Author Archive | Greg Laychak

BCTECH Summit 2019: UFV’s weed-blasting robot and phantom lung on display

Students and alumni of UFV’s Engineering Physics Diploma in Mechatronics program were at the university’s BCTECH Summit booth this week showing off their involvement in some impressive creations. The RoboWeeder — an autonomous, sustainable, and eco-friendly arm-on-wheels that finds and blasts weeds with microwaves — was one of the projects on display in the Vancouver […]

UFV Sweater Week

Pull out your woollies for UFV Sweater Week 2019

  Feeling that February chill? Well, it’s time to layer up, UFV. To help raise awareness about climate change everyone is invited to wear sweaters on campus next week, Feb. 11–15, for UFV’s third annual Sweater Week. In most spaces throughout the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses temperatures will be reduced two degrees to lower carbon […]

Gingerbread collaboration wins first prize

Sitting among a village of gum-dropped, mostly European-style gingerbread houses, an austere cookie structure stands out, more distinct than its flashy candy counterparts. The tiny home is an artistic interpretation of a traditional Coast Salish dwelling, similar to abodes that were built for thousands of years along the banks of the Fraser River and its […]