President’s Leadership Lecture Series 2014
Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the President’s Leadership Lecture Series. I established this speaker series in 2011 with the intent to bring to UFV inspirational leaders to share their ideas with us, challenge us, and perhaps even provoke us. In keeping with UFV's strategic goals, these lectures focus on issues relevant to social, cultural, economic, and environmentally responsible development in the Fraser Valley. The events are free and members of the public are encouraged to attend. I hope you join us for these unique opportunities to build awareness, dialogue, and engagement on topics of interest to us all.
– Dr. Mark Evered, President and Vice-Chancellor
Oct 20, 2014
UFV + George Littlechild
Dr. Littlechild will be visiting UFV campuses and presenting on Mon, Oct 20 at 4 pm in the Gathering Place at Canada Education Park.
Prolific and colourful Cree artist, writer and UFV honourary degree recipient George Littlechild return to campus to share his reflections on connecting aboriginal culture and spirit through art.
Read about this colourful Cree artist and his commitment to reviving Indian culture and traditions through his art here.
Oct 6, 2014
UFV + Charllotte Kwon
UFV honorary degree recipient Charllotte Kwon, who returned to campus to share her wisdom and experience. Charllotte has combined skills as an entrepreneur, humanitarian, and artist to build Maiwa Handprints, a successful retail business, and support the preservation of traditional textile crafts through the Maiwa Foundation.
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Apr 1, 2014
UFV + Penny Park
Journalist, producer, science educator and 2013 recipient of a UFV honorary degree returns to campus to talk about the Science Media Centre: where science meets the headlines.
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Mar 26, 2014
UFV + Bif Naked
Canadian rocker, singer-song writer, actress, motivational speaker and UFV honorary degree recipient returns to campus to talk about positivity and leadership.
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Oct 2, 2013
Robert (Bob) Fowler Sleeping with al Qaeda
Robert R (Bob) Fowler is uniquely qualified to discuss al Qaeda threats to Africa and the Western World and implications for Canadian Foreign policy. Fowler was a career diplomat working for the UN as Special Envoy to Niger when he was kidnapped and held hostage for 130 days by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Following his release he published a biographical account of the kidnapping ordeal: A Season in Hell: My 130 Days in the Sahara with al Qaeda.
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April 9, 2013
A rock and roll evening with Red Robinson at the Clarke Theatre
Red Robinson is returning to the University of the Fraser Valley in April, this time in Mission. UFV president Mark Evered, partnering with the Mission Chamber of Commerce, welcomes the legendary Robinson to the Clarke Theatre adjacent to UFV’s Mission campus at Heritage Park Centre, on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 pm. Admission is free... [READ MORE]
> WATCH Red Robinson's lecture now
March 12, 2013
Victor Chan speaks on Educating the Heart at UFV
Not too many people are best known for being a close friend of the Dalai Lama, but Victor Chan can claim that distinction. The Vancouver-based author, visionary, and peace leader is a trustee and founding director of the Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education. Based in Vancouver, the centre “educates the heart and fosters... [READ MORE]
Sheldon Kennedy is returning to UFV to bring his personal message of empowering individuals to stand up to bullying and abuse on Pink Shirt day. Kennedy will be featured on Wed, Feb 27 as part of the President’s Leadership Lecture Series at 4:30 pm in the lecture theatre (room B101) at the Abbotsford campus. The... [READ MORE]
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