UFV Mennonite lecture series: The connection between relief work and peace

The work of Mennonites locally and around the world has long been associated with peace.  This association will be highlighted in a panel discussion at the University of the Fraser Valley next week. Titled Engagement, it will focus on the question, “What is the connection between relief and development work, and peace?” The event, taking […]

UFV alumnus earns five-year scholarship to Brown University

Darrel Janzen was a student at UFV from 2003 to 2006, where he completed his Associate of Arts degree. Abbotsford News, Oct. 31, 2011 An Abbotsford resident has received a five-year scholarship worth more than $300,000 for the prestigious Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Darrel Janzen, 26, will complete a PhD in classical history. […]

CIVL Radio to feature UFV student in live mayoral debate

This week, UFV’s CIVL Radio will be hosting an all-candidates’ debate featuring a UFV student running for the mayoral seat of Abbotsford. The political program The Way I See It will showcase incumbent Mayor George Peary and his challengers: Bruce Banman, Meghann Coughlan, Gerda Peachey and Travis J. Daleman. Daleman is one of the youngest […]

Ship building contract could make waves locally: UFV

Chilliwack Progress, Oct. 25 2011 By Katie Bartel A multi-billion dollar ship-building contract has Harv McCullough’s eyes twinkling. Last week, the federal government announced that Seaspan Marine Corporation, a Vancouver-based shipyard, had won an $8 billion ship-building contract to build non-combat navy and coast guard vessels. McCullough, advisor to the president of the University of […]

Spark of Life: Shipbuilding contract means bright future for UFV trades programs

Chilliwack Times, Oct. 25 2011 By Tyler Olsen The economic impact of a huge $8 billion contract awarded to Vancouver shipbuilders last week could trickle all the way up the Fraser Valley to Chilliwack, according to the University of the Fraser Valley’s dean of trades and technology. Harv McCullough, who oversees UFV’s trades programs, says […]

Visit Tanzania to help develop a community, and yourself

Strengthen your resume and gain international experience while positively impacting a community across the world. That’s the opportunity being offered to UFV students through six funded summer internships to Tanzania, Africa with the Global Development Institute (GDI).­ The project is made possible by funding received from the Canadian International Development Agency and the Students for […]

International partnerships set the stage for student success

On Friday, Oct 21, eight Chinese students who arrived at UFV this fall joined UFV president Mark Evered for a cup of tea in his office. “I wanted to reconnect with students I had met during my trip to China in May and find out how they were doing with their studies,” said Evered. The […]

UFV presents The Arabian Nights

  The UFV Theatre department has kicked off its 2011/12 season with an adaptation of The Arabian Nights by American playwright Mary Zimmerman. Performed on the Chilliwack campus, this critically praised work re-examines the tale of Scheherazade. Since discovering his queen’s infidelity — which she pays for with her life — cruel King  Shahryar has […]