UFV International students pay thousands in tuition, but is the campus...

International students spent $2.3 billion in BC alone in the 2012-13 fiscal year. There were over 50,000 international students in private and public institutions, spiking provincial government revenue by $80 million and funding over 25,000 jobs in international education. These are prosperous numbers — not just for universities but for the cities in which they are located.

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor

UFV Kinesiology grad Jennie Wyness, alongside her husband Dave and their dog Dexter, have set sail for an atypical journey across the Pacific. Due to a difficult job market and rundown economy, she has chosen to focus on personal growth rather than choosing to settle into a job that would just get her by

Poppin’ tags: Abbotsford thrift shops at a glance

There’s a sense of adventure when you walk into the right thrift store and see shelves upon shelves of random goods scattered and piled high, ready for you to sift through.

US discovers huge mineral reserves in Afganistan

The U.S. National Geographic Society, working in tandem with the Pentagon, has recently discovered up to $1 trillion of untapped mineral wealth in Afghanistan. The story, which was broke by the New York Times, outlined the different minerals that were discovered in the country, “iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium.” Of particular importance are the reserves of lithium discovered, which is an integral component in the construction of electrical goods, and could see Afghanistan become one of the world leaders in the production of lithium.

United Way Awareness

1 in 4 people in the Fraser Valley use a service that the United Way of the Fraser Valley (UWFV) supports. In addition to its own initiatives, the United Way supports 27 local agencies.

Puppy room moves from myth to reality

Pet therapy is used for reducing anxiety, lowering blood pressure, improving recovery from heart disease and providing an all-around boost in mental wellbeing. Programs like Therapeutic Paws of Canada (TPOC) and St. John Ambulance (SJA) provide pet therapy for hospitals, long-term care facilities, and schools all over Canada.

At UFV, unreliable support and a culture of silence for students...

There is nothing simple about surviving sexual violence, nothing simple about speaking about it. Articles, interviews, panels, reports, policies try to explain it and deal with it, they try to teach words to make it understandable — because everyone knows, but not everyone truly tries to understand sexual violence, question their role in it.

Bridging the transit gap

“If successfully implemented and utilized by UFV students, the Abby UFV to CEP shuttle bus will help to pull a lot of cars off the road,” Van der Kroon says. “It will be a practical step towards improving local air quality and redirecting [the] money that people spend on their cars in other ways that support the local economy.”

Lack of standardized percentage scale means discrepancies in UFV transfer grades

How do students know if the grades they receive at UFV have the same weight as those given by larger universities like UBC?

Psych Talk: Brain circuitry behind binge eating located

An area of the brain known as the lateral hypothalamus has often been labelled the “eating center” because stimulation of the region caused rats to overeat, even when apparently satiated with food.

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