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 […]

Diwali 2011

Festival of Lights brightens up UFV Abbotsford campus

On October 20, 2011, the South Asian Peer Networking Association (SAPNA) hosted a Diwali celebration for the UFV community at the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, located in U House. The event drew a large crowd of UFV students and staff as well as members of the larger Abbotsford community. The celebration opened up with […]

Get Animated! Presented by the National Film Board of Canada and UFV

Get Animated! A free screening of short films

The National Film Board of Canada, in collaboration with UFV, presents Get Animated! Join this cross-Canada celebration of the NFB’s latest animated films. Come to a free 80-minute screening of some of “Canada’s finest (and funniest) animated films.” Billed as “an eclectic collection of entertaining new animation films, ranging from the whimsical to the experimental,” […]

Tomson Highway during the meet and greet at UFV Abbotsford.

Tomson Highway shares inspiring works at UFV

Cree writer Tomson Highway wrapped up his two-day visit to UFV on Monday at the Abbotsford campus with a meet and greet, reading and signing session. The Canadian Aboriginal playwright visited the Chilliwack campus on Sunday for a staged reading of excerpts from his play The Rez Sisters. Monday’s event saw the internationally renowned playwright, […]

CIVL receives funding for community news editor

CIVL 101.7 FM, a community-based campus radio station at UFV’s Abbotsford campus, was recently awarded $5,883 through the Youth Internship Program of the Community Radio Fund of Canada for its community news editor. CIVL’s community news editor, Tiffany Suderman, has been trained in reviewing, selecting, writing, producing, and scheduling different lengths and volumes of appropriate […]