Author Archive | Greg Laychak

Matthew Harty awarded Governor General’s Gold Medal with perfect GPA

Early on in his career at the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), an aspiring Matthew Harty would occasionally help in street-level undercover work during a patrol shift. “I was quite young, so I was always a student, that was my story,” he says remembering the start of his police career. He would give the buy money […]

Master carver Francis Horne Sr. to receive UFV honorary degree

Francis Horne Sr. is a world-renowned Coast Salish master carver whose stirring work has been represented in a range of top Vancouver galleries since his professional career started almost 50 years ago. For his sculpting legacy and his lifelong commitment to helping and healing others, Horne was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree […]

Getting a jump on the fight against procrastination earns teamwork award for LNAP crew

There’s no ‘i’ in teamwork, but there is a capital “UFV.” That’s the sentiment of Academic Success Centre coordinator Sandra Smith when she talks about the organizing committee planning and executing the university’s Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP) each semester. Her team earned this year’s UFV Teamwork Award for their efforts to inspire academic action […]

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 […]