Feature

Trading priorities: Job-specific training grows while academic programs endure cuts

Trading priorities: Job-specific training grows while academic programs endure cuts

Philosphy and poetry have never been big priorities for government spending. So when funding cuts or gifts come to the university’s door, there is a significant impact on an institution’s priorities. Read more!

News

SUS offers all-expenses-paid scholarship

SUS offers all-expenses-paid scholarship

The Student Union Society (SUS) is giving away $10,000 to a student entering their first year at UFV — and will continue to fund them the same amount annually until they graduate.

The UFV SUS Premiere Entrance Scholarship awards one student $40,000 over a period of four years based on their academic standing, contributions to the community, and future involvement with SUS. Read more!

Opinion

Satire: The perks of being pagan

Satire: The perks of being pagan

Every religion has its perks. Catholics get crackers and juice or wine, Sikhs sport the best headwear, and Buddhists are impervious to stress. Pagans, however, get the best perks of all. Read more!

Culture

Vancouver International Film Festival takes BC film in a new direction

Vancouver International Film Festival takes BC film in a new direction

Each year, the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) reliably rolls out an impressively vast lineup of films, numbering enough to approach the level of Canada’s “festival of festivals” in Toronto, but curated into small enough segments that the event has an easily summarized identity. This approach has given the festival a diverse audience, appealing to Vancouverites interested in films that the city’s now mostly homologous first-run theatres tend to ignore. Read more!

Arts

Fed Up about the not-so-sweet junk food industry

Fed Up about the not-so-sweet junk food industry

We’ve come to the point where the word “obesity” is often followed by the word “epidemic” in North America — especially in the US, where there are 600,000 food items on the market, and 80 per cent of those products have added sugar. Where studies are emerging that say sugar is as addictive as cocaine. Where a third of Americans will have diabetes by 2050.
Read more!

Sports

Cascades soccer team enjoys the home field advantage throughout a winning weekend

Cascades soccer team enjoys the home field advantage throughout a winning weekend

It’s known around the world as “the beautiful game.” Soccer is a sport with a deep and rich past, and it unites the world in competition every four years. It’s also a sport that the Cascades excel at.

The UFV soccer program is one of two that play at the CIS (university level) at the school, meaning they face the best competition day in and day out. Read more!

Weekly workshops

Open to UFV students, Cascade contributors and staff, The Cascade offers free weekly workshops!

This week:

How to Develop an Argument
Oct 2, 7:00-8:00 PM C1429, Abbotsford Campus
Want to get your point across? Opinion Editor Brittney Hensman will walk you through how to construct a bulletproof opinion piece.

RSVP at brittney@ufvcascade.ca to register.

All workshops by registration only. No drop-ins.

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