International opportunities arise with new MOU between UFV and China’s Binzhou University

New international travel and educational opportunities are just over the horizon for Canadian students thanks to an agreement between China’s Binzhou University and the University of the Fraser Valley (see photos). By signing a memorandum of understanding Jan. 18 with Binzhou University President Dr. Luo Gongli, UFV President Mark Evered began the process of opening […]

Get to know Jen Sookfong Lee, UFV’s Writer-in-Residence

Novelist Jen Sookfong Lee is the 2016 Writer-in-Residence at UFV. Lee is the author of novels The End of East, Shelter, and The Better Mother. Her fourth book, The Conjoined, will be published in September. She will be on the Abbotsford campus Mondays and Tuesdays until April 8 and is available for class guest lectures […]

Ammiel Alcalay to speak on Suppressed Histories: From Gloucester to Jerusalem, Sarajevo, and Indigenous America

Scholar, poet, translator, editor, critic, and activist Ammiel Alcalay will present his exploration and advocacy of cultures that have been suppressed by colonialism, forced displacement, and other forms of oppression. Join us for a discussion of peoples, languages, displacements, and survival. Thurs, Jan 21 4 pm Abby B101 Reception to follow Ammiel Alcalay’s books include […]

Putting Terrorism in its Place — forum at UFV on Jan 26

The University of the Fraser Valley is presenting its second open forum on terrorism and its effects on Tues, January 26. Come and join UFV faculty, students, alumni, and community members at Towards Peace and Security: Putting Terrorism in (its) Place, an evening of debate and dialogue on how to deal with one of the […]

UFV forges unique Aboriginal and academic partnership

Mark Point has been appointed Chair of the newly formed Indigenization Committee of Senate at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). The prominent Sto:lo member, educator, and author has been involved with Indigenization of the curriculum and the culture of UFV since 2005. UFV Indigenous studies professor Wenona Victor has been named Vice-Chair and […]

Money available if improved education is your goal for 2016

The start of a new year often inspires self-improvement, but can also involve a cash crunch that comes right after the holiday spending spree. Thanks to grant money now available for students entering UFV’s Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) programs, financial help can be available for those looking to improve their life by upgrading their […]

The Romeo Initiative a true ensemble effort for UFV Theatre

It’s a real premiere for UFV Theatre. For the first time, a regular season production will be produced and presented entirely by students. The University of the Fraser Valley Theatre department and UFV’s Ensemble Project class are proud to present The Romeo Initiative, by Trina Davies. Performances are January 14-16 at 7:30 pm and January […]

UFV 2015 year in review: new Chancellor, new SUB, continued commitment to excellence

UFV is a leader in the social, cultural, and economic development of the Fraser Valley and beyond. Here are a few highlights from 2015 (photos): Dr. Gwen Point was installed as Chancellor, replacing founding Chancellor Brian Minter Approximately 2,550 credentials (bachelor’s and master’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates) were awarded at four Convocation ceremonies, one of […]