Busy day on campus on Wed, Nov 14

Wed, November 14 is going to be a busy day on campus at UFV. If one had no other obligations, one could be occupied almost all day with special events and activities.

First off, at 7 am, UFV is hosting breakfast with Canadian women’s national soccer coach John Herdman. Thanks to those who bought tickets to support this fundraiser for UFV Cascades Athletics.

Then, from at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, UFV Research presents faculty Microlectures. Are you the type of person who likes your education in bite-size pieces and on many topics in one sitting? Then be sure to take in the UFV Microlectures on Wed, Nov 14, at the Road Runner lounge on the UFV Abbotsford campus.

Starting at 11:30 am, 17 faculty members from a variety of disciplines will each have two minutes to give you a taste of their field of research and speak about exciting findings and developments. http://blogs.ufv.ca/blog/2012/11/feed-your-head-with-noon-hour-microlectures-at-ufv-nov-1

Also at 11:30 am, through to 2:30 pm, the Faculty of Professional Studies celebrates internationalization
in the Envision Athletics Centre, South Gym.

Come for international performances followed by a reception to celebrate internationalization with the Faculty of Professional Studies.  Celebrate our diverse university community. UFV faculty members and students who have traveled to a variety of countries, or students and faculty who have come from different parts of the world to Canada, will share their international experiences and accomplishment

From noon to 1 pm: GIS is everywhere — find out more at Geography’s GIS Day. The UFV Geography department is continuing its tradition of hosting an annual GIS Day lunch-hour event as part of a worldwide movement to showcase and promote GIS technology and its use in our society. Have a slice of pizza and a soft drink while you learn about how geographic information system (GIS) technology has rapidly spread through any discipline in which location is important. Agriculture, biology, geology, computing, environmental science, forestry, planning, and transportation are just a few examples of disciplines in which GIS technology has played an increasingly important role in mapping, managing, visualizing and understanding information.  Scott Shupe from the Geography department will kick off GIS Day with a short overview on GIS followed by special presentations from  UFV alumnus Alison Thorpe,  who will discuss agriculture land use inventories at the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Community Mapping Network folks, who will discuss and demonstrate their online habitat atlas tool for use in understanding local geography.

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Then at 2 pm, there is an Honours English information session in Abby B121. For more information, visit ufv.ca/english/honours

At 3 pm, UFV’s Advancement office is hosting a free seminar:

Avoiding Estate Litigation
University House (Building F)
Enter from MacKenzie Road

Keynote Speaker: litigation lawyer Marc Misner, Macadams Law Firm

Then, from 4 to 6 pm, enjoy a Flavours of the World-themed  community dinner at
U House on the Abbotsford campus.

Sample cuisine from all over the world at this extravagant feast, prepared for you by the International Student Association and UFV International.  Drop by U House and add spice to your life with this smorgasbord of world flavors, all for $2.

Or, for a truly unique night out, come savour an outstanding gourmet prix fixe menu prepared by UFV’s renowned Culinary Arts cooks-in-training at Rivers fine dining room at the Trades and Technology Centre at Canada Education Park in Chilliwack.

VIEW THE MENU at ufv.ca/rivers
Prix Fixe four-course meal: $29.95
One evening seating: 6 pm
604 847-5404 or rivers@ufv.ca
Reservations strongly recommended.

 

 

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