Consider attending a political science or arts related event! Browse through our list of past and upcoming events and be sure to check back for regular updates.

Upcoming events

Check back in September for upcoming fall 2017 events!

Past events

Trumped Up in the Ashes of Neoliberalism

When: Thursday, March 30th 2017, 2:30pm-4:30pm

Where: UFV Abbotsford Campus, B101 (Theatre)

The UFV Political Science department invites you to come listen to Political Economist Professor Travis Fast from Laval University discuss his new book and his views on how America wound up with Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

Politalk Round Table Series Presents "Trump as President: What Now?"

Join UFV faculty members and students in what promises to be a stimulating and insightful interdisciplinary conversation of the "Trump Question".

When: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 2:30pm-4:30pm

Where: UFV Abbotsford Campus, B101 

For further information contact Edward Akuffo.  

A Propaganda System: How Canada's Government, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War and Exploitation"

UFV welcomes Yves Engler, Canadian Authour and Political Activist to the Abbotsford campus on November 8th. Here to discuss his latest book which reveals why most Canadians believe their country is a force for good in the world, despite a long history of support empire, racism and exploitation (Fernwood Publishing) and much more.

When: Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Where: UFV Abbotsford Campus, A310.

For further information contact Ron Dart.

The GATE Discoveries Series

The GATE Discoveries Series welcomes Dr. Simon Springer from the University of Victoria to the Abbotsford campus on October 20th. Dr. Springer is a political geographer who has become one of the leading young academic voices in the field, with his work on anarchist geographies, critiques of neoliberalism, and the shaping of post-war Cambodia. His works cuts sharply across the boundaries of political science and geography.

Topic: Spiriting away the homeless: Cambodia's new apocalypse

When: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 2:00pm-3:30pm

Where: UFV Abbotsford campus, A413

All are welcome to attend! Follow him on Twitter: @AnarchistGeog 

Brexit: An Interdisciplinary Convention

The United Kingdom (UK) is preparing to leave the European Union after the Brexit vote on June 23, 2016.

  • What are the key factors that contributed to the turn of events in Western Europe?
  • Is the European Union (EU) project crumbling?
  • Can the UK survive without the EU?
  • What are the implications of the UK vote for Canada and the international community?

Join UFV faculty members and students from different disciplines for an afternoon of intensive discussions of the future of the UK, EU, and the world at large.

When: October 3, 2016, 2:30pm-4:30pm

Where: UFV Abbotsford campus, B101

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