Dr. Awneet Sivia
Education Professor at University Of The Fraser Valley
As a faculty member in the Teacher Education Department, I teach courses in diversity education, science education (elementary, middle and secondary), action research, reflective practice and integrating technology across curriculum. I am passionate about teaching, learning and education and I value the opportunity to cultivate agency, vision and engagement in future teachers through my work in the program. My journey as an educator, thankfully, continues to unfold in exciting ways.
Meet 12-year-old local author Shervin and hear him read from his newly published book, completed just four years after emigrating from Iran to Canada. Dare to Dream: Tweens' Road to Success is a wise and fun book offering personal insight into how to handle the challenges of being a tween. Shervin has been making his mark in Abbotsford in the four short years since moving here. Now fluent in English, Shervin is learning French and declares that "you can achieve anything you want."
Global Studies Major
Chelsea’s overseas experience in Uganda in 2011 inspired her to see the world. It ignited a desire to learn how to engage in development to better the conditions of the impoverished. She has since returned to Uganda 3 times, worked in Australia and Turkey, traveled Iceland, climbed the highest mountain in North Africa in Morocco, travelled Western Europe and East Africa. Chelsea's most recent experience was homeschooling missionary children and volunteering at NGOs in Afghanistan in 2017.