Agriculture practicums give students a fresh lens on their career aspirations

Name an animal, any animal. Chances are, you could have found them at Pandora Ferguson’s 10-acre family farm, growing up in Bridge Lake, just outside 100 Mile House, BC, a remote town six hours north of Vancouver. “Horses, a corral, cows, pigs, sheep, duck, geese, chickens, rabbits, like everything,” said Ferguson. “And to be honest, […]

Local locks sheared in support of Indigenous language scholarship

We’ve all heard of COVID hair. A certain segment of the population saw the pandemic as an opportunity to unleash their 1980s hair-band or 1970s prog-rock look as people worked from home and were reluctant to venture out to the hairdresser or barber shop. Now as people gradually return to the office, some come with […]

Anderson challenges children to master their critical thinking skills — Science Talks lecture October 5

One of life’s simple pleasures for Anastasia Anderson, an associate professor of philosophy at UFV, is witnessing children think, comprehend and communicate on an advanced level.  At the annual Thinking Playground camp in late August that she helps organize, children and adolescents alike — some of whom have attended for the past several years — […]

Join the Sustainable UFV Ecochallenge — now through Oct 29

  The Drawdown Ecochallenge is a customizable and solutions-oriented engagement program focused on bettering our impact on the earth and ourselves. UFV is creating a team this year to challenge students & employees to create sustainable daily habits. Participants choose actions, track and share their progress through the online platform, and earn points for taking […]

Chilliwack family honours young son’s memory with new UFV bursary

  Mallory Manley and Glen Schwarzfeld of Chilliwack have lived through every parent’s worst nightmare. Just over a year ago, they lost their son, Weston, in an accident while he was on a day-camp outing. Weston had recently completed kindergarten and was excited about his upcoming sixth birthday. There was a groundswell of community support […]