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Baker House strives to foster a strong community

Baker House strives to foster a strong community

Located on the Abbotsford campus above the UFV bookstore and the Press Café, the 200-occupancy apartment-style building is outfitted with a common room, laundry, and underground parking, all maintained by students and staff twenty-four seven.

From the outside, however, it’s hard to get a clear picture of what it’s like to live in Baker House, and the issues residents might encounter. Read more!

News

BC government gives $325,274 to UFV Trades

BC government gives $325,274 to UFV Trades

The BC government has continued its investment in trades by buying $325,274 in new equipment for UFV.

Minister of Advanced Education Andrew Wilkinson announced the gift on February 20 at the Trades and Technology Centre (TTC) automotive room in Chilliwack to UFV administrators, select trades students, and the media. Read more!

Opinion

There’s a time and a place for quitting — but not when you’ve got your whole life ahead of you

There’s a time and a place for quitting — but not when you’ve got your whole life ahead of you

“Fuck me.”

These are the defeatist words I find myself uttering more often than I’d like to admit. I am a full-time student with a full-time girlfriend making the big bucks at two essentially full-time jobs. On top of this, I’m involved with countless creative projects with countless wonderful people. Read more!

Culture

Data sets and the dating world: PlentyOfFish lecture finds practical applications for math majors

Data sets and the dating world: PlentyOfFish lecture finds practical applications for math majors

Math and romance were the topics of a recent lecture by Thomas Levi, a senior data scientist at PlentyOfFish, the world’s largest free dating site. The event, which was hosted by the math club, drew students and faculty from the CIS and math departments among a variety of other disciplines. Levi spoke about the development of the system used by PlentyOfFish to match users and described the system’s functions, offering UFV students the chance to see the applications of the mathematics they learn. Read more!

Arts in Review

Season four of Girls becomes dark, vicious, and drama-ridden

Season four of Girls becomes dark, vicious, and drama-ridden

Not every show that passes the Bechdel test is feminist, but every feminist show will pass the Bechdel test. Lena Dunham’s Girls certainly passes the Bechdel test, but by season four, there are serious criticisms to be raised about the show. Read more!

Sports

Back basics: don’t just rely on a hunch

Back basics: don’t just rely on a hunch

Perched naked on a stone, the thinker leans forward; eyes, forehead, and shoulders all focused on the same invisible object of contemplation. These days the object of such laborious focus is often more tangible: think laptops, cell phones, handouts, final essays in progress after a sleepless night of study in vain. Read more!

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