Tina Kerton named UFV’s Director of Safety and Security

Former RCMP officer and teacher Tina Kerton has joined UFV in the position of Director, Safety and Security. She started on Sept. 19, overseeing security, emergency management, environmental health and safety, and enterprise risk management. An English major with an interest in Indigenous studies, Kerton earned her Bachelor of Education degree from UBC in 2000, […]

NFB film with SASI ties debuts at the Vancouver International Film Festival

A film with strong ties to UFV’s South Asian Studies Institute (SASI) recently made its debut at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF).  Unarchived is a documentary (directed by Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok) backed by the National Film Board of Canada that explores the histories of communities that are often overlooked and excluded by […]

Flood Stories project provides writing-for-healing opportunities

People in the Fraser Valley and much of B.C. endured an extremely stressful collective experience last November and early December when multiple floods occurred. Now a special project based at the University of the Fraser Valley is inviting those affected to share their experiences. The Flood Stories expressive arts contest offers an outlet for people […]

Several UFV connections in 2022 municipal election results

As the votes were being counted in municipal elections throughout the Fraser Valley Oct 15, there were more than a few candidates with UFV connections holding their breath waiting for results. Congratulations to the following successful candidates with UFV connections: Abbotsford UFV alumna Kelly Chahal (named one of UFV’s Top 40 Alumni) was re-elected as […]

Preserving language, embedding culture — Donors support Indigenous initiatives at UFV

For too many decades, forces of colonization actively worked to deny young Indigenous people access to their own language. And language is critical to culture.  Reconciliation with Stó:lō people is a significant priority for UFV, and a diverse group of donors have played a role in funding the preservation of Halq’eméylem language, and supporting Indigenization […]

Skookum magazine — Keeping in Touch — 2022 edition

The Keeping in Touch section of UFV’s Skookum magazine features brief updates from a variety of alumni. Derek Epp (BSW ’15), whose Xwélmexw name is Weli’leq, is the elected Chief of the Tzeachten First Nation, part of the Ch’iyàqtel Tribe. He is a proud descendant of the Wealick family.  During his studies at UFV he […]