Alumni Success Stories

Miriam Huxley: MFA, University of British Columbia

My time at UFV was long, involved many changes of plan, led me to take every Creative Writing course available, and ultimately helped me to realize what I wanted to do with my degree. I wouldn’t be where I am now (starting an MFA after finishing an MSc) if I hadn’t taken a long and circuitous route at UFV.  Finishing a BA, and especially Honours, has given me the skills necessary to make it through grad school.  The real truth is this: a Master’s degree is hard.  I have to self-motivate because independent study is my life, but I can, and do, because I made it through Honours.  I study theory and thank the literary gods I was required to take English 364.  I sit in workshop class and know that all of my Creative Writing classes gave me the ability to provide constructive criticism.   

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