Want to get published? Find out how at UFV workshop with author Lindsay Wong

As a wide-eyed intern at publishing powerhouses like Wendy Lamb Books/Penguin Random House, and ICM Partners in New York City a decade ago, Lindsay Wong saw firsthand how competitive — and simultaneously discouraging — scoring a book deal is in reality. “When I was working with the legendary literary agent, Amanda Urban [at ICM Partners] […]

PD Day returns with an aim to help you heal

Dr. Maureen Wideman can relate to all the working-from-home traps that a pandemic year can present: The Zoom fatigue; the yearning for face-to-face interaction; the being confined to the home office. Recently Wideman, the AVP of Teaching and Learning at UFV, even discovered that she had low Vitamin D levels. “I was sitting in my […]

UFV Theatre presents Pariah (The Outcast) — March 24-27

The University of the Fraser Valley School of Creative Arts with UFV Theatre presents the second production of their 2020-2021 season, Pariah (The Outcast) by August Strindberg, directed by UFV faculty member Parjad Sharifi. Pariah (The Outcast) tells a mysterious psychological story about an American traveler and an archaeologist with contrasting moral beliefs, and their […]

Illustration of career mapping tool

New mapping tool matches education with careers

Contributed by Arfhad Shaikh, Career Mapping Project Lead/Liaison — Student, Business Transformation Office in collaboration with Dave Pinton.  The Centre for Experiential and Career Education (CECE) is launching a new tool for UFV students, faculty, and staff — the Career Mapping Tool. This robust resource and a one-of-a-kind tool is designed to help students explore […]

Fast, flexible university-level learning with UFV’s new micro-credentials

A new approach is making applicable, accessible university-level credits available through an innovative micro-credential initiative. Currently enjoying a successful pilot stage, UFV’s micro-credential programs are set to expand in the upcoming spring and fall semesters. Covering Digital Marketing fundamentals such as web writing, collaborative and team working tools, graphic design, content promotion and WordPress, the […]

Black Lives Matter Social Justice Art Project launches

This post is contributed by UFV Bachelor of Computing Information Systems student Prabhjot Kaur. Racism is a pandemic too! #BLM I am an international student enrolled in the Bachelor of Computer Information Systems program at UFV. I am currently involved in a work-study position focused on web design and community engagement with CityStudio Abbotsford. Part […]

One year in — a COVID-19 milestone: responses from the UFV community

March 15 marks one year since UFV announced a shift to a remote learning model for the remainder of the winter semester due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, which was officially declared on March 11, 2020. This massive shift to studying, teaching, and working from home for the majority of UFV employees […]

UFV groups blend the arts and data in upcoming events to combat racism

For Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, the co-chair of the Race and Antiracism Network (RAN) at UFV, the work is not done. Not even close. After a historic year for social justice reform globally, Sandhra still sees a contradiction in her own backyard. On the one hand, the rise of RAN membership and interest, as well as […]