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The Abbotsford Online Poppy Album
History student Brian Radant researched and compiled the information on the home addresses and photographs of Abbotsford casualties in World War II. Starting with only the names on the Abbotsford cenotaph, Brian traced their information from newspaper files at The Reach archives, as well as from local land registry records and online resources at Library and Archives Canada.
The Online Poppy Album commemorates 24 recruits from Abbotsford who died in World War II. It does so in a unique way, by showing where these individuals lived when they signed up, and connects us to the life-altering events of the past through geography.
Fraser Valley History Project
The Fraser Valley History Project website houses student websites that will help bring to life the history of the Fraser Valley and its people. It is a product of History 440: Local History for the Web offered at the University of the Fraser Valley. Read the work of our senior undergraduate students based on primary research they conducted in local community archives and museums throughout the Fraser Valley.
History in 5
History in 5 was a student film contest run by the UFV History department.
The contest was open to all UFV students and high school students in Grades 10, 11, and 12 in both public and private schools. The film submissions could be on any topic in history, but could not be longer than 5 minutes. Film categories were: historical re-enactment, documentary, animated/non-live action, interview with a historical figure, and satire/spoof.
- Historical Re-enactment: “Louis Riel's Death” by Nathaniel Hall (A.S.I.A., Abbotsford, BC) | 2004
- Historical Re-enactment: “JFK Assassination” by Colin Mann, Dakota Gladish, Jordon Bergen, and Brad Olsen (Hatzic Secondary, Mission, BC) | 2013
- Documentary: “The Blitz – A Child’s Perspective,” by Richard Moon and Andrea Mah (Maple Ridge Secondary School, Maple Ridge, BC) | 2013
- Animated: “Sis and Bro: Napoleon and his Long Speech,” by Caitlin Webb (Hatzic Secondary, Mission, BC) | 2013
Journal of Historical Biography
The Journal of Historical Biography was an international, peer-reviewed, open access periodical that published two volumes each year from 2007 to 2014. Content included biographical portraits of prominent individuals; reviews of biographical works and of works related to historical biography; and theoretical, methodological, and philosophical pieces reflecting on the larger issues associated with writing biography or autobiography. View archives.
The Poppy Project
The Poppy Project is an interactive online exhibit showing the home addresses of people listed on Chilliwack's War Memorial who died in the First and Second World Wars.
The exhibit is a collaboration between the University of the Fraser Valley and the Chilliwack Museum and Archives. UFV student Pierce Smith undertook research to determine where soldiers, listed on the War Memorial, lived in Chilliwack.
Learn more about the project and view the maps.
Read the full story featured in the Chilliwack Progress newspaper.