Where Can English Take You? To the Stars!

In the latest addition to our Where Can English Take You? series, one of our most recent English 105 “graduates” shares his inspiring back-to-school story.   Student guest post by Don Duthie   Crash! Snap! I was on my back. Spiral fracture of the tibia and fibula. Three days in the hospital and eight months […]

Every Day English–Oh Canada!

Our CanLit Prof celebrates Canada Day with Canadian books . . . by Ceilidh Hart Really, what better way to mark Canada’s sesquicentennial than with books? With its warm weather and slower pace, summer is always a time for reading lists, but this summer, lists about Canada and by Canadian authors in particular abound. Image […]

Where Can English Take You? To Ambassadorship!

  As we celebrate our new English graduates, we congratulate Riley Dueck on his new role as an ambassador for Bard on the Beach. His amazing journey all started with an English assignment . . . By Heather McAlpine Recent UFV graduate and English enthusiast Riley Dueck got the thrill of a lifetime when he […]

Every Day English–Asian Heritage Month

  By Prabhjot Parmar My birth in India determined my continental affiliation—Asian. Playing Name-Place-Animal-Thing as children, my siblings and friends always vied for the alphabet “A” to quickly claim Asia as a “place” we felt that we belonged to; of course, our schooling right from grade one (possibly earlier too) situated us geographically and cartographically—in […]

Every Day English–BC Arts & Culture Week

  Late April in BC does more than simply usher in Spring. Appropriately enough, it also celebrates our province’s creativity with Arts and Culture Week. By Michelle LaFlamme I was born and raised in Coast Salish territory, and I have a love for this province. Photo Credit: Nick Kenrick.. Flickr via Compfight cc When I […]

A Bumper Crop: Celebrating Our Honours Students’ Research

  What do road signs, slaves, and magical talismans share in common? They’re all topics that English Honours students researched and wrote about this year. We can hardly recall a more eclectically excellent batch of Honours projects. Huzzah to curious minds! Photo Credit: Jorge Brazil Flickr via Compfight cc To celebrate this bountiful harvest of […]

Every Day English–World Book Day

  By Alex Wetmore April 23rd is World Book Day (or World Book and Copyright Day) as recognized by the United Nations, a date which offers an opportunity to reflect on the personal, cultural, historical, and global significance of books. To commemorate this day, and as part of our “Every Day English” series, I thought […]