to understand how to seek financial aid. On average, according to Statistics Canada, Canadian citizens studying in Canada are expected to pay CAD $6,000 yearly. On top of that, $600-800 is […]

Celebrating new faculty: Welcome to CMNS Dr. Rita Atake

The Communications Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Rita Atake to our list of faculty members. Rita comes to the department with both strong academic and administrative experience. Dr. Atake holds a PhD in Education concentrating in Adult Learning from the University of Calgary (2016), a Master’s in Communications Studies from the University of Leeds […]

Diversity, Inclusion and Communications at UFV

In the past weeks, post-secondary institutions, academic associations and other have been having discussions about political actions south of the border that threaten the free flow of ideas and block social justice initiatives related to immigrants and refugees whose countries of origin are places where Islam is the majority religion. Many of these organizations, including […]

Teaching exchange at UFV India

One of the University of the Fraser Valley’s most under-advertised achievements is its thriving campus in Chandigarh, India. Now operating for over a decade, UFV delivers its Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Computer Information Systems (BCIS), and, starting in September, Bachelor of Arts (BA) programs, to students from all over India. UFV India […]

25 Reasons Why Our Students Tweet

As many people do, I have a love hate relationship with Twitter (and other social media platforms – no lie). I resisted Twitter for the longest of all the major social sites. I thought it was infantile, a waste of time, just one more thing that I didn’t have time for, and a few other […]