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Joel Robertson-Taylor

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Beaming emojis into your mind

The first ever text message was sent 25 years ago last Sunday. According to CNET news, it was sent on December 3, 1992, by...

Auditing our mess

On Oct. 18, the UFV Centre for Sustainability, along with volunteers, conducted the third annual waste audit. Each year, the centre collects more data,...

The future of nationalism: Gwynne Dyer on Trump, the media, and...

Photo: Gwynne Dyer presents on Trump, and the rise of nationalism at UFV (Michael Hines/Contributor) Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent Canadian journalist, syndicated columnist,...

Almost there

By now, my friends and family know not to report me missing or legally dead: it’s just the end of the semester. The bears...

So, women are easy, most are bitches, and if I get...

That’s what the lyrics of the songs played in the SUB have taught me. The Makita drill in the utility closet looks mighty comforting —...

In loving memory: Cst. John Davidson

On Sunday, Nov. 19, UFV Abbotsford hosted attendees of APD Constable John Davidson's funeral. Space in the Envision Athletic Centre was provided to accommodate overflow...

Seismic shifts

I believe reality functions much like plate tectonics. Perceptions change slowly — nobody notices the gradual shift. Then, millions of years later (or seemingly...

The Bear: play preview

In one act, just 45 minutes, UFV’s theatre department hopes to hit the short and sweet mark with their 2017/18 season kick-off play, The...

A witness knows the truth

The Witness Blanket is a 12-metre-wide art installation made from hundreds of artifacts reclaimed from residential schools, churches, government buildings, and traditional and cultural...

Ripping out our roots — why removing a city-dwelling Douglas-fir is...

I was in Bruges, contemplating architecture, as one does. Beautiful, old architecture. Canada’s a young country, we don’t have any of that, save for...