Sandy Balascak, Psychological First Aid instructor

Helping through tough times with Psychological First Aid

When someone is in crisis, it is easy to resort to common platitudes in an effort to offer comfort. Few of us are equipped to support others effectively when they go through stress, grief, trauma, or loss. A new Psychological First Aid course developed by the Red Cross aims to change that. Course materials were […]

Town & Gown event generates $245,462 to help UFV students

The University of the Fraser Valley welcomed supporters from the community to the Abbotsford campus on November 13 for Town & Gown, a fundraising dinner that celebrated the transformational power of a UFV education. At the end of the evening, a grand total of $245,462 had been raised to support scholarships, bursaries, and enhanced learning […]

Classrooms shift into Building K

High ceilings, helpful guides, hot chocolate and bright hallways welcomed students, staff and faculty to UFV’s newly renovated Building K on Monday, Nov. 4.  (See video here.) As the next stage in UFV’s Building Renewal Project, a total of 10 classrooms, two drop-in student labs, and one meeting room shifted into the renewed building (former […]

ART is first production of UFV Theatre season

The University of the Fraser Valley Theatre and the School of Creative Arts present the first production of their 2019-2020 season, ART by Yazmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. The show is directed by Parjad Sharifi, an award-winning designer, theatre maker, and UFV Theatre Associate Professor. Sharifi’s directorial approach initiates artistic dialogue between Theatre and […]

Long Night Against Procrastination returns with more to offer students

October is almost over, and that means students are starting to feel a bit of end-of-semester pressure. UFV’s Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP) is back again and set to help assist those in need over the academic finish line. This year’s fall LNAP is on Wed, Nov 6 at both Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses, and […]