Passing the torch of knowledge

There’s a saying that “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire,” and I couldn’t agree more. On Wednesday, Jan. 31, I had the…

Advice to the English department

Historical context Disclaimer: my intention in writing this is not to dissuade any student interested in majoring in English from doing so. Many of my friends have done it. I’ve…

Sailing to Byzantium

Last Friday, an exhibition of student art was held in Evered Hall. The event, entitled “Sailing to Byzantium,” was a unique collaboration between the faculties of English, theatre, and visual…

Review: New Writers, New Plays

Four short scenes from four new plays; a staged reading of works-in-progress by students of English 381. Happily Ever After Written by Dustin Anderlini Reviewed by Jess Wind Inspired by…

Study of speech synthesis may have broad practical applications

Imagine a security system that analyzes the unique sound waves of your voice to grant access. How about an ECG that uses noise cancelling technology to differentiate between an expectant mother’s pulse and the movements of her unborn child? These are some of the many potential real-world applications of digital speech processing discussed by Dr. Surinder Dhanjal in his November 9 presentation at UFV’s Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, the fourth address in their ongoing South Asian Lecture Series.