Skookum Soundoff

An opinion piece by Carl Peters, who teaches English, visual arts, and art history at UFV. University Without Condition [1] or the University of Disaster:[2] Radical Pedagogy and the Scholar as Artist The pressures on us to turn classrooms into writing labs, semiotics, response theory, myth or enclaves of National Literature are symptomatic of the […]

University town: Two new projects bring town and gown together in Abbotsford

Craig Toews sees Abbotsford as a university town. And he’s looking forward to a future when the connection between town and gown is even closer. “We want to bring the city to the university and the university to the city,” says UFV’s director of campus planning. To do that, UFV has two major strategies: create […]

UFV fashion student represents Canada at Hong Kong exhibition

A dress made with the help of marbles, clothes pins, and sheer creativity will be on display at a prestigious event in Hong Kong this month. The University of the Fraser Valley’s Kim Kokaszka is the only Canadian student, and one of three in North America, selected to showcase a piece at the International Shibori […]

Tanzania time: The world is a classroom for UFV students

  Sitting just below the equator, tucked between eight African countries, and bordered by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, is Tanzania. Home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the continent’s tallest peak, the region draws visitors from around the world to conquer its height and beauty. With an economy based on agriculture, the state also draws […]