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Dr. Strang Burton

Revitalization of the Indigenous Languages

Thurs, Jan 24, 2019 | 5:00 pm, Gathering Place, Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park

UFV President Dr. Joanne MacLean is pleased to welcome guest speaker Dr. Strang Burton to the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park as part of UFV’s President’s Leadership Lecture Series.

Dr. Burton is a lecturer in Linguistics at UBC and also works as an employee of the Stó:lō Nation language program, specializing in documentation and re-vitalization work for severely endangered languages. He has worked for many years with elders and community members to document the Upriver Halq’emeylem language, working for a community-run language revitalization program, the Stó:lō Shxweli Halq’emeylem Language program, at the Stó:lō Nation, in Chilliwack.

Dr. Burton will speak to the work being done in the revitalization of the indigenous languages and in particular the Halq’eméylem language. Dr. Burton’s work has been instrumental to the work of our Honorary Doctorate, Siyamiyateliyot Elizabeth Phillips.

Dr. Sophie Schmidt

The Road to Success in Soccer and Life

Fri, Feb 8, 2019 | 4:00 pm, Evered Hall, Student Union Building, Abbotsford campus

UFV President Dr. Joanne MacLean welcomes UFV honorary degree recipient Sophie Schmidt to the Abbotsford campus for a Q & A session as part of the President’s Leadership Lecture Series.

Sophie is a member of the Canadian women’s national soccer team and a professional soccer player. She has played for Canada in three Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal in 2012 in London and again in 2016 in Rio. She also represented Canada at three FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments.

Sophie is a role model for girls and women across Canada and all over the world–and she got her start right here in Abbotsford!

Dr. Peter Looker

Blended Learning, Blended Experience

Wed, Feb 27, 2019 | 4:30 pm, Room B101, Abbotsford campus

UFV President Dr. Joanne MacLean is pleased to welcome Dr. Peter Looker to the Abbotsford campus as part of the President’s Leadership Lecture Series.

Drawing on direct experience of the changing teaching and learning practices at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, his talk will address the way that changed physical teaching spaces, an increased use of new technology, and new understandings of what makes for effective learning both result from and create a collaborative approach to curriculum development and the tenor of the overall learning environment.

Dr. Looker is currently Head of the Teaching, Learning, and Pedagogy Division at NTU and has been working in learning and teaching development since 2002. His main areas of interest are in the development of sustainable learning and teaching cultures, policy development, learning space design, and student assessment.

International Women's Day: Panel Lecture on Deconstructing Gender and Race

Featuring Dr. Kim Bolan, Robyn Maynard, and Dr. Gina Starblanket

Fri, Mar 8, 2019 | 4:00 pm, Room B101, Abbotsford campus

Join us on International Women’s Day for a President’s Leadership Lecture Series featuring a panel of three inspiring women and their stories, with the united theme of Deconstructing Gender and Race.

Award-winning journalist and 2018 UFV Honorary Doctorate recipient Dr. Kim Bolan, award-winning author Robyn Maynard, and Indigenous political science professor Dr. Gina Starblanket will share their personal experiences that have led them to where they are now.


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