Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Students for Development (SFD) project UFV student interns Adam Rieu, Kathryn Shiratti and Stacy Thorensen spent the fall semester working as interns in the local Chandigarh area. Their project was supervised by Dr. Garry Fehr, Geography UFV, Dr. Dhian Kaur, Geography, Panjab University and Dr. Krishna Mohan, Geography, Panjab University. They worked with a local NGO and a local school to build urban gardens to increase food security. As part of the project, they held a public engagement seminar at Panjab University which was attended by about seventy five students and people from the local partnerships. The students had a very productive internship and made long lasting friendships.
UFV Indo Canadian Community Advisory Members (ICCAC) Dr. Malwinder Dhami and Kelly Khakh of Envision Credit Union each provided a generous donation towards the purchace of seeds and other materials for the project.